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La Petite Academy of Horn Lake

662.393.8961662.393.8961 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 10 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare of Horn Lake, MS! My name is Catherine and I am the academy director. I have an A.A.S. in child development technology, a B.S. in early childhood education, five years of management experience and more than 15 years of child care experience.

We create a welcoming environment in our Infant Care, Preschool and other age-specific programs. I maintain an open-door policy and we plan a lot of events for our families to participate in. To help create a safe environment, we have cameras inside every classroom and surrounding our facility. Our building can only be accessed by staff and enrolled families by using unique door codes.

We have new technology in our school-age classroom. These enhancements include iPads featuring apps to create art, music and videos, tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding, a new gaming system and more!

All staff members are first aid and CPR certified. Together, they have more than 30 years of experience. Our center is currently a 3 STAR center because of the hard work and dedication that our staff provides. We also have monthly training for all staff members as well as safety drills.

We serve the communities of Horn Lake, Southaven, Walls and surrounding areas. Please stop by or call today to schedule a tour of our amazing La Petite Academy in Horn Lake, MS!

Here's what people have to say

4.78 out of 5 stars
The director Ms. Katherine really brings light into the facility, when I walk in she speaks and always has a smile. That means a lot to a parent. I always want caring and nurturing people around my baby.
I absolutely love my son teachers. They have been amazing and also working really hard with him on everything!
This school has taught my son a lot. I absolutely love all of his teachers. They are amazing. I couldn’t ask for my son to have better teachers!!
I love the staff. I feel comfortable leaving my children. I feel they are safe here.
Excellent staff! Everyone is welcoming and loves my child.
I've had great experiences with this school. This is the second child I have had to attend this school. The employees are friendly and family oriented.
We have been enrolled in 3 La Petites throughout TN and MS. This one is by far the best we have experienced. The Director goes above and beyond to ensure that the kids are well taken care of and provides an excellent place to learn. My sons teacher (Ms. Barbara) is AMAZING. She is thoughtful and caring to take each child’s development into consideration when teaching. She is stern and ensures the kids
are excelling. My son loves his teacher and enjoys coming to La Petite on a daily basis! We recently moved and this location is now further than desired, however, we will not leave strictly because of Ms. Catherine and Ms. Barbara!
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I love lapetite. My children came back to this center this summer. My children did attend when they were younger I wanted to come back because of the great experience in past years.

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:

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

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement


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

Catherine McGee-Gates, Director

Education: B.S. in Early Childhood/A.A.S. in Child Development/CDA

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

Working with children of all ages is one of my passions. I take pride in knowing that our center is one that strives for excellence and quality in child care. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching basketball, football, and cooking shows.

Meet Our Staff

Crystal Davis, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor Of Science in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy, Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPR/First Aid

I've always loved caring for children. I love being around my family, traveling and making sure everyone is taking care of. I strive to be the best at what I do.

Meet Our Staff

Dorothy Pounders, Team Lead

Education: Child Development Associate

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

I have worked with children at La Petite Academy for almost 30 years. I enjoy traveling and spending quality time with my family. I enjoy being the Team Lead and the Safety Captain.

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: 662.393.8961662.393.8961 License #: 17C4IFA-1708