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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. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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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.

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.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

Call us to schedule a tour today, we'd love to have you join the La Petite Family!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
I love the genuine warmth shown by the teachers and staff, and the nutritious food served to the children.
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

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.

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Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Carolyn Davis, Director

Education: Started Associate's in ECE at Parkland; Pursuing Bachelor's 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!

Meet Our Staff

Leslie Guinto, Assistant Director

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.

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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.


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