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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Columbia, MD! My name is Martina and I am the director of this amazing school. I have an associate's degree in early childhood education and over 10 years of experience in the field.
Whether it's providing loving care for infants or participating in activities in our Preschool programs, I love to see the children's sense of accomplishment as they grow and mature into lifelong learners.
Our school is both safe and fun thanks in large part to our qualified teachers here in Columbia. The capable staff here at La Petite has taken classes in first aid and child development, with many possessing associate's and bachelor's degrees. We are proud to say we are a NECPA Accredited School!
We work together to ensure the care provided for children and parents is the same level of care we would want for ourselves and our families. We encourage parent involvement in activities and value the one-on-one interactions we have every day.
Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD today! We look forward to meeting your family!
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.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.
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
I have been with the company for nine years working in all classrooms from infant and toddler to the school-age program. I started out as a lead infant toddler teacher and then became team lead, assistant director and now, director.
Education: Some College
Certifications: MSDE Certifications
Ms Lakeishia has been with our school for 1.5 years as the assistant director. She has over nine years of experience in the Infant and Toddler, Preschool and Pre-k and School age programs.
Certifications: MSDE Certifications
I have been with La Petite Academy for 23 years! I have worked in all programs from infants to school agers. I've also handled management duties such as training new teachers, safety captain, and many more!