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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. 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 video in your child's classroom as well as provide you real time updates through our family communication app.
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!
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: 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
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 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’ve learned something new.