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La Petite Academy of Knoxville

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 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.

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Welcome to Our School

Hello! Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in North Knoxville, TN. I am Keishala, the academy director. I have been with La Petite Academy since 2012 and have been a director since 2016. Based on my experience, I can proudly say that we offer excellent care for children six weeks to 12 years of age in our infant care, preschool and before- and after-school programs. We also offer a seamless curriculum that carries your child from infancy through school age. The foundation set here creates life long learners in all the families we meet.

All of the teachers receive at least 18 hours of training and are CPR and First Aid certified. We have a wonderful group of teachers who really care about the happiness and safety of all of our children.

For our school-age students, we drop off and pick up from Powell Elementary, Halls Elementary and Brickey-McCloud.

To help with the loss of precious school classroom time, we are now offering The Prep Lab. This program is a fun blend of activities and academic based learning that is designed to help bridge the gap while school is closed. We are also able to accommodate a flexible schedule for school age to support flexible school plans.

We are currently taking extra health & safety protocols. These include limited access to the building, doing temperature checks on every child and teacher that enters the building and ensuring all teachers and staff are wearing face masks daily. We want to ensure every child and teacher is safe here.

Coming soon we will be introducing WatchMeGrow. This exciting program will give our enrolled families the ability to view our live stream video feed so you can see all the fun we have! We truly believe that every child is important and special so would love to welcome you into our La Petite family.

Schedule a tour today to see for yourself why La Petite Academy is the premiere provider of educational child care in Knoxville/Powell, TN!

Here's what people have to say

4.86 out of 5 stars
As first time parents, we were very anxious to send our infant to daycare, but we have been blown away by how great of an experience we have had because of her teacher and staff.
We love La Petite on Emory Road. The teachers are amazing, the curriculum is so good, and I feel my grandchild is in GREAT hands when I leave him each day!
I love his teacher and everyone at the school.I love knowing them all and how they love my little guy.
My experience have been amazing. I love interacting with staff and seeing all the love they give my child. I love how they try to work with me in struggling times and we keep that open line of communication!
We love the school and our kids love the school! We enjoy keeping up with the kids all day on the app. The environment feels safe. Our kids have gained friends and grew socially.
As new parents, we were very nervous about daycare. Everyone has been absolutely wonderful taking care of our daughter. She has grown socially and learns something new everyday. They have made this a very pleasurable experience for all of us. Our daughter gets so excited and loves going to “school”!
Great and caring people. Kids seem to be engaged in activities and enjoying themselves. Always improving. Great atmosphere.

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Keishala Lorah, Director

Education: A. S. in Elementary Studies

Certifications: Administrative TECTA, CPR/First Aid

I have a passion for children and their learning. Seeing a child's "light bulb" moment is my favorite part of being a director here. I take pride in building a strong sense of community with our teachers and parents to create lifelong learners.

Meet Our Staff

Valerie Edens, Assistant Director

Education: B.A. in Arts in Children's Ministry

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

I have always had a strong passion for children and working with them is a dream come true. My focus is to support the teachers and provide resources so they can be the best they can be. By having strong teachers, the children's love of learning shows.

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: 865.938.2350865.938.2350 License #: 47/23760A