Your School La Petite Academy of Kent, WA

La Petite Academy of Kent

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 12 Months - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Kent, WA!

My name is Sara Thomson. With over 20 years of experience, with 17 of them with La Petite Academy, I have a strong passion for working with children and their families.

We offer care and education from one year to ten years old! Our early education programs are designed specifically for the children enrolled in our classrooms. Aware, Care and Share is how we approach a child's learning journey. Be sure and ask us what this means when you tour our center! By providing children a healthy, safe environment for learning, an excellent curriculum, and caring teachers, each child can have a brilliant beginning.

Our center offers a Before- and After-School care program for children enrolled in certain Kent elementary schools, as well as a summer camp program.

Our teachers participate in training opportunities throughout the year, staying current in best practices and early educational tools.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

Reach out to us by phone or email so we can answer any of your questions and provide information about what makes us the best option for your early childhood education needs!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
I love this place and my daughter does too
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Super happy we are at this school!
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Positive experience overall. Good communication both via phone, in-person, and with the app. Appreciate the videos and pictures sent throughout the day.
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My favorite thing is how all of the staff gently communication with the children. The environment they have created for the children is outstanding! All of the staff only want the best emotional and educational growth for the children. My children love it and ask every day when they wake up “Can I go to school today”? Sometimes this happens on Saturdays and I have to explain school is closed Saturdays.
They love it and so do I!The staff at this location, especially the Director, has been extremely kind and helpful to my family and we truly appreciate all of their hard work and big hearts!
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Excellent! We are truly grateful for the good work and spirit of all staff members and teachers!
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My son really thrives at LPA, he loves his teachers and staff genuinely. The center has given him a huge head start heading into kindergarten and now going into 1st grade I see how confident and excited he is in his learning abilities. Everyone at the center, especially his teachers, Ms. Martha, Ms. Wendie and Ms. Sarah are always friendly and professional. I trust LPA completely with my son!
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The team is warm and friendly. My daughter has had great experiences there. I love the curriculum, the communication and the engagement that the teachers have with not only the students, but the parents as well. Don't change a thing.
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We absolutely love La Petite Academy. Ms. Marnie has been such a wonderful teacher and our son looks forward to going to school every day. Everyone is so warm and kind- we feel really lucky to have found this school. Even though it is a bit of a hike from our house we wouldn't dream of changing schools. It's been so fun to see our son grow, change, and learn!
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We have loved the school! The teachers are awesome and the communication has been so great. The teachers truly care for our child and it is so evident.
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I’ve noticed la Petite has been around for quite some time now that should say enough about their reputation. My first hand experience with all of the teachers were very welcoming. Everyone is so kind, very involved as far always giving me updates about how my kids are doing. Even some of the teachers that are just in the class next to my kids, they always seem to greet me and tell me how well they
do once I leave if ever they are experiencing any anxiety about going to school! Glad to be apart of the family!
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Sara Thomson, Director

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education through Rasmussen College

Certifications: Early Child Education Certificate

With over 20 years of experience, with 17 of them with La Petite Academy, I have a strong passion for working with children and their families. I love watching a child grow and develop to become the wonderful beings that they are. I believe that early education is crucial to a child's success as they venture into the world and into adulthood. In my free time, I spend time with my friends, family, four cats, and two dogs.

Meet Our Staff

Wendie Schell, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Certifications: Child Development Associate Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition

I have been with La Petite Academy since 1997. During this time, I have enjoyed being a teacher, promoting curriculum, and ensuring our children are succeeding in their pathway to school readiness and beyond. The kiddos are truly the best part of the job!

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Local School Phone Number: 253.630.1541253.630.1541 License #: 203495

*Offer is for registration credit up to $350. Registration fee credit is applied upon enrollment (registration fee varies by location). Offer is valid on a space-available basis for all age groups. No cash value. Limit one offer per child, one time use. Certain restrictions may apply to subsidy families. See school for details. Offer not valid for Learning Care Group associates or their immediate families. Offer valid at participating locations only and subject to availability. Programs and hours of operation may vary by school. Offer does not guarantee enrollment. Must enroll by September 13, 2024. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. ©2023 Learning Care Group (US) No. 2 Inc.;