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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Centreville, VA! My name is Jennifer Fenner and I am your academy director. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. As the director, I take great pride in knowing that our school strives for excellence and high quality care, while promoting an environment that is conducive to learning. We have amazing staff members who are dedicated and committed to what they do. Our teachers are nurturing, loving and have over 100 years of combined experience in child care!
Our school's safety protocols follow all state and federal guidelines. Such as temperate checks, daily health screening, frequent hand washing, staff wearing masks, various cleaning procedures, lower class sizes and more! We offer Infant Care, Toddlers, Two's, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, Flexible Care, as well as a Before- and After-School program for Fairfax County schools. We also offer, soccer, Spanish, cooking, phonics, and yoga tutorial programs year round as well as seasonal trips and extracurricular activities.
We are very excited to offer parents our Family Communication App, that sends real-time status updates about your child, key reminders, alerts and more directly to your email or the app! Your child is kept safe and secure with live-streaming cameras in all of our classrooms and our keypad security system. We've also added additional health and safety protocols, like requiring staff to wear masks, temperature checks upon arrival, and wellness checks throughout the day.
The Prep Lab supports school-age students and their families as they face any challenges and changes in their local school district this upcoming school year, with flexible scheduling and even a full-day option.
We also offer free live streaming video to your mobile device!
New Offers: Enroll by April 20th and receive 20 % off of your first 12 weeks!
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:
Karate, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
Education: Associates Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Applied Science
Certifications: Member of NAEYC
I grew up in Northern Virginia and have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2002. I joined this school is 2019 and I love it! I am a breast cancer survivor and a full time mother to 2 boys who I adore. My passion is education and curriculum and I find myself spending a lot of my time in the classrooms. I graduated from NVCC in 2005 majoring in Early Childhood Education and Applied Sciences.
Education: CDA in Early Childhood Development
I began my journey with the Learning Care Group in 2017. I started working as a Jr. Kindergarten teacher and I quickly learned that La Petite Academy was home and took a management position at the start of the new school year in 2019. Before joining Child Time and La Petite Academy, I was in various roles in management and classroom support. I have 2 children of my own who mean the world to me. I love where I work and the passionate teachers we have here educating our students. We are a family!
Education: Bachelors Degree
I'm Mrs. Monika, and I'm excited to be here at La Petite Academy. I have worked in early childhood education for more than 20 years. My main role here at our school is to ensure that children and teachers are learning and developing to their best potential. I grew up in Maryland and have lived in Northern Virginia for a while now. I love this area. I am here to support Ms. Jennifer and the staff to ensure we are giving our families the very best place for their children.