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Your School: La Petite Academy of Glendale, AZ

La Petite Academy of Glendale

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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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.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our nationally accredited La Petite Academy educational daycare in Glendale, AZ. My name is Gretchen and I am the school director. I have more than 15 years of early childhood experience with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

La Petite Academy takes pride in providing an environment that is safe, loving and rich in opportunities for learning and growth.

Throughout your child's day, we provide parents with real time updates and photos through the brightwheel mobile app. Plus, we now offer WatchMeGrow live streaming, giving families the opportunity to view their child in real time throughout the day.

We have put into place extra safety protocols in order to keep our children and families safe. These safety protocols include staff members wear face mask all day, parent/guardians wear face mask upon drop off and pick up, taking temperatures of everyone that comes into our building and increasing the sanitation in the classrooms.

For distance learning elementary age student we have The Prep Lab. This program supports K-5 distance learning, to keep School Age students on tack academically and provide a flexible solution to families that works with all schedules. This program can accommodate full days, half days, full weeks, and partial weeks.

Many of our teachers have been with us for more than 10 years and we have a total of 125 years of early childhood experience between us. All of our teachers go to monthly training, have a Fingerprint Clearance Card, and they are First Aid and CPR certified.

Come in for some information. We hope to see you soon!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Awesome. I trust all the employees and I know my kids are in great hands
From day one we have truly felt like family. That is everyday. Thank you for the teachers and family members we have gained along the way.
We have love having our daughter at this school any time that there is any question it is immediately answered and we are always in the loop with what is going on with our daughter at school. We have never felt more trusting of a childcare center.
I love the teachers especially miss zacaria she is the main reason I chose to stay I know my kids will be love and cared for.
The school has been great. They are informative, return my calls in a timely manner, they care for my child and provide a welcoming environment and great curriculum.
This school has been great for my daughter. She is making friends and excited each day to go to school. I love all the crafts the kids get to do and bring home. My experience has been great and can't wait for my other kids to get older to start in the PreK Program.
We adore this school. Everyone is so kind and they truly care about our daughters wellbeing and growth. We absolutely love Mrs. Beth and the staff in the Pre-K class. Jen and Amy are also amazing. They are always welcoming and super passionate about what they do.
We have had an wonderful experience with the school. My daughter adores Mrs. Beth. Both the Director and assistant director go above and beyond to listen to any concerns and make you feel welcome. Mrs. Beth always takes the time to go over my daughters day when I pick her up and she is so patient and loving we couldn’t ask for a better teacher. My daughter has shown so much improvement with her speach
and her ability to socialize. She has also made a huge improvement with her cognitive and motor skills. We are beyond blessed to have found this school. They treat each child as an individual which is so important to us.
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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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Gretchen Bonkoske, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: First Aid & CPR

I have over 15 years of experience in the field. Early Childhood Education has been a passion of mine for all of my life. I enjoy watching children learn and grow. My first priority is providing a safe, nurturing environment for children and families. I am very excited to be here to support our families and teachers.

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer McGuigan, Assistant Director

Certifications: First Aid & CPR

I have been working in early childhood education since 2006. I love being part of a child's growth and development at every age level. I am a huge Disney fan and animal lover. I have two children, one dog, and four rescue cats.

Meet Our Staff

Laurissa Engstrom, Team Lead

Education: Pursuing Child Development Associate

Certifications: First Aid & CPR

I have been working in early childhood education since 2009. I am one of the team leads of this school as well as the lead teacher in the two's classroom. I have three wonderful boys and enjoy being outdoors.

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Local School Phone Number: 623.561.6454623.561.6454 License #: CDC-5020