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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 phenomenal daycare has been open since 1994 and I have been a part of this educational family for 14 years!
At La Petite, staying safe and healthy is our top priority. We closely follow CDC guidelines and take extreme care to maintain a healthy school environment.
Our enhanced practices include:
-Conducting regular wellness checks throughout the day
-Health screening and temperature checks for staff and children upon arrival
-Limiting parents and visitors to common areas only
-Rigorous cleanliness and hygiene practices with frequent hand washing and cleaning items and surfaces in the classrooms
We offer an educational and caring 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 an exciting summer camp program for children ages six to 12!
Our dedicated and long-term staff encourage and cultivate positive learning experiences for all children. Our teachers participate in professional development training each year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.
We are also 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!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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:
Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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!
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!
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.