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La Petite Academy of Columbia

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Open: M-F, 7:00 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. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy educational child care center in Columbia, SC! My name is Melissa Jordan and I am the director. I have been with La Petite since 2011 and have more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education.

Most of our teachers have been with La Petite for more than two years and either have degrees in early childhood education or many years of experience. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and they receive yearly continuing education training.

We offer quality care for children six weeks to eight years old in and around the Northeast Columbia area. I have an open-door policy and encourage active involvement in all of our events so that families feel comfortable and secure.

I truly value the interactions I have with my families and seeing their children learn and grow through our Infant care and Preschool programs. I feel a sense of accomplishment in hearing about our students who go on to become successful because of our early education foundation.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

If you are looking for an education-driven child care in Columbia, SC, call us to schedule a tour today and see all that we do here at La Petite Academy!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
We have had an amazing experience. The teachers are always so friendly with our child and she has learned so much. We are happy that she is growing up in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our experience at La Petite Academy has been wonderful. The teachers are genuinely caring and attentive to my child’s needs.
Great staff - attentive to children and any questions/concerns of parents.
I love the staff and environment.
Everyone is so friendly and the teachers in my sons classroom are wonderful; caring and nurturing! We couldn’t be happier with his care here and he always is happy when we pick him up and never minds going to his teachers at drop off. My heart is at ease with him in their care.
Very kind hearted and attentive staff
I love the school. The teachers care and are concerned about the wellbeing of my child. When she was out sick, they asked about her constantly. She recognizes her teachers and is learning a lot!
We have loved everything about this experience.
This school has been one of a kind. My son has made 3 class transitions and all have been with ease. All of the teachers have been loving yet firm. They have all made quite the impression on myself and my son. My son has also learned so much and is becoming very independent. Also, the directors are so understanding, loving and on top of things.
We have been so pleased with the curriculum, the teachers and staff and the school as a whole. The teachers are so caring and encouraging,the director is very hands on and anytime we've needed anything she has it ready by the time we come to pick up. Everyone is so friendly and knows our son by name. This school is above and beyond what I had hoped for and my son loves it there.

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

Meet Our Staff

Melissa Jordan, Director

Education: B.A. in Sociology with minor in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

I have always had a passion for working with children and being a part of their growth. I take pride in building strong relationships with parents, children and teachers to ensure lifelong learning. I have two children of my own and love watching them learn and grow.

Meet Our Staff

Gracie Kubischke, Assistant Director

Education: A.S. in Early Care and Education

Making early childhood education my career was the best decision ever. As an educator and parent, I understand how important it is to have a safe, nurturing, learning environment for a child. I am truly committed to the staff, children, and families of La Petite Academy.

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Local School Phone Number: 803.788.7683803.788.7683 License #: 14774