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Welcome to La Petite in Bowie, MD. My name is Daphne and I am the center director. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and I have been working in early childhood for over 36 years.
We have an open door policy and a warm and welcoming center. Our center provides Infant Care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before- and After-School programs. We provide flexible scheduling to meet all of our families needs.
We have a wonderful and long term team here and some of our teachers have been here for over 20 years! We keep our families engaged with real time updates using our mobile app. Everything about your child's day will be sent to your desktop or mobile device.
Our main entry is equipped with a security system. Only those who are authorized are able to enter the building with a special code, and identification is always checked.
If you are looking for an education-driven daycare, then stop by La Petite Academy for a tour 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, 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:
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.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education
My name is Daphne and I am the center director. I have been working in early childhood for over 36 years with 20 of those years as a teacher and over 16 years in management.
Education: Prince Georges Community Collage
Certifications: Early Childhood Education, CPR First Aid, Emergencies Preparedness, Child Abuse, ADA, SIDS
I have been working at La Petite for more than 12 years. During this time I worked with the toddlers and two year olds, then as a team lead and now as the assistant director. I have worked in child care for over 20 years. I love children!