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La Petite Academy of Bradenton

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Bradenton, FL. This location first opened in 1979! We serve communities in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Ellenton, Palmetto, Parish, and Lakewood Ranch.

My name is Julia and I am the Academy Director. I have more than 26 years of experience in early childhood education. I began my journey with La Petite Academy as an assistant director in 2018 and I accepted the director position in June of 2019.

Our school includes Infant Care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Before- and After-School Care for school-age children. In all our programs we follow a STEM approach, providing hands-on learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We are nationally accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

We have an open door policy for currently enrolled families and we welcome parents to come in and spend time with their children.

Our entire staff has first aid and CPR training, as well as 45 hour-mandated state training. The majority of our staff has completed their CDA certification and others are currently working on obtaining theirs. All staff members attend monthly training sessions on a variety of topics. Together, we have 65 years of teaching experience!

We truly enjoy every day at our La Petite Academy in Bradenton, FL and invite you to come in for a tour! Please schedule your tour at our school today!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
It is the best and I am very happy for my child to be in this school
I am very happy with all aspects of this school
Great job thank you for all you do
It's been an amazing experience. My son always wants to go to school and never wants to leave. Any time I've had a question, it's immediately answered. Any concerns I've voiced, Ms. Elisa has made me felt heard and put forth an action plan. I've seen such a great difference in my son and he amazes me with all he learns at school.
Great diversity when your child is being enrolled at la petite academy the teachers are very engaged with the children and infants helping them develop independence and social skills but also having fun doing it
I love La Petite. I never worry about my son and the care he is receiving. I truly feel he is loved by the staff. Thank you.
the school has been phenomenal for my daughters. One is two, and one is three and they both love their class and the teachers. It is helping their social skills and they are learning daily!
My daughter is learning so much I can't explain she learn Spanish and I couldn't even believe it she's nothing but three years old and she's advanced already from La Petite
The infant and young toddler teachers are fantastic! They are very loving and nurturing and have done an excellent job working on milestone development. I highly recommend La Petite Academy!

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

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.

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Julia Davis, Director

Education: Associate of Arts in General Education, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

Certifications: Advanced Level VPK Directors Credential, American Heart Association First Aid/CPR Instructor

I have more than 26 years experience in the early education field, including nine years as a director. I worked my way up from the afternoon "diaper changer" at a local child care center to a teacher's aide, a lead teacher, then an assistant director. I have a true passion for children and I love what I do!

Meet Our Staff

Veronica Bratvold, Assistant Director

Certifications: CDA, First Aid/CPR Certified

I have been dedicated to the early childhood field for over 20 years now. Teaching young children through the early years is a passion of mine. I am family oriented and am excited for your family to join ours here at La Petite Academy.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 941.756.5227941.756.5227 License #: C12MA0062