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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational child care in Memphis, TN! My name is Tomaka and I am the Academy Director.
The health and safety of our families has always been at the top of our priority list and we know it is top of mind for our families, too. With that, we have enhanced our already rigorous health and safety procedure to ensure that we closely following the guidance from the CDC as well as state and local authorities to enhance our already robust health and safety procedures. We are limiting building and classroom access to staff and children. We take temperatures at the door. We conduct wellness checks on all children and staff throughout the day. We have implemented longer, more frequent hand washing as well as cleaning and sanitizing our spaces throughout the day.
Our school may look a little different, but we are still the same dedicated staff committed to providing a fun, safe, clean, and educational environment for the children in our care.
We have two new exciting programs and services to introduce. WatchMeGrow is a live streaming video service that will be made available to our families at no additional charge. We know our families will love The Prep Lab – a School-Age program designed to support continued learning between the end of on-site public school classes and the start of next school year’s on-site learning. With The Prep Lab, we’re helping to ensure these students are grade-level ready by bridging potential learning gaps between school years.
We always want to work with parents and their specific schedules. Please call or visit the center to discuss your particular needs.
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.
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:
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:
Education: Some College with ECE Courses
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, TECTA, National CDA
I have a passion for children's education and love being a part of children's growth. I have more than 16 years of experience in early childhood education and have been at this school for five years.
Education: Some College
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, TECTA, OYC Director Credential
I've been in the child care business for over 20 years. I love working with people and children.
Education: Early Childhood Education
Certifications: CPR/First Aid
I have 7 years of experience in the child care field. I love being apart of the growth and happiness away from home for children.