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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 also feature Prep Lab which is designed to support students during distance learning.
Safety is a culture at our school; safety practices, student safety and employee safety. Every employee is certified in first aid, CPR, AED and fire safety. They participate in training throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education. We've also improved our health protocols due to COVID and implement curbside drop-off to minimize classroom access, morning temperature checks, and more.
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, brightwheel app for child specific daily updates and coming soon WatchMeGrow. WatchMeGrow will allow you to look into your child’s classroom anytime during the day through live-streaming.
Please give us a call to schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL today!
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: 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.