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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Crystal Lake, IL. I am Nadine, the Academy Director. I have my degree in early childhood education and more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and director. Drawing from this background, I can confidently say that La Petite offers the best Infant Care and Preschool program in Crystal Lake.
During this Coronavirus Pandemic, for the health and safety of our parents, students and staff, we have new protocols. Drop-off and pick-up are curbside as well as temperatures are taken and logged at drop-off and frequently during the day. Masks are worn by all staff and children ages 2 through 12. No parents may enter the building and all payments are made online. Cleaning is being done hourly with extra care on high-touch areas. During this time the school hours are reduced. The hours are 6:30 am-5:00 pm. The license capacity is also reduced at this time to help with social distancing.
Our school offers a brightwheel program which enables parents to view their child's activities during the day and also communicate with the teachers. The school also has the WatchMeGrow program which is live streaming cameras that can be viewed by parents outside the school.
Our teachers and staff take great pride in presenting Crystal Lake with the highest caliber of care and early education. Our teachers have more than 50 years of combined experience and many of them serve as mentors for other area schools. They stay current on classroom techniques by participating in education training sessions as well as CPR and first aid training.
We have been located here in Crystal Lake since 1999 and have a Silver Circle of Quality rating from Excelerate Illinois. The Excelerate Illinois Program recognized our program's effort in going above and beyond the minimum state licensing requirements when caring for your child.
Call us for more information about the programs we offer. La Petite Academy is the leading educational daycare in Crystal Lake, IL.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math