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Welcome to our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Columbia, SC! My name is Dianne and I am the director. I've spent 31 years at La Petite Academy with 27 of those years as a director.
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how our Infant Care and Preschool programs are sure to exceed your expectations.
Together, our teachers have more than 25 years of teaching experience at our school. More than half of us have a degree in early childhood development and a staff member is always on duty that is CPR/first aid certified.
Our center is the first in Columbia to complete the South Carolina Program for Infants/Toddlers Care. We also offer a 4K program, that prepares our children for success in the public school setting.
If you are looking for the premiere education-driven child care in Columbia, SC, then call La Petite Academy today and schedule a tour!
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:
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: B.S. in Physical Education
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Professional Development Certificate, Notary Public, ECD 101, Certificate in Finger Printing
I have 36 years of experience in early childhood education in a public school setting. I've dedicated over 35 years to the well-being of children, families, and teachers. I truly believe it takes a village to raise our children.
Certifications: ECD 101, CPR/First Aid, Professional Development Certificate
I've been in the child care profession for 11 years. Being able to see a child grow and learn brings me great joy. I strive to teach, encourage, impact, and inspire our children to be the best they can be. The sky is the limit!
Education: ABA, ECH courses
Certifications: First Aide, CPR
I'm a proud mother and loving wife born and raised in Florence, SC. I have over 20 years of experience working with children. I began helping children while assisting at a pediatric therapy clinic and then moved on to assisting at public schools. I enjoy helping children grow, learn and achieve goals.