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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Gladstone, MO! My name is Rachel and I'm the director of this facility. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Park University as well as nine years of education experience.
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. We plan events for everyone to participate in and I work hard to ensure that families meet each other and develop strong relationships. We offer a number of opportunities for our families to volunteer in the classroom and attend monthly events such as Parents' Night Out and Game Night.
We have a nurturing and caring staff that is dedicated to our children and families. Our entire staff is first aid/CPR certified and they all receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.
Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Gladstone, MO today! We look forward to meeting you.
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
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:
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 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.