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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 over 10 years of experience in education, working in various roles as a volunteer, mentor, educator and within leadership.
Although this current climate of uncertainty poses challenges and stress for parents and students alike, our school remians committed to supporting our families and our coummunity 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 accomodate 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!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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: 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.