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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Lake Mary, FL! Our school offers care for Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool, VPK and other programs. We are located off of I-4 on Lake Emma Rd. Hours are 6:30 am-6:30 pm. We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack to every child in our care. We also provide diapers, pull ups and wipes for all children in our Infant, Toddler, and Twos classrooms. We also have a before and after-school program. Now, more than ever, your focus is on ensuring your child’s learning stays on track. We’re here to help. Our teachers have been trained to support local school districts distance learning so children stay on course with their studies. Your child can bring a device from home to complete distance learning assignments with our help. We’re here to back you up (plus your child’s teachers) and strengthen your child’s ability to finish school work each day.
The Prep Lab for School-Age is a program designed to:
-Support your child’s distance learning requirements
-Share challenging weekly STEM projects
-Provide character-developing activities from our My Best Self!™ curriculum
We are also excited about our mobile app for parents that provides them with updates on their child's day via their smart phone! COMING SOON: We are excited to offer WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.
We are doing everything we can to provide a healthy, safe, and clean environment. It starts at the front door by temperature checking every child and staff member that enters the building. All staff members are wearing masks while in the building. We are limiting classroom access, having wellness checks throughout the day, dining safely but still healthy by eliminating family style dining, and keeping things clean by having increased hand washing, cleaning and sanitizing. We're closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local authorities to enhance our already robust health and safety procedures.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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.
Education: Associates of Arts
Certifications: CDA and Florida Director Credential
My name is Kristen and I am the academy director. I have been with La Petite Academy for 11 years. I hold both a CDA and a Florida Director Credential. My goal is to make your child fall in love with learning. In our school all children have different needs and abilities; they learn in their own way and at their own pace. We are a family here at La Petite Academy and I can't wait for your family to be apart of ours. Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift!
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and English Literature with Early Childhood Education credits
I am a University of South Florida graduate, currently holding two bachelor degrees as well as extra credits in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for a little over nine years now. I've gained extensive classroom and management experience in these years, and hope to become a great asset to this team and your families! I am excited to work hard to give your child and family peace of mind that you are in the care of experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable staff!