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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.
Due to COVID-19, we have enhanced our current health and safety procedures to better meet the needs of our families. We are doing temperature checks on all individuals prior to entering the building, all adults are wearing masks, and we are cutting down on outside visitors in an effort to keep illness at bay.
In an effort to better serve our families and provide more peace of mind, we will be offering live camera feed to our families through WatchMeGrow, which will be live by November 30, 2020.
For our families with Elementary School aged children, we are able to accommodate the various options for school this year, due to COVID. Whether your child is attending in school or by virtual class, we can help! We will be providing our before and after care as well as assistance with elearning during the day. Currently, we are providing transportation to South McKeel, Highlands Grove, Highlands City, Carleton Palmore, and Cleveland Court elementary schools. To further support the children during times of uncertainty, we have developed Prep Lab. This program will help bridge the educational gaps that have presented due to COVID-19 and school closures.
We are conveniently located to the Polk Parkway, between New Jersey and Lakeland Highlands Road, close to Edgewood Drive.
If you are looking for education-driven child care in Lakeland, FL, then call La Petite Academy today and schedule a tour!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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: 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 achieve more in this field. At this school, I provide a safe and educational environment for all teachers, children, and families.