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La Petite Academy of Iowa City

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 7:00 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. 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.

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Welcome to Our School

Thank you for visiting our school, La Petite Academy in Iowa City, IA. Our school includes a loving childcare for Infants, Toddlers, Two's, Preschool, Pre-K, and more! We participate in the Iowa Quality Rating System, where we are currently a 4-star rated school. We are also accredited by National Early Childhood Program Accreditation and our staff members take part in training opportunities throughout the year.

Our school as a whole values many things - the teachers, children, and parents - as an extension of our own family. Together we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for everyone. Our number one goal is to try our best to meet each family's needs and develop strong relationships. We are following CDC and state guidance during this time to ensure all staff, students and families are safe in our care.

We also offer wonderful technology to help parents stay updated thoughout the day. We have a brightwheel mobile app where parents receive real-time updates via pictures and notes of how their child is doing during the day. We will also soon be offering WatchMeGrow, a live streaming tool that will allow parents to peek into their child's classroom.

Please call or visit today for a tour of our La Petite Academy in Iowa City, IA!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
You've been a wonderful partner in care of our kids! I have complete trust in the staff and love the curriculum and additional opportunities the kids have.
We love it and it's been set up as a professional clean and welcoming space for children!
Everyone is amazing! My daughter can’t wait to go to school in the morning. The teachers and staff members are very welcoming and provide a lot of communication throughout the day on what my daughter is doing.
We love it so much! Thank you for all you do!
We love this school. We have had nothing but great experiences with the school. The teachers care about our children. Promote great opportunities for growth, development, and social interaction. My children are happy when we drop them off and happy when we pick them up. They excited to share what they did that day at school.
Overall I'm beyond thrilled with our experience at LA petite. everyone is so kind and caring and our daughter is thriving! I never have to worry about her safety And on a daily basis I see growth in her learning and development
La Petite provides excellent care for my children. The teachers are fantastic!
Love our teachers, the app and picture updates. This is the best childcare experience we could ask for.
Great service provided here.
I'm so very happy and impressed with all the developmental activities you do with our baby and very pleased with the quality of physical care and safety provided. Everyone is so friendly and professional and the facility is immaculate. we love LA petite!

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.

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

Julie Reid, Director

Education: Early Childhood Apprentice Certificate

Certifications: First Aid, CPR, Mandatory Reporter, Universal Precautions

I have been in the early education field for 24 years now and at La Petite for nine years. I feel it is an absolute gift to be a part of a child's early educational experience. I view everyone here - the teachers, children, and parents - as an extension of my own family and I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment .

Meet Our Staff

Sarah Wood, Assistant Director

Education: A.A. in Psychology

Certifications: First Aid, CPR, Mandatory Reporting, Universal Precautions

I have been with La Petite Academy for 12 years now. One of my favorite things about working with children is the endless amounts of laughter, both given and received.

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: 319.338.4513319.338.4513 License #: 4152000031