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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Des Moines, IA! My name is Jenny Snyder and I am the academy director. I have been with La Petite since 1988 and have been the academy director since 1991. I currently hold the National Administrator Director Credential, as well as member of the Iowa Association of Young Children.
In addition to providing superior local child care, our Preschool program offers the best early childhood education in the Des Moines community. Our school currently participates in the Quality Rating System in Iowa, as well as the CACFP Federal Food Program.
I view all families here as an extension of my own and I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. I have a great team that is experienced and dedicated to our families. At the end of 2012, our school held four dedication plaques for teachers who have served more than 20 years, including myself!
We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.
We have been in the South Side community for nearly 40 years and are happy to offer flexible enrollment options to fit your schedule. I have had the pleasure to see former students bring their own children here to attend La Petite. Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Des Moines, IA today!
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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
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Education: 32 years of experience
Certifications: National Director Credential, Medication Administration, CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions
I believe a successful early childhood education is the stepping stone to elementary education. I take pride in my teaching teams and the quality care they provide. Both of my daughters attended La Petite Academy, and were very prepared educationally and socially for kindergarten.
Certifications: CPR/First Aid and Universal Precautions
I have over 30 years of experience and love all the relationships I have developed with the families over the years. The growth of the children from the beginning of the school year to Pre-Kindergarten graduation is amazing. I am proud of the teachers I work with and their desire to have a positive impact on the lives of the kiddos in our school.
Certifications: CPR/First Aid/Universal Precautions
I have been with La Petite Academy over 20 years. I enjoy the many families that come through our door. I especially love when they come back and visit or even enroll their own children. I look forward to getting to know your family.