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Welcome to La Petite Academy daycare and preschool in Henderson, NV. My name is Cris and I am the academy director. I have been in the early childhood education field for more than 25 years. Along with my experience, I have an A.A. degree in early childhood education, as well as a Child Development Associate.
I take great pride in the fact that the average tenure of my team is over 8 years plus a combined 140 years of experience. Our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid and also take part in continuing early childhood education training throughout the year.
We serve the Henderson/Green Valley Community and provide care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our Infant Care, Preschool and other educational programs provide a strong foundation for learning and development.
We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.
Please call us today so we can meet with you to discuss your little one joining our family. We can't wait to meet you at La Petite Academy in Las Vegas, NV!
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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
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Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Child Development Associate-Preschool Based, Director Certifications & Training
I have been in the ECE field for over 25 years and have been with the LPA family for 18 of them. I currently am an active member of both the Nevada Registry's TAS Workgroup as well as the Registry Advisory Committee. It is an honor to sit on both of these committees. I enjoy being able to guide, advise & make recommendations concerning issues related to Nevada's ECE field & professional development. High quality education and training means high quality teachers for your little one.
Education: B.S. in Education, Postsecondary Emphasis
Certifications: Child Development Associates-Preschool Based, Assistant Director/Nevada Registry Certifications
Hello, my name is Shanna Silva. I’ve had a career in early childhood education with La Petite Academy since December 2016. I’m the assistant director for the Henderson Campus. I’ve been very fortunate in holding the awards for the following: 2019-Teacher of the Year; 2021-Bright Star for the Nevada 1 District. The foundation of my educational philosophy is that every child should receive a quality education, while feeling safe in this nurturing and enriching environment.