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Welcome to La Petite Academy, an educational early learning center in New Lenox, IL! My name is Carrie and I am the academy director. I have my degree in early childhood education and in graphic design, as well as my CDA. I have been working with children for over 20 years and have been at this location for 10 of them.
We offer Infant Care, Preschool, Private Kindergarten and other early education programs, each with a curriculum that is designed to meet each child's individual developmental needs and goals. Parents are kept up to date with their child progress in the classroom through newsletters, conferences, phone calls, as well as the brightwheel app, which provides real time updates so you don't miss a moment. We also have cameras in every classroom where parents can stream a live video of their child's class through our WatchMeGrow app.
Our building uses a coded entry system and only prearranged adults may pick up children. We have a strong team of dedicated teachers with years of combined experience. All staff goes through CPR and first aid certification, as well as ongoing monthly training.
We have been taking extra steps to help keep our students, staff and parents safe and healthy. We are doing this by adding extra times throughout the day to clean and sanitize high touch point areas, screening everyone who enters our building, as well as staff wearing masks at all times in the building.
We also want to reassure all of our school-age families that we will be here to help you though all the possibilities that may happen in the local school districts. We are able to help accommodate students schedule whether your child will be doing in school learning, remote learning or a combination of both. We would love to let you know all about this!
Give us a call to schedule a tour of our outstanding school today!
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.
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.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:
Gymnastics, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Is your child scheduled to start kindergarten? Will changes in your district impact their school year? We have a solution. Private Kindergarten is a small class with big opportunities for your child. Five full days of in-school learning, featuring nationally recognized curriculum, prepares your child for first grade.
Education: Degree in Early Childhood
Certifications: CDA, CPR and First Aid, ECE Level 2
I have loved working with children since I was small. As a director, I am honored to get to know so many children and watch them as they grow and develop with us. I take lots of pride in our staff, school, educational programs, and quality of care that we offer.
Education: Degree in Early Childhood
Certifications: CPR and First Aid, ECE Level 3, Director ECE Level 1, Infant/Tod ECE Level 2
I love working with children - it is something I have wanted to do since I was little. I have worked in many different classrooms and love working with our families. My fiance and I have two little boys and we live in New Lenox. I love frisbee golf, watching sports, and spending time together.