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Welcome! My name is Erika and I am the director at La Petite Academy in Germantown, MD. I have had the pleasure of working in the education field for 9 years and I hold my degree in Family Studies from University of Maryland at College Park.
Our school provides infant care as well as Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs. We also service most of the elementary schools in the surrounding area.
We have new technology in our Preschool, Pre-K and School-Age classes! Preschool and Pre-K children have iPads with educational apps. Plus, our preschool class has an Inspire Plus interactive table and our Pre-K class features a STEM Lab with learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. For school-age students, we have tripods for movie-making, robots for coding, a new gaming system, and more!
Safety and security is our number one priority. The main entrance is secured by a unique keypad access system and we ID everyone that enters. We also communicate with parents using a mobile app that provides real-time updates of their child's day.
Our teachers are highly-skilled professionals with many years of experience in early childhood education. They participate in yearly education training.
We would love to show you what we offer at La Petite Academy educational daycare in Germantown! Schedule a tour today!
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.
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, 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: Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies from University of Maryland, College Park
Certifications: ADA, Medication Administration, First Aid and CPR, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care, Director Pre-service Training
Children must feel enriched, safe and secure in their own classroom environment. I strive to achieve this through support, celebrating differences, praise and encouragement, not only in the pursuit of academic excellence but in the development of respect, ethical values and social skills.
Education: Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development & Associates of Arts in Music from Frederick Community College
Certifications: ADA, Medication Administration, First Aid and CPR, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
I LOVE working with children! I love watching children grow, learn, and have those "Ah-ha" moments. Together with our team of amazing, loving, caring and creative teachers, I am committed to providing your family with the highest quality of care while promoting a lifetime love of learning.