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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Durham, NC! My name is Shamequa and I am the academy director. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, human development and family studies. I have worked in early childhood education for more than 22 years!
Based on my experience, I can respectfully say that our Infant Care, Preschool and School-Age programs are the best in the area! Our center provides students and families with state-of-the-art classrooms, playgrounds and technology, including our mobile app which provides you with real time updates and pictures throughout the day! We’ll be offering WatchMeGrow live streaming video this summer! Diapers and wipes are also included in tuition.
We are excited to offer new technology in our School-Age class. These enhancements include iPads featuring apps to create art, music and videos, tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding, a new gaming system and we now offer Prep Lab to support e-learning.
Our doors are equipped with a security system and only those who are authorized are able to enter.
During these times of uncertainty of Covid-19 staying healthy at school is our number one priority.
Following CDC guidance, we're taking extreme care to maintain a safe, healthy school environment.
We do temperature and wellness checks, we keep limited access to classrooms and enhanced cleanliness and hygiene practices.
We also know that at these times we need to keep learning on track for our school-age children. Our Prep Lab supports school-age students with distance learning with STEM projects and character development activities with a new full day option!
More than half of my staff members have eight or more years of teaching experience. All teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by local state agencies.
Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Durham, NC today!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
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.
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:
Basketball, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Education: B.A. in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
Certifications: Level 3 Administrator, CPR/First Aid, ITS-SIDS, BSAC, Playground Safety
I have the most rewarding career that allows me to aid in the growth and development of children. I truly believe that I am able to help change the world one child at a time!
Education: 18 Plus Early Childhood Credit Hours
Certifications: Level 1 Administrator, CPR/First Aid, ITS-SIDS
I have always loved being in the field of early childhood because of the children. They can learn so much at a young age. If you allow yourself to, you can learn from them, as well. Children are a lot of fun to be with.