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Your School: La Petite Academy of Lake In The Hills, IL

La Petite Academy of Lake In The Hills

4540 W. Algonquin Road
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare of Lake in the Hills, IL, where we service families from Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Gilberts and other surrounding communities. My name is Melissa and I am the academy director. I have over 15 years of experience in early childhood education.

We offer Infant Care, Preschool and other early education programs. We have a curriculum that is designed to meet each child's developmental needs and goals and we also offer enrichment programs that emphasize health and nutrition. We are silver star rated with Excelrate Il, and Accredited by NECPA.

Our building uses a coded entry system and only prearranged adults may pick up children. You'll also love staying connected all day long through our mobile app for parents. Get real-time photos and updates of your child so you don't miss a moment.

I have a strong team of long-term, dedicated teachers with more than 100 years of combined experience. All of our staff goes through CPR and first aid certification, as well as ongoing monthly training.

We would love to meet your family and introduce you to ours here at La Petite Academy in Lake in the Hills, IL! Call us or stop in today for a tour!

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:

Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy

Proud to be Accredited!

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

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.

In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be 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

Meet Our Staff

Melissa Kreutzer, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Type 04 Teaching Certificate, Special Education Endorsement, CPR/First AID

I have always had a passion for teaching young children and I have been fortunate enough to have been teaching for over 15 years now. Throughout my time in the early childhood field, I have developed a strong community of learners, and I strive to build that community among all of our families.

Meet Our Staff

Cayla Learman, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Services with an Emphasis in Child Development

Certifications: CPR/First AID

In the last six years, I have had the privilege of working with children and families in all sorts of settings, fulfilling a passion of mine. I am now fortunate enough to work with the staff, offering them support as they guide and care for your children.

Meet Our Staff

Dana Karst, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Services with an Emphasis in Child Development

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

In my 16 years of experience, I have worked with children of all ages from infants to school-agers. Currently, I am the Lead Teacher in our Preschool program. I love working with young children and helping them develop a love of learning, and supporting them in their own decision making.

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Local School Phone Number: 847.669.6111847.669.6111 License #: 350062-05