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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Gaithersburg, MD! My name is Danielle and I am the academy director. I have an associate's degree in early childhood development as well as 20 years of experience in early childhood education.
Drawing from my background, I can truly say we offer the best Infant Care and Preschool in Montgomery County. If you're looking for School-Age care, we also service most of the area elementary schools. We have a welcoming environment and an open-door policy. With our mobile app, parents can receive real-time photos and updates about their child's day, sent straight to their mobile phone or email!
We have new technology in our Preschool, Pre-K and School-Age classes! Preschool and Pre-K children have iPads with educational apps and games. Plus, our preschool class has an Inspire Plus interactive table and our Pre-K class features a STEM Lab with hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. For school-agers, we have tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding and more!
The majority of our team has been here for over five years and combined, they have more than 150 years of experience! Ongoing staff training is conducted and our teachers are CPR and first aid certified. The main entrance is secured by a unique keypad access system and we ID everyone that enters.
We are excited to invite you to become part of our family. Schedule a tour or stop in anytime to visit our amazing La Petite Academy of Gaithersburg, MD!
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.Learn More
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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
Certifications: 90 Hour Preschool Certificate, 45 Hour Infant/Toddler Certificate, 45 School Age Certificate
I love being a part of children's growth and development. In my role as director, I take pride in partnering with our families to provide each child with the best opportunities to grow and develop, creating a lifelong love of learning.
Education: Master's Degree in English Literature, Bachelors Degree in English
Certifications: 90 Hour Preschool Certificate, 45 Hour Infant/Toddler Certificate
I've always had a passion for working with children and love seeing the differences that we make in their lives each day. In my role as assistant director, I work to provide the teachers with the support and resources they need to reach their potentials.
Certifications: 90 Hour Preschool Certificate, 45 Hour Infant/Toddler Certificate, 45 Hour School Age Certificate
I love building connections with the students and watching them grow and learn. In my role as team lead, I provide support and resources to the teachers, students, and families to help on the path to school readiness.