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Welcome to La Petite Academy at Briar Forest! My name is Katie Wentworth and I am the academy director. My goal is to provide a safe nurturing environment where children can explore and discover the world around them. I have been a Director for the past eighteen years. I am very passionate about children and believe that building relationships with our families is an integral aspect of learning.
Although this current climate of uncertainty poses challenges and stress for parents and students alike, our school remains committed to supporting our families and our community in every way possible. We have restructured our programs and procedures to provide an environment that is dedicated to the safety and health of our families and staff members and flexible in order to accommodate working parents and the new school norm of distanced and virtual learning, all while continuing to provide the exceptional learning opportunities La Petite Academy is known for.
We follow the guidance of national and local health officials, while also implementing enhanced health and safety procedures to include: protective face masks worn by all staff members, health and wellness checks both prior to drop-off and throughout the day, as well as limited access to classrooms and throughout the building. Parents can stay connected throughout the day through WatchMe Grow, a live video stream, and brightwheel, a communication app that displays the intricate details of each child's day.
As we work to maintain a sense of normalcy for our students and families during these unprecedented times, we are truly thankful for our fantastic teachers and staff members who are genuinely passionate about early learners and early education. We each take pride in our academy and can't wait to show off what we have to offer! We encourage you to schedule a tour today and look forward to meeting you and making you part of the La Petite family at Briar Forest.
Stay safe and stay healthy! See you soon!
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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
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:
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: Associate Degree Criminal Justice
Hello, prospective La Petite families my name is Norma Hall I'm the assistant director here at La Petite Academy. I'm a mother to two wonderful teenagers. I'm a native Mississippian, I've lived in Houston 16 years now and I love it here. My passion for childcare began in 2004 when I started as an early preschool teacher at La Petite Academy. I love teaching the children new ways of learning. It is a joy, to watch these little ones grow into the future of our great country.