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Welcome to our wonderful school/childcare La Petite Academy in Louisville, CO, voted #1 city in the nation for families! My name is Jodie Buffo, I am the academy director. I have been with La Petite for over 34 years.
At La Petite Academy we offer care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years, These programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. All of our teachers have been in early childhood education for at least two to four year some up to 28 years. Our 22 amazing teachers have a combined total of 342 years experience between them in our early education field. Our goal is to create a warm and caring environment with an open door policy. We offer a number of opportunities for parents to participate, including classroom readers, guest speakers and our fun family events!
Our curriculum emphasizes language and literacy, cognitive development, social emotional skills, physical activity and creativity.
Schedule a tour of our amazing school in Louisville, CO today! I look forward to meeting your family!
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.Learn More
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:
Basketball, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
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.
Certifications: Director Qualification for the State of Colorado
I am a Colorado native! I have worked with children all my life, and being able to make a difference in their futures is a privilege. I am happy to say that for 33 years, I have been with La Petite Academy and have had many former students return with their own children.
Education: Colorado Teacher Qualifications
I love spending my days with children, laughing with them, and watching them grow. I was born and raised in Colorado and enjoy spending time with my 10-year-old son, attending concerts, and watching sports. I have been at La Petite Academy for 19 years!
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Level 5 Credential
I began teaching in Kansas and then moved to a transitional 1st grade class in Oklahoma. I created and directed that program for seven years. I moved to Colorado and have been a teacher, assistant director and curriculum specialist here at La Petite for over 25 years.