Teachers & Classrooms

Our Educators – We Have a Passion for Learning

Teacher with kids on either side, playing with play dough

Every La Petite Academy is staffed by highly trained and skilled teachers dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential. All La Petite Academy educators:

  • Are state certified and meet all state child care requirements
  • Complete extensive training in Academy standards and specialized curriculum
  • Train in-depth on child care and child-development milestones
  • Receive ongoing yearly professional development training through our La Petite Education Department
  • Continually enhance their skills and knowledge on topics such as handling challenging behaviors, building confidence, and developing social skills.

An Ideal Learning Environment

A well-designed child care environment inspires inquisitiveness and enhances learning. From small classrooms to a low student-to-teacher ratio, every school provides a warm, intimate, secure environment for children to learn, explore, and grow at their own pace.

Our classrooms are specifically designed based on age group:

  • Infants: Plenty of floor space and materials to stimulate optimal development.
  • Twos: Learning centers address this age group’s wide range of development skills.
  • School-Age Children: Social interaction, individual exploration, and opportunities to test independence define these spaces.

Clean Spaces

Cleanliness is imperative to us, so we take significant precautions to prevent the spread of germs.

  • In the infant areas, all teachers and staff wear booties to limit outside germs.
  • All spaces that children come in contact with are regularly disinfected.
  • All the children’s toys are disinfected on a regular basis.

Safety and Security – Our Top Priority

Providing a safe and secure child care environment is our top priority. Each La Petite Academy has a set of safety and security procedures that are strictly enforced, including:

  • Secure lobby and classrooms. Every entrance is equipped with an electronic lock. All parents must know the PIN number, while all visitors are greeted at the door to sign in and be assisted.
  • Visitor precautions. Photo ID is required from all unfamiliar visitors. A visitor listed as authorized to pick up a child must still show photo ID if they are not familiar to the school director and/or assistant director.
  • Equipment safety. Some of our many precautions include child-sized tables that are “non-tippable” and regular monitoring to ensure equipment is in good working order.

Nutrition – Healthy Choices for Growing Kids

Menus include a variety of foods which meet daily nutritional needs for young children and satisfy licensing requirements. When substitutions are necessary, we’ll maintain the nutritional content of the overall menu. Substitutions will be posted to keep you apprised of what’s been served.

Meals are served family style and may include your child assisting in areas such as:

  • Table setting
  • Food serving
  • Cleaning up

View the sample weekly menu that offers examples of the healthy options offered for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack at our schools.

We encourage children to sample new foods and taste what’s being served; however, we cannot require children to eat or in any way punish them if they choose not to eat all foods served. Please speak with your school director if you have specific concerns because of:

  • Religious reasons
  • Special dietary needs
  • Allergies or other considerations

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