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Your School: La Petite Academy of Lawrence, KS

La Petite Academy of Lawrence

785.843.5703785.843.5703 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Lawrence, KS! My name is Kelsey and I am the director. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and have over 10 years of experience as a teacher and manager. In addition to providing superior local infant care, our preschool programs offer the best early education in the community.

I run this school like everyone involved is an extension of my own family - the children, parents and teachers. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to talk.

Our teachers have a passion for teaching and bring many years of experience to the school. Staff members are certified in first aid and CPR and receive monthly and ongoing training provided by the state.

We offer a number of opportunities for our families to volunteer in the classroom and on field trips. We also host monthly family events, including Parents' Night Out and Friday Pizza To-Go. Our facility is secure and requires an access code for entry. Each family member has his or her own code to check children in and out. All visitors must present photo IDs.

Please schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Lawrence, KS, today so you can see all we can offer your family.

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
The teachers really love our children and it is wonderful knowing they truly care about them and their growth.
Everyone is very kind. My kid has made friends and loves her teachers. I love the updates on Brightwheel, and I appreciate the time each teacher takes to make my kiddo feel comfortable and happy. Thank you.
I am satisfied with the overall care that has been rendered to my child. I am always impressed by the level of physical activities and fun tasks that the teachers engage in with my child.
Above and beyond our expectations. They know and love our daughter, we are always satisfied with the care they give.
We've had a great experience with the school. Matilda developed very well there. And the teachers, director, and staff helped lots.
Everyone does a great job! The flexibility with our schedule has been a lifesaver, and we are very happy with our decision.
I've enjoyed this school overall. The staff and teachers are phenomenal.
We love it! My 3 year old looks forward to going everyday!
Great teachers! I love seeing my child interact and love the people that are taking care of them.
I feel my son (who is autistic) has had an incredibly high-quality experience at this school. He is currently a kindergartener in public school, but has been a part of the La Petite family since he was 15 months old. Some weeks he is there after school two days a week, but when public school is not in session he usually spends all day at La Petite. The teachers here are fantastic and I feel that they
support an environment where all the children can learn and grow in a secure and loving environment.
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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

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Kelsey Scarlett, Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science

Certifications: Director License, CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect, Signs of Illness, Child Development

I've always had a passion for working with children and after the birth of my first child, I made a decision to pursue early education. I strive to create close relationships with our families and teachers to encourage lifelong learning.

Meet Our Staff

Jamie Anson, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Certifications: Director License, CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect, Signs of Illness, Child Development

I've always loved watching children grow! I worked as a substitute teacher for two years at which point I realized that my true passion was teaching young age groups. I love getting to know the kids and their families so that they can feel like our school is a part of their extended family!

Meet Our Staff

Cameron Hartford, Team Lead

Education: CDA In Progress

Certifications: Director License Infant, CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect, Signs of Illness, Child Development

Student mentor-ship has always been my heart's desire. As a children's pastor in North Carolina, I always sought to encourage and educate the next generation. In 2012, I relocated to Lawrence with my wife and began my work in early childhood education.

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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: 785.843.5703785.843.5703 License #: 0000361-003