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La Petite Academy of Horn Lake

877.861.5078877.861.5078 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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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!

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, Literacy

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


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.

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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