Innovative, Dedicated Educators
A strong early education is built on talented teachers. That's why the dedicated teachers of La Petite Academy are highly trained, very motivated, and extraordinarily responsible professionals.
The reason we have such a capable staff of instructors, is because we have such a thorough selection process. Our customized, validated pre-hiring assessment allows us to find the most well trained teachers and care staff. To our knowledge, no competitors use anything similar to this unique hiring tool.
We vet our staff thoroughly. To do this, we check every reference, conduct background checks based on state and/or local licensing requirements, including fingerprinting, criminal checks, and through the verification of educational credentials. For candidates who transport children, they undergo an extensive driving history check, followed by subsequent annual checks after that.
We do this to protect the most valuable part of our school: your child.
After being hired, our teachers undergo comprehensive training that gives them a full understanding of our curriculum and our learning standards. Beyond that, they receive insight on child care and our approach to child development. Here, they are immersed in our STEM-inspired curriculum, which integrates science, technology, engineering, and math into every part of the educational experiences, ensuring that our teachers can guide your child as they exceed their milestones.
Cycle of Intentional Planning
Our approach to teaching is founded on a Cycle of Intentional Planning. This process uses observation and assessment to shape the teacher’s lesson planning.
This customized curriculum, based on observation and assessment, means our teachers are:
- Engaging the interests of the children while meeting their needs
- Targeting emerging skills
- Developing a lesson plan built specifically for the children in that classroom
Our high-quality educators and their ability to customize lessons to each student will ensure that your child is ready for school and a lifetime of success.
Accurate assessments are crucial to a quality early childhood curriculum because it allows our dedicated teachers to target a child's exact needs. By observing and measuring a child's abilities as they work, learn, and play, teachers can identify strengths and learning opportunities.
The observe and assess methodology gives teachers a chance to best understand their class, academically, but also in other ways as well. As they observe the children's learning style, they also discover more about their personalities and interests.
The foundation for a quality early childhood curriculum is accurate assessment. To make assessments that truly reflect their capabilities, children are observed while they work, learn, and play. These observational assessments allow teachers to understand where a child is on their educational path. That way, lessons can be created and targeted to their exact needs.