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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Bradenton, FL! My name is Helen and I am the academy Director.
Our school offers curriculum based programs for children six weeks to 12 years of age. Our staff are First Aid and CPR training, DCF 40-hour Child Care Training/Facility Training Courses, and training offered directly through La Petite Academy.
The current pandemic has heightened our awareness for Safety Protocols. While we were focused on cleanliness before, we have increased our procedures by closing down our lobby to anyone other than our students and staff; instead we now offer curbside pick-up & drop-off with the request that parents wear masks and stay in their cars. The child is received by a masked and gloved staff member and their temperature is taken before entering the facility to ensure they do not have any symptoms corresponding with COVID-19. Temperature checks are done throughout the day, and hand washing has become a hyper-focus anytime the child enters their classroom, comes inside from outdoor play, and even when they are leaving the facility. Aside from cleaning, our teachers are dedicated to educating our students about the benefits of personal hygiene and how to protect themselves and others to avoid exposure to COVID-19.
WatchMeGrow is a live streaming feature our location will begin providing between August-November 2020. This feature allows authorized family members to view and/or listen to their childcare via video and/or audio streams during center operation hours. We are excited to include parents on our daily adventures in learning, laughter and love!
To avoid learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Prep Lab is designed to keep school-agers on course with their studies. Our teachers are trained to support distance learning, as well as, integrate key math and literacy skills! At La Petite Academy, we are keeping this learning train on track!
Call us for more information and to schedule your virtual tour 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.
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
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: B.A Psychology/Sociology
Certifications: Child Development Associate, VPK Endorsed Directors Credential, Registered Behavior Technician
I have worked in child care for 12 years and have been in a management position for almost 10. My career started in a certified non-profit organization where I served children 5-18 years of age. I look forward to creating a loving and nurturing environment with our dedicated team!
Certifications: Directors Credential FCCPC
I’m the mother to an awesome, energetic little boy and have been in the early education field for over six years. I have a passion for teaching children, lending advice and serving my community. Prior to coming to La Petite Academy I was a program coordinator at a private preschool and gained experience with all age groups. I look forward to working with you and your children!