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La Petite Academy of Folsom

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

We're putting our best foot forward! Get ready to see some changes at our school. It’s not just a new coat of paint, but interior and exterior updates, as well as upgraded playground equipment! We can’t wait to share it all with you.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy, an educational preschool and daycare in Folsom, CA. My name is Chris and I am the academy director. I have more than 30 years of experience and a certificate in early childhood education. I started working here as a teacher in 1993.

Our school offers Infant and Toddler Care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and School-Age programs. We've been open since 1987. I strive to create a welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy.

We have an outstanding staff that is dedicated to our children and families. They have over 100 years of combined experience. More than half of our staff has been with us for at least five years and one staff member has been here since 1987! All of our staff is CPR certified and has had First Aid training.

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.

Schedule a tour today to see what makes La Petite Academy the leading provider of early education and child care in Folsom, CA! I hope to meet you soon!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this school. The teachers are so caring and lovely to see everyday! They genuinely care about the children and my daughter has learned so much being there.
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We love the family style atmosphere. The experience / tenure of our son's teacher makes us feel confident about the quality of education.
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This has been an amazing school for my son and our family! He is thriving and happy, and I have so much to be thankful for when it comes to his care! I can’t imagine him going to another school.
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Amazing! I couldn't trade the comfort and love and support we have received for anything. They made my transition back to work so easy!
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Very welcoming and educational environment for my kid
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We love LPA! Out child has flourished since she started about a year 1/2 ago. She also LOVES her teacher, Miss Kendall
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Overall experience is great!
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Very loving welcoming staff. Always Made us feel like family. Easy to approach and very professional.
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La Petite Academy school demonstrated great teacher/ parent communication, clean and safe environment for my children and a great place to make friends.
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My child has been with la petite since he was a yr old. He feels safe and comfortable at the school and with the teachers. I find the staff to be warm and welcoming. Anytime i had an concerns and discussed them with the director she addressed them immediately. Our work schedule changes weekly and the ability to accommodate our schedule changes without enrolling full time have been invaluable to our
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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:

Dance, Fitness, 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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Choose Transitional Kindergarten Plus

Our comprehensive, full-day Transitional Kindergarten Plus program is designed with engaging experiences and personalized learning for 4- and 5-year-olds, to set them up for kindergarten success.

We’re ALL IN on preparing your child for kindergarten!

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Meet Our Staff

Chris Padilla, Director

Education: Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified

I have worked for La Petite Academy for more than 30 years and still enjoy every moment of it! I enjoy interacting with all of the children as they put a smile on my face every day! I am married and have three children and six beautiful grandchildren. I love to travel. I am a huge SF Giants and 49er fan!

Meet Our Staff

Ro Padgett, Assistant Director

Education: Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

I have worked for the company for five years, but started my journey at a sister school as a lead pre-k teacher. I share three beautiful teenagers with my husband, and a loving 10 year old yorkie. I love this field because it is such a joy to impact young lives socially and academically. I love reading, writing and cooking. Some of my favorite sports teams are the Cowboys and University of Miami.

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Mindy, Team Lead

Education: Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid

I have worked for La Petite since 1997. I started as an infant teacher and became a Director at the El Dorado Hills La Petite. Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in a person and that fascinates me. My daughter was born and raised in La Petite and now my Granddaughter is in the infant program. I look forward to welcoming you and your family!

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Local School Phone Number: 916.983.6137916.983.6137 License #: 343600857 , 343600858 , 343615903