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My name is Gretchen and I am the director of La Petite Academy daycare and preschool in Las Vegas, NV. Originally from Syracuse, New York, I moved to Las Vegas in 2018 in pursuit of new adventures. During my career in child care I have been a nanny, lead teacher, after school teacher, residential counselor, educational specialist, and director. I have a Bachelor's degree in human development/child psychology and am currently earning a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling/marriage and family therapy.
We provide care and education for children six weeks to five years of age. All of our teachers are certified in CPR/First Aid, and take part in continuing early childhood education hours and receive regular training throughout the year. Our unique curriculum follows children in our Infant through Pre-K programs and is tailored to your child's unique needs and interests.
Security is paramount to us with our keyed entry system, cameras and assigned Safety Captain. Only families and staff have a code to enter our building and there is always a Manager present during hours of operation. Currently we have enhanced our safety measures and only allow staff and children to enter the building. We check staff and child temperatures prior to entering the building to ensure no fever is present. We then wash hands immediately and all staff is required to wear a face mask.
We are excited to announce the addition of WatchMeGrow in the near future. WatchMeGrow allows families to view their children’s activities in our classrooms in real time, at any time, on their computer, phone, or tablet, with secured access for additional peace of mind. Watch Me Grow is available at no additional cost as part of our broader company-wide effort to better connect with the families we serve.
Please contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our La Petite family.
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:
Dance, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood; Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Child Psychology
Certifications: Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED
I have been working in child care for 20 years and cannot envision myself doing anything different. I love caring for children and families. Providing a safe and nurturing learning environment is essential for young children and I am thrilled to be a part of that!