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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Champaign, IL! La Petite Academy offers the best Infant Care and Private Preschool in the area. Our facility is NECPA-accredited and holds a Gold Circle of Quality in Illinois' ExceleRate program.
The heath and safety of your child is our highest concern -- in addition to our usual stringent cleaning procedures, we are currently offering curbside drop off and pick up while limiting visitors into our building. We require masks for everyone entering the building over the age of 2. Temperature checks and health screenings are done upon arrival and throughout the day as well.
In addition to our digital parent communication app, brightwheel, our live cameras and corresponding app, WatchMeGrow, offers families of our youngest students a live glimpse into their child's day.
With elementary schools closed and moving towards a hybrid model for the fall, The Prep Lab is our school-age specific program integrating fun and academics in a grade specific atmosphere -- we're ready for whatever happens this school year!
Our staff is trained in early childhood education and nearly all teachers hold a degree in education. Each staff member is CPR and first aid certified. They stay current with monthly training sessions and ongoing training opportunities offered by the state.
Call us to schedule a virtual tour today - or schedule online! We'd love to have you join the La Petite Family!!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:
Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Education: M.Ed. University of Illinois; B.A. University of Illinois
Certifications: Illinois Director Credential, Level 1; Illinois ECE Credential Level 5; Illinois Type 04 Teaching Certification
I have been the academy director of La Petite in Champaign since 2009. I am also the mother of four children who are enrolled at La Petite! Having my children in my center with me has been the driving force of my success here in Champaign.
Certifications: Illinois ECE Level 2 Credential
I have been with La Petite since 2015 and have been assistant director since 2016.