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Welcome to La Petite Academy daycare and preschool in Bernalillo, NM, serving families in Bernalillo, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Algadones. My name is Esther and I am the academy director. I have my Child Development Associate credential and my National Administrative credential. I also have 34 years of experience as a teacher and manager.
We offer Infant Care, which includes premium diapers and wipes. We also offer Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs, as well as Before- and After-school care for School-Age children. We service the following schools, Carroll & Bernalillo, Placitas and Vista Grande Elementary Schools.
Our school is nationally accredited by the National Early Childhood Programs Accreditation and we have been awarded a Star V level rating with New Mexico State Licensing for Daycare Standards.
Our staff is dedicated to our children and families - together they have over 42 years of experience. Our learning center creates a family-oriented environment by hosting family events and maintaining an open-door policy.
We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.
We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.
Please call our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Bernalillo, NM to schedule a tour today. We look forward to meeting your family!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Certifications: NAC, CDA, CPR/First Aid Certified
My passion for children began in high school when I participated in a student program where we cared for children with a local church group. I have 34 years of experience in the early childhood field and I am currently pursuing a degree in early childhood multicultural education.
Certifications: Child Development Associate, CPR/First Aid
I have 20 years of experience working with children. I strive to provide safe, quality care for children. I enjoy watching children grow and utilize their skills taught through our programs. I have worked for three different La Petite's during my time with Learning Care Group