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Your School: La Petite Academy of Folsom, CA

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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Supporting Our Community

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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 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.

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
We love the family style atmosphere. The experience / tenure of our son's teacher makes us feel confident about the quality of education.
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.
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!
Very welcoming and educational environment for my kid
We love LPA! Out child has flourished since she started about a year 1/2 ago. She also LOVES her teacher, Miss Kendall
Overall experience is great!
Very loving welcoming staff. Always Made us feel like family. Easy to approach and very professional.
La Petite Academy school demonstrated great teacher/ parent communication, clean and safe environment for my children and a great place to make friends.
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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I love this school. The entire staff is warm, friendly and accommodating. The school is clean and updated. My girls are always happy when they know it’s a school day. And on the days they are not so happy, there are always open arms to snuggle them in.

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, Fitness, 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.

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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 25 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 five beautiful grandchildren. I love to travel. I am a huge SF Giants and 49er fan!

Meet Our Staff

Danielle Vander Veen, Assistant Director

Education: Early Childhood Education Units

Certifications: First Aid and CPR

I have worked for La Petite Academy for 16 years. I started out at a sister school as an assistant teacher and worked my way up to program assistant director. I enjoy this job, my coworkers, the children and families. I am a single mom of a teenage boy. In my free time I like to read.

Meet Our Staff

Mindy, Team Lead

Education: Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid

I have worked for La Petite since 1997. Early childhood is the most and rapid period of development in a person and that fascinates me. I have a 16-year-old daughter that was born and raised in La Petite. I love this school!

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