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La Petite Academy of Lakeland

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Keeping Families Connected

Our families mean the world to us and keeping them connected is one of our main goals. That’s why we created SproutAbout®, our exclusive family communications app that features live streaming video of the classroom and much, much more.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Lakeland, FL! My name is Melissa and I am the director of this wonderful school. I have 27 years of experience in early education-first as a teacher, then a manager. I have my degree in early education, as well as my Director Credential. I have been with La Petite Academy since 2006 and have over eleven years as a director with the company.

The care and education of young children has always been my passion. I run my school like an extended family. I want us to have a relationship full of communication! We offer care from six weeks to 12 years old-including VPK, Before-and-After school, and we accept ELC. We provide a healthy breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, as well as all of your child's diapers and wipes!

We want your child to love learning and want to be your partner in a lasting educational journey.

Our school, established in 1978, is nationally accredited through NECPA and has been recognized as a Florida Gold Seal Quality Care program provider.

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.

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!

Here's what people have to say

4.89 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this school and the staff for my children. There is not a doubt in my mind they are being nurtured and taught wonderful things.
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They’re amazing. I love them.
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My experience has been wonderful my granddaughter is very special to me and the way they have gotten her out her shell is amazing this is a awesome school.
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The teachers and the directors are always so friendly and understanding.
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Everyone has always been very friendly and respectful
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Love the staff they are very accommodating and take good care of my kids.
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Everyone at La Petite Academy have been extremely kind since we have been there and consistently so.
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This school has been amazing since my kids started going. My oldest started at 8 months and my youngest at 4 months,any time i had an issue with a teacher or concerns Joy always handled it promptly and efficiently. I feel safe with my kids being there and im not constantly worried about if they're okay, their focus is always on keeping the kids safe and providing a good enviornment. Kelsey Dawn and
Joy are the reason we stay
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From the tour I knew Ms Joy had a true heart for children. That was evident in the first ten minutes of our conversation. To be honest her candor and honesty were refreshing. When we walked through the center, I was shocked at how big it was as from the parking lot it definitely is misleading. I was shown the entire building, I even asked to see the kitchen. I was very impressed with what I saw, teachers
were smiling and singing, kids were laughing and playing and Ms Joy took the time to discuss the curriculum. I am thrilled to have my daughter at this facility and I highly recommend it!
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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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

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.

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

Melissa Phillips, Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, CPR/First Aid/AED trained

I have been in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, and since 2006 has been with La Petite Academy. I want us to be part of your extended family! Let's get to know each other, and work together to encourage a love of learning, and a sense of community in our children. My goal for this school is to be the best educator and form a lasting relationship with each family!

Meet Our Staff

Dawn Dyer, Assistant Director

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.

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: 863.687.3405863.687.3405 License #: C10PO0051