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La Petite Academy of Champaign

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Welcome to Our School

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!!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
This is a wonderful facility. The teachers and staff are outstanding. Our kids have lots of needs and La Petite exceeds all expectations.
I can’t imagine my children anywhere else! La Petite Academy is their second home!
My favorite thing about La Petite is when I drop my son off in the morning and his teachers and the other kids shout his name and seems genuinely happy to see him. It makes me feel so good that he is welcomed so warmly in the mornings. Also, I love getting updates or hearing stories about his day when I come pick him up.
This is a wonderful academy for babies. My son is blossoming, coming home and demonstrating things he has picked up from daycare. I'm so thrilled and excited to have found a safe place to take my child everyday.
Everything has been wonderful! Staff is always very friendly and personable.
Everything has been great. The staff is very friendly and make us feel welcome each time we enter and exit the building
extremely positive. teachers are warm and caring, environment is safe.
Teachers, staff and directors are all great. They all love our son and he loves them.
Great school I feel they take and watch the kids better and the class size is better
Everyone was friendly without being phony. I liked the layout and security.

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

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:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement


We welcome Illinois Child Care Assistance Program families.

Schedule a tour to learn more.

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Heidi Parker, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Carolyn Davis, Assistant Director

Certifications: Illinois ECE Level 2 Credential

I have been with La Petite since 2015 and have been assistant director since 2016.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 217.352.4660217.352.4660 License #: 170294-08