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La Petite Academy of Durham

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

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.

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.

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.

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. Our doors are equipped with a security system and only those who are authorized are able to enter.

Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Durham, NC today!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
Lovely experience with knowledgeable staff
I absolutely love the staff. They are approachable, knowledgeable, and very nurturing.
The infant room teachers are wonderful. They are very attentive to our child's needs and give us updates throughout the day.
Love my kiddos teacher, she's amazing and my kid loves her. Generally a great option.
We love la petite academy. The teachers are caring and the facility is clean and well kept. I like that meals and snacks are provided.
I love the school. They have far exceeded my expectations for a daycare. I enjoy interacting with the staff and they seem to love caring for my son. Even the teachers who aren’t directly involved in caring for him say hello and goodbye and everyone always calls him by name.
Ms. Pam in the toddler class is AMAZING! My child runs to her every morning and looks forward to school because of this amazing teacher!
I absolutely loved La Petite Academy. Mrs. Shamequa and her staff made my daughter feel loved. My daughter truly enjoyed her teachers and learned a lot from them.
Overall, I love this school. The staff is welcoming and has been nothing but the best. My child learns a lot and is becoming independent from the things she learns here.
We love La Petite Academy. The teachers are caring and attentive. I like how the kids have curriculum for learning, but the atmosphere still allows them to be kids and is not too strict or demanding. I like that this school is part of a large provider and has policies in place for providing the best care. It is also conveniently located to my home. I also really enjoy seeing my kids' daily activities
and photos on the bright wheel app.
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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:

Basketball, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

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:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement


Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Shamequa Wilkerson-Harris, Director

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!

Meet Our Staff

Rose Jones, School Education Manager

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.

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Local School Phone Number: 919.596.9260919.596.9260 License #: 3255224