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Your School: La Petite Academy of Round Lake Beach, IL

La Petite Academy of Round Lake Beach

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Open: M-F, 6:00 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.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Round Lake Beach, IL. My name is Tera and I am the center director. I have an associate's degree with a focus on early childhood and have been working in the industry for 20 years.

At La Petite, our Infant Care and Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. We also have an amazing Junior Kindergarten and School-Age Distance Learning program, called the Prep Lab to assist families during those times when local school districts may be closed.

The loving teachers at our academy have more than 160 years of combined experience in early education. We value the relationships we build with all our families here in Round Lake Beach, and to help each child develop a love for learning, we partner closely with our families to ensure each child's individual needs are met.

Your family's health and safety is our number one concern. We do health screenings upon arrival for anyone who enters the building. We also provide curbside drop-off and pick-up service to cut down on the amount of traffic through our center. We have rigorous cleaning protocols throughout the day and all staff wear masks while in the classrooms.

Best of all, we provide you with access to our live streaming cameras in your child's classroom through an app called WatchMeGrow as well as provide you real time updates through the brightwheel app. This is all included in your weekly tuition price.

We invite you to call us today to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy and to see why we are the leading early childhood center in Round Lake Beach, IL. We are here to help accommodate your childcare needs, no matter how flexible!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 Stars across the board! Love this school/childcare!
Love the app and live-feed cameras. Staff are all excellent.
Love the WatchMeGrow and Brightwheel apps, definitely helps to put my mind at ease.
I do enjoy this schools environment, I’m always greeted with a sincere good morning and warm have a good evening!!!
Love the director, Tera. Friendly every day, so nice to the kids(they all LOVE her) kept very clean.
We feel very comfortable with having our children at this school. We have come to know the staff very well, and the teachers treat our children as if they are their own. There is nothing more comforting than seeing the teachers embrace our children in a big hug as we drop them off each day.
I love the teachers and program. Everyone is always so friendly and my son adores Miss Tara, Miss Daniela and Miss Maria. He never leaves without giving hugs. I just know that he is safe and “at home” here.
My overall experience has been wonderful and wish my children could attend elementary at La Petite Academy :) I am very happy this experience has laid a great foundation for their future learning cadence
We love Ms. Janna and Ms. Jordyn. They have done a great job of communicating with the parents and planning fun holiday acitivities for the kids. They do great crafts with our child and have been wonderful in the potty training process. I'm sure all of the teachers are awesome, but we have primarily worked with those two, and we love them!
The facility is always clean. They serve really good snacks and the staff is very friendly.

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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

We welcome Illinois Child Care Assistance Program families.

Schedule a tour to learn more.

Meet Our Staff

Tera Barnes, Director

Education: Associate's Degree

Certifications: Director Credential 1, First Aid and CPR certified

My career at La Petite Academy began in 2005 as the school-age teacher. Over the years, I have had the privilege of stepping into each of the management roles. In 2016, I became the center director and now am truly honored to impact not only the lives of the families and children that we serve, but the amazing teachers that make a difference every single day! I strive to cultivate a positive, family atmosphere where we foster a sense of community and a love for learning.

Meet Our Staff

Daniela Ziegler, Assistant Director

Education: Associates in Arts and Science

Certifications: Master Teacher certification, CDA, CPR & First Aid

I am proud to say that I began my journey with LPA in 2010. In my role as a master teacher and assistant director, I coach teachers and expand their knowledge of curriculum, safety, and positive interaction with children. I take pride in training our amazing staff members, and I know they are the best of the best! Most of all, I enjoy creating lasting memories with your little ones and developing lasting relationships with our families.

Meet Our Staff

Erin Moore, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)

Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Teacher Credential Level 4

I have always been passionate about working with children. I have 15 years of experience in childcare, but have been working for La Petite Academy for seven years. Over the years, my positions have changed from assistant teacher, lead teacher, team lead and safety captain. Each position has taught me new skills and provided me with many new experiences. One of my favorite things about working with young children is watching the light bulb go off when they’ve learned something new.

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: 847.265.9744847.265.9744 License #: 351250-05