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La Petite Academy of Durham

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 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, including our mobile app which provides you with real time updates and pictures throughout the day! 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 more!

Our school has an open-door policy and we also have a variety of events for families to participate in throughout the year. Our doors are equipped with a security system and only those who are authorized are able to enter.

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!

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, Literacy

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


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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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: 919.596.9260919.596.9260 License #: 3255224