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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!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
Everyone is always so happy and joyful towards us!
I love La Petite Merritt Island! Amazing staff, my son loves going every morning!
They’re awesome! Professional, caring, and my kid enjoys going every day. He feels safe. And that is what matters
When you walk through the door you are always welcomed with a smile. Kelly, Britny, and Mariah always go above and beyond for my family. The infant teachers, Heather, Courtney, and Lynn are amazing with my youngest daughter and they care so much for her! My oldest daughter is in the toddler room and Roriale, Cindy, and Jade always greet her with a big hug. I love Brightwheel and all the pictures I
receive on a daily basis.
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Absolutely love this location!!!
The flexibility the director has with mine and my husband’s schedule has been nothing but amazing. It is so hard to find accommodation for firefighter and hospital shift schedules. It has been less stressful knowing I can communicate with the director and work out a solution of an issue arises with our schedule. It means so much to my family and I!
This school is great! I’ve only had positive experiences here. My daughter loves Ms. Roriale and is so excited to see her everyday. I’m always updated on what’s going on.
The people really care. They love our children in their own way and it shows. Our children love them. You know it's ok when your child reaches for their teacher at drop off. I trust their hearts and minds are in the right place, they're consistent. Also, the fact that I do not have to provide food or diapers or wipes is huge too. My mornings are busy enough without packing the house. For my
oldest the field trips are awesome and no additional charge so that's big.
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This is a wonderful school, with wonderful caring and loving teachers that are capable to implement structure, discipline and a high level of education while playing and having fun at the same time. The director as well as class teachers are always available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns or just share a story regarding child’s day in general or achievement or….mishap….. I love the
school atmosphere and friendly stuff. Love getting updates and pics during the day. It makes me happy to hear when my son says that he had fun and he had a good day…Very important to me is that when he misbehaves and is corrected, teachers make sure that he has an understanding of the situation, which might be challenging sometimes while talking to 2 year old. Thank you to all at LaPetite for being there for our little ones!
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It is our second year at La Petite Academy and my son absolutely loves it! I have a hard time to get him out of there in the afternoon. He is very enthusiastic about everything that he learns during the day in classroom and the fun he has during the outdoor play. He truly loves his teachers and classmates (it is so nice to see that). From the very beginning, I experienced great communication from all
of teachers who.... never rush (have no idea how they do that) and patiently answer all my questions on the daily bases. They keep in touch throughout the day, giving frequent updates and sharing pictures from the class rooms and playground (again, I have no idea how they do that). My son often mentions what the teacher said to him during the day, usually if he did something good or if he misbehaved... which is great, it proves the fact, that the teachers pay attention to the kid’s individual needs and have high expectations from them, teaching them how to be a good, responsible, respectful and loving person. Of course every child has its moments but my son expresses so much respect, empathy, love and care, that it is hard to believe he is a 2 year old boy and I know, that he learned that not only at home but mostly (8-9 hours a day) at his school…. from the people that surround him and truly care about his feelings, addressing every issue in the way that makes him feel safe and comfortable. So shortly, it has been a wonderful experiance and we are looking forward to a few more years at La Petite Academy. Keep up good work guys, you are amazing group of people and I am thankful for all the things you do to make our kids safe, healthy, smart and happy!!
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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, 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.

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Local School Phone Number: 321.459.1825321.459.1825 License #: 070316