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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Glen Carbon, IL where we provide education-based care with extended hours for the working family! My name is Carrie and I am the academy director. I have been working in early childhood education as a teacher and manager for over five years. I have my master's degree in social work from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a focus on child and family practice.
Our school offers Infant and Toddler Care, Private Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have also been awarded a Gold Circle of Quality from ExceleRate Illinois.
More than ever, health and safety is our top priority. We are providing curbside drop-off and pick-up and providing outdoor tours to limit access to our building, implementing enhanced cleaning protocols, and doing symptom and temperature checks on each child and staff member upon arrival.
Communication is important at our school and we love promoting our open-door policy where parents and families are welcome anytime. Along with the open-door policy, we provide communication through the mobile brighwheel app - photos, videos and messaging all at your fingertips! and will soon be offering WatchMeGrow - a live stream of your child's classroom throughout the day!
We have an outstanding and diverse faculty here in Glen Carbon. Our lead teachers have education-related degrees and our assistant teachers are pursuing education degrees or have multiple years of early childhood experience. Ongoing annual training is provided for all team members and our entire staff has pediatric, child and adult CPR/First Aid certifications.
I am proud to say that my teaching team is one of the best in our area! Schedule a tour at La Petite Academy in Glen Carbon, IL today. We can't wait to meet you!
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:
Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Food Service & Sanitation
I always knew that I wanted to work with children. While receiving my education, I found that my passion was in providing education to all children as early as possible. I love meeting and talking with all of my families and strive to create a community among the staff and family within our school.
Education: Child Development Associate
Certifications: First Aid/CPR
I am passionate about helping each child learn as much as they can without ever having to stop being a kid. I strongly believe in play-based learning, fostering independence, and maintaining consistent boundaries and expectations. I love helping children become stronger individuals while having a great time simultaneously.