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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Chesapeake, VA. My name is Vaneica Jones and I am the Director.
For more than 25 years, our center has helped children grow and develop in a safe and inviting environment. In addition to providing superior local Infant Care, our Toddler through Pre-Kindergarten programs offer the best early education in the community. We also have a new Before- and After-School program focused on developing self-esteem and independence.
Most of our teachers have earned degrees in early childhood education and have been working in the field for many years.
We are nut-free in order to keep children with allergies safe while they are in our care. Each teacher is certified in CPR and first aid. Safety is a top priority and we are equipped with an entry door security system. We have also added new safety protocols which include temperature checks of all parents, children, staff, and vendors. Hand washing and sanitation are key within all our classrooms facility wide. We want you to know the health of your family is our top concern!
Our new Prep Lab curriculum partnered with our already great STEM components allow our School-Age children more activities, and learning to foster and education even when not in school. We are making sure the "gap" is filled from any missed public school due to the pandemic with a strong focus on math and literacy.
Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy right here in Chesapeake, VA today! We look forward to meeting your family!
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.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: B.S. in Psychology
Certifications: MATT, CPR First Aid
As the academy director, I give plenty of focus to running this school effectively and making sure learning happens in every aspect of our day. Previously, I worked for DOD child care facilities on base stateside and overseas. I am so excited to meet your family!
Education: Master's Degree in Elementary Education with Specialization in K-6th grade
Certifications: CPR, First Aid, and MAT
I began working in child care in 2012 and was so fulfilled that I went to pursue my master's degree in education. Since then, I have been integrating my arts background and my teaching skill set to encourage and support my staff and the children in my care.
Education: A.A. in Business
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
I am dedicated to running the Pre-K classroom and being a part of a strong management team. I have been at La Petite since 2018 and was previously the administrative assistant. Prior to this role, I worked as a toddler teacher.