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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD! My name is Joanne and I am the Academy Acting Director. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and I love seeing the children learn and discover the world around them.
We proudly service families in Baltimore, D.C., and many other surrounding cities. We provide school-age transportation to local elementary schools and offer an innovative before-and-after-care program.
Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. We conduct ongoing staff training and require our staff to be CPR and First Aid certified. The main entrance is also secured by a unique access system and anyone without a code, who enters the building, must sign-in and show I.D. As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heightened our health and safety protocol by:
o Checking everyone’s temperature upon entering the building.
o Masks are mandated for staff to wear throughout the day, and masks for children over the age of 2 are strongly encouraged.
o Parents will drop off at the front door as a team member walks your child to their classroom. A team member will bring your child up front upon pick-up as well.
o Handwashing procedures have been increased to 20-30 seconds and occur more frequently throughout the day.
We offer Brightwheel and WatchMeGrow, a live-stream service that will give you a live feed of the child’s classroom. Both of these apps offer a real-time look into your child’s day while at school. We also offer GrowFit, a nutrition program designed to promote healthy eating habits and healthy minds from a young age.
We love seeing our children progress through our school readiness pathway – starting as infants and graduating from our Pre-K/Junior K program! It is our goal to feed inquisitive minds and create lifelong learners!
Schedule a tour any time to visit our amazing La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD!
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 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
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: