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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, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our wonderful La Petite Academy here in North Port, FL! We offer premium early education programs including infant care, preschool and before- and after-school options for school-age children.

My name is Christal and I am the center director. I have more than eight years of experience in the field and love working with little ones each day!

Our programs are taught by our experienced and passionate staff members. They each participate in training opportunities throughout the year to stay current in the field of early education.

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.

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.

Get Started

Open a window to your child's day.

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

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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

Ady Ortiz, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (in Progress), Associate's Degree in Elementary Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, 45 DCF Clock Hours

I have two children ages 12 and seven. I have been in the early childhood field for 10 years. One of my favorite quotes is: "A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart." I look forward to working with your family!

Meet Our Staff

Holly Dailey, Admin Assistant

Certifications: CPR, 45 DCF Hours, Notary License

I have three children ages 13, eight, and five. I have been working in the field of early childhood education for over three years. I am very passionate about my career and love all of our students!

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