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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Gladstone, MO! My name is Amanda Williams and I am the academy director. I have been with the company since 2011. I have a bachelor's degree in middle school education with a minor in childhood studies.
Our Infant Care and Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and child development. I run this school like everyone involved is an extension of my own family - the children, parents, and teachers. This is why we offer brightwheel, a mobile app, that will allow you to stay connected via photos, emails and texts and coming this fall, WatchMeGrow. This program will allow you to live stream your child's classroom so you don't miss a thing.
The health and safety of your child is our top priority. This is why we require our staff to wear face masks and we conduct daily health checks of the teachers and the children. We realize with the past few months have brought many changes and we are here to support you. If you need remote learning support for your school-age child or if you just need a more flexible schedule - call us and schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Gladstone, MO! We look forward to meeting you.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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:
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
Growing up, I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I started at La Petite shortly after college and never left. I fell in love with early childhood education. Not only do I get to watch so many children grow, but I also get to be here with my own two girls!
Education: CDA in progress
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
Growing up, I loved playing school and always wanted to be the teacher. I always knew I would spend my time working with children. Now, I'm lucky to be able to teach young minds and to be a mother to my own two young children. It is such a joy to watch my girls learning day to day.