Providence Catholic Children’s Academy (PCCA), formerly Providence Early Education Center, was founded in 1992 by Rev. Richard J. McGrath, O.S.A. Under the Diocese of Joliet, PCCA serves the religious and educational needs of young children between the ages of 3 and 6 who are members of the Catholic community in New Lenox and surrounding areas.
A strong sense of community, based and rooted in Christian values, unites children, families and faculty. PCCA fosters a positive self-image in each child and plans experiences that aid in the development of the “whole child” so that children will enjoy childhood, reach their full potential and become a fully functioning Christian adult.
The school’s name officially changed to Providence Catholic Children’s Academy on July 1, 2008, which better defines the facility as a Catholic grammar school as opposed to a childcare center. A new logo was also designed, which displays a cross with the values of love, learn and grow.