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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!
With SproutAbout, you won’t miss a thing when your child is at school with us. Take a peek at the engaging experience provided by our new app.
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.
SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.Learn More
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.
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!
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.
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.