Your School La Petite Academy of Hockessin, DE

La Petite Academy of Hockessin

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 6 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy, a nationally accredited early learning center in Hockessin, DE. My name is Randi Racan, and I am your Center Director. Our amazing childcare center has been staple of the Hockessin Community since 1994. I am proud to share that I have been a part of this educational family for over 16 years.

We offer an academic and nurturing experience for Infants as young as six weeks old continuing up through our Pre-Kindergarten program. We also provide Before- and After-School care for North Star Elementary and a fun filled summer camp program.

Our dedicated and long-term staff encourage and cultivate positive learning experiences for all children through our individualized curriculum. Our teachers participate in professional development throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education as well as offer the most engaging experiences for your little ones.

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. You will have access to the cameras in your child's classroom as well! 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.

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.

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
Great. Everyone is very nice and very transparent.
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Love La Petite!!! Our child is achieving all sorts of amazing things and confidence.
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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!
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I love the staff and the teachers. Everyone is wonderful.
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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
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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.
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We have been comfortable, secure and have loved the experience both of our children have had with their daycare through pre-school
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Great staff and loving teachers. I called them “my little village” as they are there for me to helping me esucate my child.
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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.
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

Learn More

Proud to be Accredited!

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

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's an amazing opportunity to work with children and their families every day at La Petite Academy! I have been with the Learning Care Group for over 16 years and love being a part of an organization that exemplifies the highest standards of quality childcare. I have two daughters who have graduated from our program and now a Toddler son who attends. I appreciate the level of care, love and communication the teachers provide my family with each day. I am so proud to be a part of the LPA family.

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 over 16 years of experience in early childhood education, as well as seven years of tenure with this company! I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Meet Our Staff

Lauren Betts, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Ms. Lauren is our Team Lead as well as our Early Preschool Teacher. Her upbeat attitude and warm teacher child interactions prove her to be an amazing part of our LPA team.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 302.234.2968302.234.2968 License #: 27726