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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: Started Associates in ECE at Parkland; Pursuing Bachelors at Ashford University
Certifications: Illinois ECE Credential Level 2
I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2002. It is fascinating to me to watch children’s minds work. Children pick up so much knowledge during the day and as educators it is our job to create an environment that enhances these experiences. It is my goal as the director to facilitate an environment that is warm, loving, and educational for all children who attend LPA!
Education: Pursued an Assistant's degree in Early Childhood Education; Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Illinois ECE Level 4 Credential
I have been in Early Childhood since 2009 and at LPA since 2016, working with all ages of children. I love watching children learn and grow and it amazes me how much they learn from one another. I have two sons that I love watching learn and grow, too. I want LPA to be a place that all children know that they are loved and I want them to enjoy coming to LPA to learn and play.