New Hours: La Petite Academy of New Lenox

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La Petite Academy of New Lenox

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

Now Scheduling Virtual Tours

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

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!

Here's what people have to say

4.78 out of 5 stars
The teachers are friendly and engaging, and my child has grown socially and academically because of them!
School and staff are amazing, my child loves going, talks very positively about his days.
I think it is a great place with awesome teachers.
We love all the staff at La Petite. I know when I drop them off everyday they are in good hands. I trust everyone, which is very important to me. Plus they learn and have fun everyday.
LaPetite has been great for us. Close to home, the staff is awesome, and the program is great for our daughter. She made some great friends over the past 4 years. Highly recommended.
We recommend your facility to all our friends. We have had an excellent experience with all the teachers and staff.
Teachers are caring and supportive to childAnd parents
My general experience with this school has been nothing less than amazing! I am so happy with the staff and the way they treat my children! My children are learning and growing so much more than I could have ever imagined!
I’ve been sending my children to LPA for 7.5 years. This wonderful team has included women (and one man - he was awesome) who care about how my children are growing. I feel secure leaving my children in their care within their clean facility while I continue my career. I look forward to many more years with my location.

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:

Gymnastics, 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.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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We welcome Illinois Child Care Assistance Program families.

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Meet Our Staff

Carrie Martin, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Nicole Foster, Assistant Director

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.

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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: 815.485.2770815.485.2770 License #: 475551-02