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Welcome to La Petite Academy at Briar Forest! My name is Denisha and I am the academy director. I have a passion for early learners and a love for early education. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Houston Baptist University as well as a Masters degree in Early Education, with a focus on curriculum, from Concordia University. I am currently pursuing an Education Doctorate, focusing on Leadership and transformational learning. I have over 10 years of experience in education, working as a volunteer, mentor, educator and within leadership.
The staff members that support our programs are all CPR/First Aid certified and have either completed or are working toward the completion of a degree. Our staff members truly enjoy working with the children enrolled in our academy and building relationships with the families we serve. Our academy practices an open door policy and encourages parent participation to help foster strong bonds between staff members, families and students--an essential part of a quality early learning experience. Our staff members are professional, consistent and tenured with more than 100 years of combined experience between them!
From our fantastic teachers to our approaches to technology and our exciting electives, we take pride in our academy and can't wait to show off what we have to offer! We encourage you to drop by or schedule a tour today and look forward to meeting you and making you part of the La Petite family at Briar Forest.
See you soon!
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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
Ask your director for details.
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:
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.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Master of Education in Curriculum
I am a native Houstonian, a life long learner, and a sports fanatic! My husband and I have a beautiful baby girl named Kiyah, and two dogs named Ruby and Kenya. I am super passionate about early education and wouldn't want to do any other job! I enjoy being instrumental in the growth and development of young learners and am super thankful for the opportunities I am presented with daily.
Education: CDA, Currently Working on Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
I have 17 years of experience in the child care field. I worked for Memphis City Schools for 10 years which is where I'm originally from. I have also owned my own child care facility.