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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 Gina and I am the Academy Director. I have over 12 years of experience in early childhood education. I have been with the Learning Care Group for six years, transferring from NJ to FL. Come on over, we would love for you to see our school!
During this uncertainty time of COVID-19, rest assured that we are diligent in ensuring that our kids are safe! Here are the guidelines that we are using: we have implemented health screening procedures upon arrival and throughout the day. We have modified our drop off and pick up procedures that limit the number of people transitioning in our building. We practice social distancing strategies. We have intensified cleaning and disinfection efforts. We maintain an adequate ratio of staff to children to ensure safety and infection control. Furthermore our staff members wear face coverings within the facility. We encourage or school aged children to wear face covering throughout the day.
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.
You'll receive real-time updates on your child's day via our Family Communication App and stay connected from drop-off to pick-up using our free Live-Streaming Video from a smart device of your choosing!
We truly enjoy every day at our La Petite Academy in Bradenton, FL and invite join us for a virtual a tour!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
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:
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 of Arts in General Education, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
Certifications: VPK Directors Credential, First Aid/CPR, CDA
Seeing a child's face light up with a smile is truly what I live for! My name is Gina, and I have over 12 years of Early Childhood Education experience. I joined the Learning Care Group in 2014 as a part time infant teacher. Throughout the years I've advanced to my dream career and relocated from NJ to FL. The passion that I have for helping children grow into their best selves if like no other! I look forward to meeting you!
Education: Associates in Arts
Certifications: Directors Credential - VPK endorsed, Florida staff credential, CDA, First Aid/CPR Certified
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.