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Welcome to La Petite Academy, where open spaces and open concepts create open minds! My name is Alaysha, academy director, and I have worked with La Petite Academy since 2006.
Our educational approach is designed to strengthen and develop what makes your child so extraordinary. The free-flowing, open concept design of our facilities inspires a nurturing, interactive, and collaborative environment in which your child can thrive.
I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to talk. We plan a lot of events for everyone to participate in and I work hard to ensure that families here in Ballwin meet each other and develop strong relationships.
We have an outstanding staff that is dedicated to our children and families. We have more than 125 years of combined experience, with many of our teachers having over a decade of experience. All of our teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state. Additionally, 90% of our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Ballwin, MO, today!
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.Learn More
For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy
Education: CDA in Preschool Education; Over 18 Early Childhood Education Classes
When I began working with La Petite Academy as an assistant teacher in 2006, I quickly recognized my passion for early education and became a part of the management team. I have been a Director since 2016 and love being able to create a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow in.
Ms. Jennifer Thrasher is one of our newest additions to our La Petite Academy family as of July 2019. She brings a strong passion for STEM exploration and a genuine love for learning for not only the children but for herself and our teachers as well.