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La Petite Academy of Columbia

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

Now Scheduling Virtual Tours

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

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Welcome to Our School

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. 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!

In this challenging and uncertain time, we remain committed to doing everything possible to support our community and to provide families with peace of mind. That starts with providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment for your child when they’re away from home. We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain a safe, healthy school environment. Our current health and safety practices include:

*Screening staff and children upon arrival for temperature, symptoms

*Providing protective face coverings for all staff members to wear when working with children

*Having parents remain in common areas only

*Enhancing our already rigorous cleanliness and hygiene practices (more frequent, longer hand washing; cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and items in classrooms)

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'll also be featuring WatchMeGrow, live-streaming camera access for our families, and Prep Lab, a program designed to support distance learning for School-Age.

Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD today! We look forward to meeting your family!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
We love La Petite. The teachers and directors have been amazing. Our oldest just started kindergarten, and she is thriving due to the education and guidance she got while at La Petite.
We love everything about La Petite. The teachers and staff are amazing. We know our child is sincerely and well cared for. The curriculum is amazing-we see the development each day. The added benefits of food being provided, provides an easy for us & we know it meets out nutrition standards. It is wonderful & comforting as a parent knowing our child is receiving such great care.
Great experience. I have had zero complaints since my children started at this school.
It's been great. The teachers seem to genuinely enjoy the work, and engage fully in each child, and the children seem to form meaningful relationships with each other!
The staff always give a warm welcome to me and our child upon entering the school. We also love the daily photos and videos of our child learning and socializing. Most importantly, we are grateful that we can send our child to a safe and fun environment.
Great and enthusiastic teachers under a really wonderful lead of Martina/Director.
We love the staff and the physical space.
Very impressed with the direct care staff that interact with my child. Ms. Marlaney in particular has been phenomenal! We are happy with the way our child is treated at La Petite!
Overall we have been very happy with LaPetite. The staff working with our child are outstanding. They communicate with us and most importantly they seem to genuinely care about our child.
The school has very friendly teachers who care about the children! When we walk in we get so many hellos and people ask how we are. We feel our daughter is in a very safe and nurturing environment.

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.

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

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:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Martina Saines, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Lakeishia Stewart, Assistant 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.

Meet Our Staff

Andrea Turpin, Team Lead

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!

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: 410.381.4576410.381.4576 License #: 33692