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La Petite Academy of Jacksonville

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Jacksonville, FL. My name is Valerie and I am the academy director of this school that offers Infant Care, Preschool and other age-specific programs. I've been with the company for 10 years and have been in early childhood education for 24 years.

Our teachers here are outstanding. They love their jobs as well as the children in their care. All staff members participate in training opportunities throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.

Everyone at La Petite Jacksonville feels a sense of accomplishment knowing we are providing an exceptional early education to our children in a warm, nurturing environment. Each day, we give children new opportunities to grow and excel as individuals and in group settings.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

If you are looking for an education-driven child care in Jacksonville, FL, call our La Petite Academy and come in for a tour!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Love the director and the staff
Great relationship with staff and teachers
Great experience. Makes me feel comfortable and makes me leave in peace that my daughter is in good hands
It has been great. The director and teachers are awesome. They reply in timely manner when I have concerns about my son attendance. My child always shares his day with me about school and always hear good stories from his day.
The staff is very friendly. Always feel welcome here. Keep up the good work!
I love la patite. The staff is great and my child loves playing with the other children. The teachers are very observant and make sure my child will be able to learn and succeed in school.
Absolutely love them! The teachers and staff are all respectful, attentive and friendly. My children love coming here and I feel safe and confident that the staff are taking great care of my kids! I’ve seen significant improvements in my kids education and social skills! Thank you for all you do, every single one of you are doing a great job!
La Petite Academy has been a wonderful environment for both of my children. I feel that they have not only benefitted from the curriculum but have also grown into confident, independent children and that is due to the love and support they receive from the staff here daily. I can’t say enough good things about this center and I thank them for the care they provide for my family.
Outstanding staff and facility. Truly have my daughters best intentions in their hearts
The school staff are required to have certification and or degree educational credentials. Good interaction and positive feedback with staff and they display a concern for your child and all children within La Petite Academy

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:

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free daily, 4-hour program that includes breakfast and lunch, with the option of extended wrap care. This full-day learning experience enhances your child’s school readiness journey. Every child who turns 4 by September 1 may be eligible for free VPK. Schedule a tour to learn more.

Meet Our Staff

Valerie Thompson, Director

Education: CDA, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Sociology

Certifications: First Aid and CPR, 45 DCF Hours, Staff Credential

I was the center director at the U.S. Naval Base Child Development Center in Atsugi, Japan from 2000 to 2003 and then the U.S. Naval Base Boys and Girls Club director in Sasebo, Japan from 2005 to 2007. I have been with this company since 2008 and absolutely love working with children and families, each day.

Meet Our Staff

Danielle DeFalco, Assistant Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Student Education

Certifications: First Aid and CPR, 45 DCF Hours, Staff Credential

I began my career as a teacher in 2007 and then became the assistant director at this company in 2012. Working in early childhood education is my true passion!

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Local School Phone Number: 904.777.0440904.777.0440 License #: C04DU0252