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Welcome! My name is Pamela and I am the academy director of this incredible La Petite Academy in Dumfries, VA. I have a Child Development Associate credential and more than 25 years of experience as an early childhood educator and administrator.
We offer infant care, Toddlers, Two, Early Preschool, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten as well as School-age before & after care for Prince William County Schools. We have full and part time schedules for our Twos, through School-Age classes. We also have Prep Lab in our School-Age class which supports distance learning and bridges the gap from missed educational time as we enter this next school year.
Whether it is providing loving care for infants or participating in activities in our Preschool programs, I love helping children learn and develop. I strive to provide a warm and friendly environment for the children, their families, and teaching staff.
Our teachers receive monthly training and participate in various other training opportunities offered in the community. We exceed the yearly training requirements imposed by the state of Virginia, and we are also trained in First Aid and CPR, as well as Medication Administration and Transportation Specialization.
We are very excited to offer parents our mobile app, brightwheel, that sends real-time status updates about your child, key reminders, alerts and more directly to your email or the app! Your child is kept safe and secure with live-streaming cameras in all of our classrooms and our keypad security system. With our WatchMeGrow app, parents will also soon have secured access to those live-streaming cameras from their smart device. We've also added additional health and safety protocols, like requiring staff to wear masks, temperature checks upon arrival, and wellness checks throughout the day.
We value close relationships with our families and encourage them to participate in monthly events.
We invite you to schedule a tour of our amazing La Petite Academy educational preschool in Dumfries, VA!
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 making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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:
Cheer, Dance, 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: