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Your School: La Petite Academy of Merritt Island, FL

La Petite Academy of Merritt Island

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL! My name is Kelly and I am the academy director. We are so much more than a daycare! I am confident that we offer the best infant care, preschool and other age-specific programs in the area due to our unique curriculum. Our curriculum is assessment-based for all ages and our teachers are trained to effectively implement lesson plans and assess the development of their students every day.

Every employee is certified in first aid, CPR and fire safety. They participate in training throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.

We are committed to providing the quality care that your family expects and deserves while ensuring a safe and secure school for all children. Our facility features a secured front door that requires a code for entry.

Please give us a call to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL today!

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, Literacy

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Meet Our Staff

Kelly Aleknavich, Director

Education: A.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, DCF 45 hours, First Aid & CPR

My passion for caring for young children started at a very young age and evolved into a desire to educate and instill a love of learning into all children. I began my career in 2005 as a teacher and joined La Petite Academy in 2009.

Meet Our Staff

Britny Buckworth, Assistant Director

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Staff Credential, DCF 45 Hours, First Aid and CPR

I entered the education field in 2015 when I started with La Petite Academy. My career began as a teacher where I was able to execute my goal of creating a lifelong love for learning for every child I care for.

Meet Our Staff

Mariah Hallard, Team Lead

Education: Child Development Associate in Progress

Certifications: DCF 45 Hours, First Aid and CPR

Education has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy seeing children develop and grow every day. In my spare time, I love doing arts and crafts and sharing that with the children I care for.

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: 321.459.1825321.459.1825 License #: 070316