A Leader in Educational Child Care
La Petite Academy was established in 1968, with the purchase of seven university-sponsored schools. A pioneer in education-based care, La Petite Academy created the Journey™ curriculum, which sets the standard for early childhood education.
As we have grown, we’ve developed significant resources, such as our own Education Department to set programs and curriculums, as well as top training and professional development for our teachers.
La Petite Academy offers a range of educational and care programs for children of all ages — from infants to school-age children who come to the Academy before and after school. By focusing on nurturing seven skill areas — an approach we call our Whole Child Education — we help children develop the critical-thinking skills and intellectual curiosity that fuel success in his or her kindergarten classroom and beyond.
As part of one of the nation’s largest educational child care companies, La Petite Academy Inc. operates nearly 500 child care schools across the country. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, each of our schools is licensed by the state where it operates. From North Carolina to California, we adhere to the highest standards of safety, security, cleanliness, teaching and loving care.
In 2007, we became part of the Learning Care Group family. Learning Care Group is one of the largest providers of early childhood care and educational services in the United States.
La Petite Academy is an equal opportunity provider.
A Powerful, Inspiring Career Awaits
You are a lifelong learner. You strive for excellence and believe that the most important thing you can do is to help others realize their potential. That’s what we have the chance to do every day in every one of our schools and in our division and corporate offices. We have the opportunity to influence children and help families. When you think about it, it’s a pretty awesome opportunity to build a career around something so powerful!
We’ll provide you with a fun and challenging environment. You will work with a great team in a supportive setting, and find that everyone from the van driver in a school to an accountant in our corporate office is working toward the same goal: to inspire children to be lifelong learners.
Teamwork, professionalism, innovation … they’re not just words on a plaque here. It’s what you’ll find every day.
Learning Care Group is committed to being an employer of choice and has many benefit options available to full- and part-time associates, including:
- Competitive compensation
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans available to eligible associates
- 401(k) savings plan
- Child-care discount
- Tuition reimbursement
- CDA reimbursement may be available
- Vacation, holiday and sick time
- Paid training
*Benefits may vary by individual location and the average the number of hours worked.
With Learning Care Group locations throughout the United States, there are numerous transfer and advancement opportunities available. So how do you get started? Click on one of the two links below to learn more about career options and to join our team.
School Staff Positions
(Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Food Specialist, Driver)
If you are interested in a staff position in one of our schools, search for a school near youand submit your resume. We may not have an opening at every location, but we will keep your information on file for six months.
School Management and Corporate Positions
If you are interested in a management position in one of our schools or a position working in our Corporate or Division Offices, you can search for current school management and corporate openings and submit your resume.
Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (more than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Flexibility of schedule
Often work with difficult children with no support
Pay rate hard to live off, many employees have to carry second jobs even with degrees.
Advice to Management
Increase pay rate, credibility as educators, and staff appropriately.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at La Petite Academy.
I filled out an application online then I stayed in contact with the Director until I was offered an interview(this process took a few weeks). My interview was two parts. I was first interviewed by the assistant director, then a few days later i was interviewed by the director. About a week later i was offered the job and started my week training.
- No hard questions were asked. Answer Question
There was no negotiation phase.
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