Your School La Petite Academy on Plantation Lakes Circle, VA

La Petite Academy on Plantation Lakes Circle

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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy! We are a Nationally Accredited educational preschool and child care center tucked away in the quiet residential area of Plantation Lakes Circle in Chesapeake, Virginia. My name is Kyera Smith and I am the Director here at La Petite. I have more than 10 years of experience in Early Childhood education. I began my journey with La Petite in 2016 and have been with this location as Center Director since 2020.

Our school offers an engaging, nurturing environment for every child during their most critical early years. We offer full time only programs for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and School-Age Before-and-After school servicing Centerville and Tallwood Elementary, Greenbrier Primary and Greenbrier Intermediate Schools.

At La Petite Academy, we strive to mold inquisitive young minds with hands-on STEM learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In addition to the basic school readiness, we also focus on helping children to be creative, to communicate, to collaborate with others, and to be critical thinkers. We pride ourselves on being an extension to your family and plan a variety of opportunities for family involvement.

Our committed team of teachers fosters children’s growth, development, and a lifelong love of learning! Teachers also participate in yearly training to stay up-to-date on best practices and child development. 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 keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

We invite you to schedule a tour so you can witness firsthand all the things that make our school excellent. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family!

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.
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I LOVE La Petite Academy! The staff is so loving, friendly, nurturing, and professional.
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The staff is wonderful! I would highly recommend them! Facility is incredibly clean! They genuinely care about each of the children who attend!
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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.
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My kids and I love the entire staff!
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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

Kyera Smith, Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Social Sciences, focus in Child Psychology

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

My goal as the director is to provide a loving, educational environment that meets the needs of our children and families. I have more than 10 years of experience in child care and have been the Director of this amazing school since 2020. I take pride in our amazing staff, knowing they are the best of the best! I look forward to developing a relationship with you and your family to help foster a love of learning in your little one.

Meet Our Staff

Katie Seelman, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education; Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation

Certifications: CPR & First Aid

Every day I strive to build relationships with our children and their parents, partnering to provide a fun, loving, safe, educational space for young children to grow. I have over 10 years of child care experience! Three years of that time were spent in leadership experience coaching and mentoring teachers. As assistant director since the beginning of 2023, I have loved working to support our teachers and can't wait to give your child the best care possible!

Meet Our Staff

Ashley Wentzell, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor's Degree in English

Certifications: CPR, First Aid, & MAT

I was a personal nanny for two years. I've been with Learning Care Group since 2021. My mission is to create an educational environment where children can explore their creativity and nurture social development skills while having fun in a small group of their peers. I strive to provide a safe learning space where every child feels valued and respected as an individual. I can't wait to help your child grow!

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.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 757.479.4812757.479.4812 License #: ERO 2008-374