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Your School: La Petite Academy of Glen Carbon, IL

La Petite Academy of Glen Carbon

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 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 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!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
We love our school. The entire staff is friendly and takes the time to get to know the kids and parents. My daughter learns something new every day and is excited to go to school.
We absolutely love this place! I listen to my daughter doing her pretend phone calls to her teacher on the weekends, telling her to be safe. It means so much knowing that these people genuinely care about my babies and that they are building relationships while there.
An amazing school. Teachers are friendly and invested in every child. It definitely shows through my child's learning and attitude.
We love Ms. Raquel. She’s so wonderful with our son. He has grown academically and socially in this past year. We couldn’t be happier.
It's very evident that the teachers and staff enjoy what they do and I feel like I'm leaving my baby in a safe, nurturing environment. I don't have to worry about her because I know that they are certified and up to date on AAP guidelines. They are able to support her developmental needs. The communication is clear and being able to follow the day through the Brightwheel app with pictures helps me
to feel involved while I'm away.
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We have nothing but praise for La Petite Glen Carbon. The staff is warm, thoughtful and educated! They get to know every child and became an extended member of our family. Most importantly, they provided a daycare solution for us in a time of need. We are forever grateful for the care and attention he's received at this school. I recommend La Petite Glen Carbon to anyone.
The staff and teachers at this school are exemplary. I could not be happier. I have rarely seen a group of children that are ALL such good friends, and I credit the teachers and school environment for this.
Everything about our experience at La Petite has been positive. The relationships with the directors and teachers has been great and it's a very welcoming environment. We had La Petite recommended to us by a friend/neighbor and have recommended it to others as well. It's a great place for us to be comfortable with the daycare of our child.
This school is so beautiful! The teachers and assistants are so kind. While my son loves ALL of the staff at this school, he always comes home and talks about how much he loves Ms. Kennedi. He is so happy here and I’m glad that we chose this school!
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We love LPA! The teachers are friendly,knowledgeable, and really care about the kids. My child is learning every day, and she's developing great social skills.

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:

Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Proud to be Accredited!

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

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

Carrie Howard, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Collin Esposo, Assistant Director

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.

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.


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Local School Phone Number: 618.288.3486618.288.3486 License #: 154490-08