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La Petite Academy of Melbourne

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 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.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy in Melbourne, FL.

We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment, like mask requirements for staff, temperature checks, and more.

My name is Marci and I am the academy director. I have been with the La Petite family since 1996! I hold a Child Development Associate Credential, Director's Credential, First Aid and CPR certifications.

Our accredited school for Infant Care, Preschool and more goes above and beyond the basic requirements of the Department of Children and Families. Our staff is required 30 hours of annual in-service training per year which is 20 more hours than required! Together, our staff has more than 100 years of experience.

We are a staple of our community and have served the families in Melbourne, Rockledge, Merritt Island, and Palm Bay for over 20 years. We also transport children to the following elementary schools: Quest, Ralph Williams, and Manatee.

You're welcome to stop in any time to see and visit with your child!

With our new WatchMeGrow technology, you’ll be able to view your child’s activities in the classroom on any smart device or computer. Deployed, traveling, or just plain busy parents will be able to see their child learn, play, and grow every day, all day. We know you’ll be excited about all the amazing features of WatchMeGrow:

· Live streaming video

· Encrypted and tightly controlled

· Every account authorized individually

· Intuitive and easy to use

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a greater risk of learning loss because there have been additional weeks of lost class time. The Prep Lab is designed to keep school-agers on course with their studies. Our teachers will be trained to support distance learning, as well as to integrate key math and literacy skills practice into summer camp – alongside thematic, fun, activity-based projects.

Here's what people have to say

4.78 out of 5 stars
The staff and curricula are excellent.
My child loves going to VPK here. It is the highlight of her day.
I love the teachers. Miss Amy, Miss Jen, and Miss Ashley are amazing!!! I love seeing what she ate and pictures of her through out the day.
Love that and Theresa is so good with my child. You can tell she loves what she does. Ms Halee and Ms Amy are always so welcoming. I feel that our Sweet girl is loved by all of the La Petite staff.
Friendly and attentive. They inform me of information immediately and always get back to me. The whole staff seems to know all kids and I love that.
Our daughter really enjoys going to daycare every morning and she has made many friends. The staff is very friendly and understanding. They truly care for the children. She is learning new things every day. We are very happy with La Petite
They are friendly and great to my child!
Experience has been positive and low stress. Very easy to deal with staff and friendliness is excellent
My daughter Isabella loves her short time at La Petit. Amy and Miss Keya made my daughters time enjoyable and she had lots of positive things to say about it. Overall, I would highly recommend this place!

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.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Marcella Perrin, Director

Education: Child Development Associate's Credential

Certifications: Director's Credential, CPR- First Aid

I have been working with La Petite Academy since 1996. I strive to have the best staff on board so we can continue to have the best school possible. I have devoted much of my time to making sure our children get the most outstanding care and education!

Meet Our Staff

Amy Stoltz, Assistant Director

Education: National Child Development Associate Certificate

Certifications: CPR/First Aid Certified

I have been working in the early childhood field since 1996 and enjoy working with children every day. I enjoy spending time with my family at the beach and going fishing. We also enjoy riding dirt bikes, and spending time with friends and family. My family and I recently moved to Florida from Maryland and are enjoying our time here.

Meet Our Staff

Ashley Gaona-Veit, Team Lead

Education: Some College in Elementary Education

Certifications: CPR-First Aid, Child Development Associate (In Progress)

I have always had a passion for working with children. I can remember playing "school" as a child and choosing to be the teacher every time. I have been in the child care industry for about four years now and have loved every second of it.

Meet Our Staff

Halee Welton, Team Lead

Education: National Child Development Associate Certificate

Certifications: First aid and CPR

Hi, my name is Halee and I am the two year old teacher. I am a military wife and we have two beautiful children. I have been working with children for six years and I am currently working to complete my teaching degree. In my spare time I love going to the beach, and spending time with my family. We have a ton of fun in my class. I love creating a fun learning environment for the kids in my class.

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.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 321.259.1113321.259.1113 License #: 07B286