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La Petite Academy of Gaithersburg

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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.

Plus, for elementary school students, The Prep Lab offers distance learning support, STEM projects, and more, on a flexible schedule—including a full-day option.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational child care 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 over 20 years of experience in early childhood education field.

Drawing from my background, I can truly say we offer the best Infant Care and Preschool in Montgomery County. We follow a STEM approach which incorporates various technologies from our Preschool through our School-Age programs. If you're looking for School-Age care, we also service most of the area elementary schools. With the school year starting out virtually, we want you to know we are open and ready to support with our new Prep Lab program designed specifically for elementary school students to bridge potential learning gaps between virtual and in class instruction. Our teachers have been trained to support the local school district’s distance learning so children stay on course with their studies. With our brightwheel mobile app, parents can receive real-time photos and updates about their child's day, sent straight to their mobile phone or email! We’re also excited to share that coming soon, our school will offer live video streaming for our families through WatchMeGrow!

Our school is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy environment for your child when they are away from home. We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities. With our new health and safety procedures in place, we’re doing everything we can to ensure of children, families, and staff stays healthy.

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!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Our family loves LaPetite and are happy to be part of the family :)
Anonymous
Everyone is very warm and attentive. We love our La Petite family!
Anonymous
Love the school, my son loves being there and is always happy.
Anonymous
recommend to everyone. kind staff. Adrianna is amazing.
Anonymous
this has been a great place for my child to grow. We love the different activities that are done with the children.
Anonymous
Our kids love going here. The teachers are very friendly and good with kids of all ages.
Anonymous
An all around awesome school. The teachers and managers work hard to make sure expectations are exceeded on a daily basis and it shows how much they care each child. You can really tell they enjoy what they do. I couldn’t ask for a better daycare or better caregivers. My munchkin and I love La Petite.
Anonymous
We have been with this particular location since 2005. The staff have always been top-notch and, easy to deal with and very personable yet professional.
Anonymous

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:

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

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

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:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Danielle Robinson, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Adrianna Vaughan, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Certifications: 90 Hour Preschool Certificate, 45 Hour School Age Certificate

As a teacher, I always strive to be a positive influence in the lives of all children. As I transition into the assistant director role, it is my goal to inspire and build confidence in all of our teachers and students regardless of their background or abilities.

Meet Our Staff

Maureen Tehan, Team Lead

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.

Visit Us Today

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.

 

Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 301.963.0986301.963.0986 License #: 33305

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