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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Gambrills, MD! We also serve surrounding areas including Crofton, Bowie, Odenton, and Waugh Chapel! My name is Jillian and I am the academy director. I have been working in child care since 2012 and have a degree in education. I also hold numerous early education certifications including administration.
At La Petite, we partner with parents to ensure we meet the developmental needs of all of our students. In each program - including Infant Care, Early Preschool and more - we create an atmosphere of fun while preparing students for elementary school and beyond.
We are excited to offer new technology in our School-Age classroom. These enhancements include iPads featuring apps to create art, music and videos, tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding and a secure homework WiFi network. We implement Prep Lab in this classroom as well where we support school-agers through distance learning.
Together, our staff has over 300 years of experience! They participate in training opportunities each year to further advance their knowledge in the field. They provide parents with real-time updates of their child's day using our brightwheel mobile app and, coming soon, WatchMeGrow for live-streaming camera access.
We are currently enrolled in MD EXCELS Quality Assurance Program and while holding a Level One Quality Assurance Status, we hold a level three or higher in three out of the five areas! We are also accredited by NECPA .
*** COVID-19 updates: We are making sure all of our students and staff are staying safe during this time of uncertainty. Here are a few ways our school is helping to ensure the safety of your child and others:
- All staff are required to wear face coverings at all times
- No parents and outside vendors are allowed in our facility at anytime with the exception of emergency personnel.
- Temperature checks are a requirement for students and staff to enter our facility. Temperature must be under 100.4 degrees f.
- Compliance with all CDC regulations are met
Please call us today to schedule a tour of our amazing La Petite Academy educational daycare in Gambrills, MD.
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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
Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include: