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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 strive to create a welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy. Due to the current pandemic, we have implemented many new procedures to help prevent and stop the spread of illness. In addition to our normal procedures, we are doing temperature checks on all individuals prior to entering the building. Also, all staff are wearing masks, and any adults entering the building are encouraged to wear masks as well. We are working hard to ensure that everyone remains healthy and safe while learning and having fun with their friends.
All of our programs include healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and P.M. snack). Additionally for Infant, Toddler and Twos programs, diapers and wipes are included in tuition.
We also provide Before- and After-School care servicing South McKeel, Highlands Grove, Highlands City, Carleton Palmore, and Cleveland Court elementary schools.
We are conveniently 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!
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.
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
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.