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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.
We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.
We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.
Please give us a call to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL today!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
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.
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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.
Education: A.S. in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, DCF 45 hours, First Aid & CPR
My passion of 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.
Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Director's Credential, 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.
Education: A.A. in General Education
Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, DCF 45 hours, First Aid and CPR
I love being a role model to the children and being the reason behind them growing. It is a very rewarding experience. My journey as a teacher began in 2017 and I joined La Petite Academy in 2019.