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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Lakeland, FL! My name is Joy and I am the academy director of this school for Infant Care and Preschool Programs. I have an associate's degree, a Child Development Associate credential and a National Director's credential as well as more than 12 years of experience.
Our school, established in 1978, is nationally accredited through NECPA and has been recognized as a Florida Gold Seal Quality Care program provider. I create a welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy.
All of our programs include healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and P.M. snack). Additionally for infants, toddler and twos programs, diapers and wipes are also included in tuition.
We also provide before and after care servicing South McKeel, Highlands Grove, Highlands City, Valleyview, Geneva Academy, Carleton Palmore, Cleveland Court, R School, and Dixieland elementary schools.
We are located off of Lakeland Highlands Rd. and Edgewood Dr. directly across the street from the City of Lakeland Fire Station #5 and Glendale Park.
Our staff members have more than 150 years of combined experience. Teachers stay current with monthly training sessions and ongoing training offered by the state. All teachers are certified in CPR and first aid.
If you are looking for education-driven child care in Lakeland, FL, then call La Petite Academy today and schedule a tour!
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, Literacy
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: Associate of Arts degree
Certifications: CDA, National Director's Credential
I have been in the education field for over 20 years with a focus on early education for over 12. I feel truly blessed to be able to spend my days helping children reach their full potentials. My goal for this school is to provide a loving, nurturing, safe, and educational environment for all children.
Education: National Child Development Associate
Certifications: Master Teacher, Safety Captain
I've been in early education for over 12 years and I strive each day to continue to achieve more in this field. At this school, I'm the certified master teacher and safety captain and strive to provide a safe and educational environment for all teachers, children, and families.