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