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La Petite Academy of Merritt Island

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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite Academy in Merritt Island, FL! My name is Britny 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 keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

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

5 out of 5 stars
Great place to have my child! Good communication from the staff and always helpful.
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This school is amazing. You can tell that they absolutely love my children. They have learning so much while here. I love brightwheel and the updates I receive and I’m so excited for watch me grow! The director and assistant director and so nice and make me feel so comfortable!
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It has been great! My son love the school and all of his teachers. Kelly is a great director and very professional.
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I wish I had enrolled my child into this school earlier. Everyone is so welcoming from the time I drop off to the time I pick up. My child loves going to school and has made great friends!
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This school is fantastic! Staff are the best I’ve seen in the business. They are dedicated to my child and our family.
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Everyone is always so happy and joyful towards us!
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I love La Petite Merritt Island! Amazing staff, my son loves going every morning!
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They’re awesome! Professional, caring, and my kid enjoys going every day. He feels safe. And that is what matters
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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!!!
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Proud to be Accredited!

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

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

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.

Meet Our Staff

Britny Buckworth, Director

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education

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

Juan Ramirez, Assistant Director

Education: A.S. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Staff Credential, First Aid & CPR

I entered the education field in 2017 where I was a Director and teacher at a center in California. I recently moved to Florida and am excited to continue to enrich the lives of children. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Meet Our Staff

Stefani Burdett-Lewis, Team Lead

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education with Special Certification in Deaf Education K-12

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

I entered the education field in 2011 as a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing. I have worked in a variety of ages, but currently I am a lead VPK teacher. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

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.


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Local School Phone Number: 321.459.1825321.459.1825 License #: 070316

*In schools eligible for the tuition offer, savings will equal a tuition credit which will be applied after five weeks of enrollment. Child must remain enrolled for a minimum of 2 full days per week for 5 consecutive weeks to receive full credit. Tuition credit offer expires May 3, 2024.

*In schools eligible for the summer camp fee credit, offer is for summer camp fee credit up to $300. Child must attend by May 3, 2024. Offer is valid on a space available basis. No cash value.

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