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La Petite Academy on Highgate Drive

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy at Southpoint in Durham, NC! My name is Dee and I am the academy director. After earning my B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences, I obtained a Level III Administration Credential with dreams of becoming a member of management.

Our school provides Infant Care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and other early education options. Our staff attends professional training and conferences throughout the year and they are certified in CPR, First Aid and SIDS. Together, they have over 105 years of experience in child care!

We pride ourselves in having a safe building - the doors are equipped with a security system and only those who are authorized are able to enter the building.

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 serve the child care needs of families in Durham, Raleigh and neighboring cities such as Chapel Hill and Cary. Please stop by today for a personal tour of our beautiful La Petite Academy educational daycare in Durham, NC!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
Great environment, great teachers, and great director.
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The teachers and director are so caring and really feel like an extension of our family.
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This school has great teachers and administrators. I would recommend this location to anyone seeking high quality care for this children.
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We've been very happy. Our child comes home talking about his day with a smile. We enjoy that he has been able to make friends and is learning through play each and every day.
Verified Shopper
When walking into this center, I knew my child would have a great experience. The first thing I noticed was the security system. You cannot simply walk in, every parent had a unique code to enter the building. The director walked us through the center in a quick efficient manner. The pride she has in her school was fantastic. LaPetite was very clean and organized. The teachers greeted us upon entering
the classrooms, sharing their lesson plans, ideas on what they were learning and planning to learn. All of these factors in addition to the quality of education my children would receive is why I enrolled my toddler and pre-K child. They have both been at the center for a month, and Ms. Renee is ALWAYS KIND AND HELPFUL, and the teachers in the classrooms are phenomenal! If you are looking for a great school for all the family, this is THE place to be!
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Dee Barnes, Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Elementary Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, ITS-SIDS, EPR, Playground Safety

I love that I'm able to build strong bonds with children that I'll carry with me forever. As a director, I get to make an impact on each child's life, by helping them grow and learn about the world around them. The love I have for children is tremendous and I enjoy learning from them daily.

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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: 919.544.0930919.544.0930 License #: 3255179