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La Petite Academy of Columbia

803.776.7097803.776.7097 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

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.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

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!

Here's what people have to say

4.75 out of 5 stars
Awesome school, all staff are very nice and nurturing. I love what the teachers are doing with curriculum.
I was greeted very well with a tour and met the teacher. As a first time mom and one who have already had bad experiences with a childcare facility, I was very concerned. I wanted to trust. As I was talking to the director and staff and seeing the smiling faces of parents and kids around the facility, I was relieved. My baby was about four months entering the school. She seemed happy when picked up.
As she grew to one year old, she still seem happy and she waves goodbye to all who smiles at her. Even some older children tells her bye and she acknowledges them. The staff seems to listen to me and calms my anxiety down as I am a first time mom. So, I am more than happy to have my son (I’m pregnant with my son now) to go to the school with his older sister. I’m looking forward with my future with this school.
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The staff is wonderful and they really show concern about the children.
Awesome school, my child started at La Petiete Academy at the age of 6 weeks and he’s now 4yrs. I love the atmosphere, director, assistant director, team lead, and teachers.

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

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

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Dianne Joel, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Danielle Robinson, Team Lead

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!

Meet Our Staff

Princess Mckenzie Belton, Assistant Director

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.

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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: 803.776.7097803.776.7097 License #: 13168