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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 16 years.
At La Petite, our Infant Child Care and Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. We encourage families to participate in a variety of events and activities including parent/teacher conferences, family literacy night, family game night and more.
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 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.
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.
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
Ask your director for details.
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
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: 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.
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.