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La Petite Academy of Hockessin

302.234.2968302.234.2968 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Coronavirus Update

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please read this important update about our rigorous health and safety protocols to keep your children safe and healthy.

Also, check out our list of activities to keep the learning going while your kids are home.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy a nationally accredited early learning center in Hockessin, DE. My name is Randi and I am the center director. Our amazing school has been open since 1994 and I have been apart of this wonderful educational family for 13 years!

We offer programs for infants as young as six weeks old as well as Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. We also provide Before- and After-School care for North Star Elementary and an exciting summer camp program for children ages six to 12!

We have a dedicated, long-term staff that encourages and cultivates learning in all children. Our teachers participate in professional development training each year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.

We are proud to offer a mobile app that enables us to provide families with real-time updates and allows them the ability to send messages to their children's teacher throughout the day.

Our facility is kept safe and secure using a locked entry system as well as security cameras throughout the building and exterior of our school. Only staff and enrolled families may enter using their unique security code. Visitors must be approved by the administrative staff and provide ID before entering.

Schedule a tour today and discover all of the wonderful things our La Petite Academy of Hockessin, DE, has to offer!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
The teachers, staff and director are excellent with communication to me and my family. Our daughter relocated here from out of state and everyone has been great in welcoming her and making her feel comfortable. We thank you for that!
I love the staff and the teachers. Everyone is wonderful.
Loved it from the moment I stepped in the door. Friendly staff and great teachers. Brayden loves Ms. Gina. He runs to give her a hug every morning
Our teacher contributed to our child’s vocabulary to the level we would have never imagined. Children are involved in many various activities that help them develop physically, psychologically and emotionally.
We have been comfortable, secure and have loved the experience both of our children have had with their daycare through pre-school
Great staff and loving teachers. I called them “my little village” as they are there for me to helping me esucate my child.
La Petite has exceeded our expectations! We feel comfort knowing our daughter is in a safe, loving and engaging environment when we are unable to be with her. She loves school and has formed close friendships that have carried through the years. The staff are always welcoming and have impressed me with their professionalism and sincerity.

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:

Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Proud to be Accredited!

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

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Randi Racan, Director

Education: A.A. from Wilmington University with a focus in ECE; Studied Psychology at the University of Delaware

Certifications: DOE Administrative Certificate, First Aid and CPR , DOE specialization in Infants, Toddlers and Administration

It is such an amazing opportunity to work with children each and every day here at La Petite Academy! I have been with the company for 13 years and absolutely love what I do! I have two daughters in our program and could not be more thrilled with the care they are provided!

Meet Our Staff

Siobhan Minella, Assistant Director

Education: M.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: DOE Administrator Certificate, First Aid and CPR

I enjoy working with the children, staff and families. I have 15 years of experience in early childhood education, as well as 4 years of experience with this company!

Meet Our Staff

Ashley Sommermann, Team Lead

Education: B.A. in Education, M.A. in Education and Special Ed.

Certifications: DOE Administrator Certificate, Early Childhood Inclusion, Curriculum, Preschool, School-Age Credential, First Aid and CPR

I have 14 years of experience in early education. I love coming to work every day and seeing the smiles on the kids' faces. We are changing the lives of the kids each and every day as we watch them grow and turn into young individuals. I have been with the company for 2.5 years.

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Local School Phone Number: 302.234.2968302.234.2968 License #: 27726