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Welcome to La Petite Academy, a NECPA accredited educational Childcare facility, where your child can explore the world of creative learning as well as develop socially. We offer new and exciting experiences daily and provide a safe and loving environment. La Petite Academy has been an education-driven and reputable school in the community for more than 25 years.
My name is Dawn and I am honored to be a part of The Learning Care group as the Director here at La Petite Academy since 2019. I have been in the childcare field for over 30 years, I am also a Mother of three children. Through my experience, I can say La Petite offers the best educational programs for Infant through Pre-K that provide a loving, caring and nurturing environment. This center also offers After-School care with the convenience of transportation from the local area Elementary Schools and our Prep Lab program to support distance learning for School-Agers. All of our teachers are certified with a CDA or higher education; CPR / First Aid trained, and participate in ongoing trainings throughout the year. The unique longevity of our teachers is a testament to their dedication for the childcare field and continuously show their love for the children through the care and education they provide each day.
We focus on safety and good health as we follow CDC guidelines by conducting wellness and temperature checks upon arrival. Our facility remains locked at all times with a personalized key-code entry. We have cameras throughout the building and we are proud to announce that we will be going live soon with the WatchMeGrow program where you can watch your child participate in the educational activities throughout the day. Every child is entered into our brightwheel app where parents can communicate directly with their child's teacher, receive updates and pictures of their child while taking part in different activities.
Come tour our school today!
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:
Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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.
Education: Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts
Certifications: Florida Director Credential (Level I), Florida Staff Credential, VPK Director Credential, First Aid/CPR Certified
I started at La Petite Academy in 2019 but have 30 years of experience in the childcare field. I am a mother of three from Michigan, where I obtained my degree in Early Childhood and previously built and owned a preschool and daycare. I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child in our care and it is my goal to ensure that each child receives the care and love that they deserve.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, K-12
Certifications: VPK Director Credentials, First Aid/CPR Certified
I have been with La Petite Academy for six years and have 30 years of experience teaching in public schools as well as preschools. As the School Education Manger, I ensure that the curriculum is properly implemented throughout the whole school.