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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. 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.
We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.
We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.
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 child care needs, no matter how flexible!
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
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.
Education: Associate's Degree 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.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Teacher Credential Level 4
I have always been passionate about working with children. I have 15 years of experience in child care, but have been working for La Petite Academy for seven years. Over the years, my position has 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 have learned something new.