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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 Silver Circle of Quality in Illinois' ExceleRate program.
We have an updated school-age classroom including tablets with apps to create art, music and videos, an Xbox One with Kinect, tripods for moviemaking and more!
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 to schedule a tour - or schedule online! We'd love to have you join the La Petite Family!!
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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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
My name is Heidi and 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.