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La Petite Academy of North Port

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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, for elementary school students, The Prep Lab offers distance learning support, STEM projects, and more, on a flexible schedule—including a full-day option.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome La Petite Academy in North Port!

We invite you learn about how our nurturing and experienced staff, along with our proprietary curriculum will provide your family with the best possible early childhood program in the area. Our curriculum begins with "Learn from the Start" for our youngest learners (6 weeks to 2 years), and grows with your child's age and abilities all the way to our "Prep Lab" specifically designed for our School-Age students.

Your child’s well-being is always our top priority. That starts with a healthy, safe environment when they’re away from home. Here are just a few ways we’ve enhanced procedures at our school:

We are following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local authorities.

We have provided protective face coverings for all staff members.

We are screening all staff members and children upon arrival at school to check for raised temperatures.

We are having parents and family members remain in common areas.

We know that being apart from your child can be a challenge. That’s why we want to make sure you feel connected throughout the day, every day, sharing in all your child’s experiences.

Soon, we will be introducing WatchMeGrow. A free, live-streaming video service, which will allow you to be able to view your child’s activities in the classroom on any smart device or computer.

Get ready to open a window on your child’s day!

We understand that any interruption in the course of a child’s education is difficult. Our new Prep Lab program supports distance learning by having school-agers bring their own devices to complete their assignments with our help. Prep Lab is integrated into the normal daily schedule for School Age children, so there is no extra cost to our families. Our dedicated, experienced teachers can pick up where your child’s education left off with enhanced curriculum tailored to meet their needs.

We invite you to schedule a tour today to experience all we have to offer at La Petite Academy in North Port!

Our Programs

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free daily, 4-hour program that includes breakfast and lunch, with the option of extended wrap care. This full-day learning experience enhances your child’s school readiness journey. Every child who turns 4 by September 1 may be eligible for free VPK. Schedule a tour to learn more.

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Christal Samuels, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Administration (in Progress), Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, 45 DCF Hours, National CDA, Advanced VPK Endorsed Directors Credential

I have more than eight years of experience in early childhood. I have two little girls ages five and two, and both attend school here. I strive to ensure that all children are in a fun, safe, and creative learning environment.

Meet Our Staff

T. Maia Ivelic, School Education Manager

Education: M.S. Educational Leadership, B.S. Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, 45 DCF Clock Hours

I have been driving excellence in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years! I not only have years of classroom experience, but have been an executive director for 10+ years. I am a coach and a mentor, and have had the privilege of presenting and training for NAEYC, National Head Start, and the California Kindergarten Conference. My wife and I relocated to Venice from Chicago last year and we love the Sunshine State! We enjoy traveling, anything to do with the beach, and cooking.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 941.423.8844941.423.8844