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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. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Jacksonville, FL. My name is Melissa and I am the director. I have 20 years of experience in early child care.

Our Infant Care, Preschool and other age-specific programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. The school's staff knows the importance of building relationships as they take the time to get to know each family. Our teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.

Our school is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. The standards that we follow are higher than the State of Florida's Child Care Licensing Standards.

I direct our learning center as a family. We create a safe, warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open door policy for anyone who would like to stop in. We plan a lot of family events here in Jacksonville and enjoy getting to know each other!

Call or visit to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Jacksonville, FL today!

Here's what people have to say

4.86 out of 5 stars
Everyone is so loving and kind. I feel safe leaving my son with his teachers everyday. Everyone is nice and always have a smile on their face. Great place for a first time/working mom.
The teachers really care about my child’s well being. He has learned so much.
The staff is always friendly and welcoming. They are patient with the children and have a passion for what they do. The curriculum has helped our child grow and flourish from being shy to an outgoing kid who knows how to share and has manners.
We have had a wonderful experience. Are child has autism and they have worked with us many times with outside therapy coming in to work with her. They have helped us with issues that have come up. And they are always accommodating and very understanding. They treat her with love and respect and are child absolutely adores all the people that work there.
My child has grown in every way
Very warm and friendly staff
I love everything about this school. Since switching from a different daycare, my daughter has made a dramatic improvement. I love how structured the day is. They learn important lessons such as letters, numbers, science, etc. The students are very well behaved and the teachers are very knowledgeable and promote good habits.

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:

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.

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Melissa Sheider, Director

Education: CDA, Director Credentials

I started my career when I was 16 years old, working in a small child care center. After being a stay-at-home mom with my four wonderful children, I decided to look at furthering my career as a director. I started at the company as a VPK teacher four years ago and became director in 2018.

Meet Our Staff

Tiffany Bowen, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Child Development

I obtained my degree in child development so I could follow my dreams of working with children and impacting their lives. I began working at La Petite in 2015 and have worked my way up in the company to become the assistant director. I love my job!

Meet Our Staff

Towanda Harris, Team Lead

Education: CDA

I began working at La Petite Academy in 2010. I started my career in the Infant room where I worked as a lead infant teacher and I am now working in VPK. I have obtained my CDA and I am currently working on my director's credential. I really enjoy what I do.

Visit Us Today

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: 904.221.6236904.221.6236 License #: CO4DU0250