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La Petite Academy of Federal Way

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 6 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Federal Way, WA.

Our newly remodeled school has new floors, playgrounds and a STEM room. We provide Infant and Toddler care, Preschool and Pre-kindergarten, along with various ancillary programs such as yoga, soccer, Spanish, and music. For our parents, we offer a mobile app that provides real time updates and photos of their child's day.

To start, every La Petite Academy employee must complete health and safety training before returning to a Center, and they must attest to feeling in good health every day before work. We’re equipped with a thermometer, face coverings and sanitization kit. We are training our teachers on no-contact techniques. Finally, we have established rigorous sanitization protocols that require cleaning of all equipment, toys and beds throughout the day.

Safety and security are top priorities. We have new interior and exterior cameras to view our classrooms, playgrounds, lobby and entrances and each family is given their own personal access code to enter the building. We also require that every visitor or volunteer show their I.D. upon arrival.

With our new WatchMeGrow technology, you’ll be able to view your child’s activities in the classroom on any smart device or computer. Deployed, traveling, or just plain busy parents will be able to see their child learn, play, and grow every day, all day. We know you’ll be excited about all the amazing features of WatchMeGrow.

Many of our teachers come to us with several years of experience and we provide annual training and education opportunities for all our staff.

Call us today to schedule a tour and to see our amazing La Petite Academy in Federal Way, WA!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
very positive, understanding of children's development and kind to our child
Everyone is friendly. My kid always is happy to go.
Great staff and always communicate regarding any concerns I may have about my child.
Absolutely love everything about this school. The staff, curriculums, atmosphere, location, care for the kids/parents, etc.
The staff is so caring and wonderful, I didn't think it would be possible to trust someone else with my child. But the teachers at La Petite are like family to us now, it means the world to us.
My son is loved and well cared for. His caregivers are committed and engaged in his care and it is clear that his well being is important to them. He is learning new things every week and making a lot of friends.
We have had a good experience. I especially love seeing updates throughout the day via brightwheel- it's hard to leave an infant/toddler at daycare all day so the updates make it easier because I can see that my son is having fun.
The overall experience has been very positive. I appreciate the teachers being kind, patient and emotionally available to my child while also educating him. I also appreciate their willingness to communicate with me as a parent.
The infant room teachers are all amazing. We get regular updates including pictures of how her day is going.
We love it here and the staff, as well as our child.

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Shannon Steele, Director

Education: Child Development Associate

Certifications: CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens, Food Handler's, Driver Certified, and STARS Certified

I have been with La Petite Academy since 2011. I started as a Pre-K teacher, then I was promoted to Assistant Director and have been the Director here since 2013. I have worked with children for over 20 years here in the USA, London and Milan.

Meet Our Staff

Christine Harwood, Assistant Director

Education: Some College, Child Development Associate (In Progress)

Certifications: CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens, Food Handler's, Driver Certified, and STARS Certified

I have been with La Petite Academy for 11 years, working up from a part-time Assistant Teacher role. I have been the Assistant Director for over five years. I truly believe that every child deserves to have a safe and loving educational environment to learn and grow in.

Meet Our Staff

Desirae Quenga, Team Lead

Education: Child Development Associates (In Progress)

Certifications: CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens, Food Handler's, Driver Certified, and STARS Certified

I started at La Petite two years ago as a teacher and worked my way up to team lead. I knew at a young age that I wanted to work with children, and my time here teaching children has been inspiring. A child's progression is the prize!

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Local School Phone Number: 253.838.0819253.838.0819 License #: 170501