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La Petite Academy of Bradenton

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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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. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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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 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!

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.

Meet Our Staff

Gina Bentivegna, Director

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!

Meet Our Staff

Gina Bentivegna, Assistant Director

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.

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Local School Phone Number: 941.756.5227941.756.5227 License #: C12MA0062