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Your School: La Petite Academy of Columbia, MD

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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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 very qualified teachers here in Columbia. The capable staff here at La Petite has taken classes in first aid and child development, with many possessing associates and bachelor's. 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!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
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.
We left la petite for about 6 months and wished we never did. Our son had a negative experience at the other daycare. Our daughter is now interested in books, talking and growing nicely.
Every teacher that our daughter has had since starting at La Petite has been phenomenal. She has learned and developed so much more than we could have imagined. She was a micropremie and thanks to the program at her daycare she has caught up and surpassed her peers in development.
We love it here! Even after my child moved to elementary school, they always were excited to see her and make her feel at home. I love how much variety and activities the school-age children did... they really went above and beyond to get them active and into new things.

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

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.

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Local School Phone Number: 410.381.4576410.381.4576 License #: 33692