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La Petite Academy of Chesapeake

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Keeping Families Connected

Our families mean the world to us and keeping them connected is one of our main goals. That’s why we created SproutAbout, our exclusive family communications app that features live streaming video of the classroom and much, much more.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy! My name is Ashley and I am the Center Director here at La Petite Academy on Plantation Lakes. I have been with Learning Care Group for ten years and started my career in the toddler classroom. I truly love this school and have found my home away from home. We are a private educational preschool and child care center located in Chesapeake, VA! We are tucked away in the quiet residential area of Plantation Lakes.

Our building was established in 1989 and has seven separate classrooms for children six weeks through 12 years old. We service Before- and After-School care, as well as PM Kindergarteners for Centerville Elementary, Tallwood Elementary and Greenbrier Primary Schools.

Whether it's providing loving care for Infants or participating in activities in our Preschool programs, it is truly rewarding to see the progress our students make each day. Our team of teachers has more than 100 years of combined experience and participates in ongoing training throughout the year. We also have an amazing Food Specialist who ensures our children receive healthy, delicious meals that meet their needs and the company's Grow Fit standards.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

Call and schedule a tour and see firsthand why our wonderful La Petite Academy in Chesapeake, VA is the perfect fit for your child!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
I love what you guys do! My daughter is always happy going to daycare, and I am confident she is getting all the care and education that she needs on a daily basis.
I LOVE La Petite Academy! The staff is so loving, friendly, nurturing, and professional.
The staff is wonderful! I would highly recommend them! Facility is incredibly clean! They genuinely care about each of the children who attend!
Leaving my newborn to go back to work has been tough but everyone at the school has been extremely kind and I can tell she is taken care of with attention to detail. Her teachers genuinely care and you can see it.
My kids and I love the entire staff!

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.

Open a window to your child's day.

Live streaming video—perfect for military parents overseas.

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Our heroes matter to us.

We welcome families that participate in assistance programs including Child Care Aware of America and USDA Child Care Subsidy and we offer a tuition discount too!


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Meet Our Staff

Ashley Shawkat, Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Social Sciences, focusing on Early Childhood Education and Business Management

Certifications: CPR & First Aid, MAT, AED, and ServSafe

Early childhood development is my passion. I have been with our company for nine years and have had the opportunity to work with every age. True happiness to me is a cup of coffee, a good book, and a day with my husband, daughter and dog.

Meet Our Staff

Courtney Harmer, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor In Arts for Psychology

Certifications: CPR & First Aid, MAT

I have been working with children for about eight years. I truly love working with children and watching them grow into little humans. I recently moved here from Colorado and I am very excited to see what Virginia has to offer!

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: 757.479.4812757.479.4812 License #: ERO 2008-374