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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Clearwater, FL! My name is Danna Bernardi and I am the Director. I have a Child Center Management credential as well as 32 years of experience as a teacher and manager. Based on my background, I am confident in saying that our school's Infant care, Preschool and other age-specific programs are the best in our area.
We are accredited by NECPA which means that the standards we follow exceed the State of Florida's Licensing Standards.
I run this learning-based child care center here in Clearwater like everyone involved is an extension of my own family - the children, parents, and teachers. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and safety is a top priority for me and my team. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we've escalated our health and safety protocol to include temperature checks, curbside pick-up and drop-off to limit classroom access, mask requirements for our staff, and more.
Our core staff and their years of service to the children and families in our community are a reflection of the love and commitment they have to making our world a better place. Teachers participate in training throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.
Communication is also at the forefront of our minds with apps such as brightwheel, to provide real-time communication, and WatchMeGrow, providing live-streaming camera access, for our families. Both of these are accessible right through your smart device so you can feel connected throughout the day.
Schedule a tour at our fantastic La Petite Academy in Clearwater, FL today!
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.
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.
Education: A.S. in Child Center Management
Certifications: First Aid and CPR
The education of children has always been a passion of mine. I love being a part of their growth and development. In my role as a director, I take pride in building a strong sense of community both with the school families and my staff.
Education: A.S. in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: First Aid and CPR
After spending many years teaching young children, it became evident to me that this is what I was meant to do with my life. I am a huge Disney fan so you will often find me at one of the parks exploring their creativity.