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Welcome to La Petite Academy-Shades Crest! My name is Quenette and I am the academy director! I have been with La Petite Academy for more than seven years and I absolutely love what I do!
We are QRIS star rated and offer infant, toddler, preschool, and after-school care programs. Each classroom is instructed by educators who have a passion for what they do. Our teachers have Alabama Early Learning Guidelines credentials and are CPR and First Aid certified. Each classroom has a curriculum specifically created for their age group.
We take pride in making sure safety, quality care, and education is implemented successfully and we work cohesively with our families to ensure the needs of every child are met. Three ways we are implementing safety, quality care, and education is by:
• Practicing cleanliness and good hygiene with the children and our staff, including frequent hand washing and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items in classrooms
• Requesting parents remain in common areas only and not enter classrooms
• Conducting regular A.M. wellness checks to monitor how children are feeling
• Keeping children in groups of less than 11
• We recommend all children over the age of 2 to wear a mask.
• All staff members must wear a mask.
We’re excited to share that within a few months, our school will offer WatchMeGrow live video streaming! WatchMeGrow gives you secure access to view your child’s classroom in real-time while your child is in our care – either from a computer or via mobile app.
In addition to our customized curriculum per classroom, we have added our Prep Lab program which will address the lost class time that children have experienced across the country.
Schedule a tour at our La Petite Academy in Birmingham, AL today and let us create long-lasting memories for you and your family!
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.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include: