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La Petite Academy of Miami

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 12 Months - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Cutler Bay, FL in the Lakes by the Bay Community! I'm Roxana, the center director. I have been working for La Petite for 10 years and have more than 24 years of experience as a director.

Our school provides first-rate Infant Care, Preschool, VPK and other early childhood education options. Our school is nationally accredited through APPLE and is a proud participant in Florida's Gold Seal Quality Care program.

We are excited to offer new technology in our School-Age classroom. These enhancements include iPads featuring apps to create art, music and videos, tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding, a new gaming system and a secure WiFi network for homework.

Our school offers a safe and clean learning environment with highly skilled and DCF-trained staff members who provide a caring, nurturing atmosphere for your child. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy. We plan a lot of events for everyone to participate in and we work hard to ensure that families meet each other and develop strong relationships.

Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Cutler Bay, FL. We are confident that you will love our school just as much as we do!

Here's what people have to say

4.89 out of 5 stars
This is a top notch school with a nurturing, loving, and educational environment. Our children are succeeding in all areas of development thanks to the dedication of all the teachers, staff, and directors.
Extremely happy with the school and all employees.
I love everything about the experience from the time you open the door you feel the warm love and welcome from the director's and staff Especially Enid she's the best
I had a great experience with the school and the staff. My child has learned so much and has become very independent.
Every staff member at La Petite Academy in Cutler Bay has treated our family with the utmost respect. My children LOVE their school, LOVE their teachers, and LOVE the friends they've made. This school is action packed with activities all day long and they document it for you. I'm able to see when they eat, what they eat, when they went potty, and what activities they participated in. They even take
great quality photographs of your children almost every day that you can save, print, and add to their photo albums (at least that's what I do). This is a beautiful school, in a secluded area away from traffic and shopping centers. it's as close to perfect as a learning center can get. We love it there.
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La Petite has been great! Both my boys have been learning a lot. My oldest can recite his colors and numbers in both English and Spanish. My baby, I can see a change since he started two weeks ago. He is more communicative and his personality has changed for the better. His appetite has grown.
Everyone there is super friendly and caring. I feel safe dropping off my children here because I know they are safe and in good hands. Plus they do activities with the kids and there is a playground outside! Absolutely amazing place
Excellent staff and teachers
The staff is amazing. I always get greated when I walk through the front door. Everyone really takes an interest in me and my daughter. My daughters name is Amalia and she started not speaking a word. Now she is saying new words everyday, singing, and behaving like a sweet little girl with manners. I am so thankful and I’m happy to know that my daughter is loved and safe here.

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.

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

Our School-Age classroom is a perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, where children become thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement


Meet Our Staff

Roxana Besu, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood

Certifications: Child Development Associate

I have been working in the early childhood field for over 27 years. I was a Pre-K teacher for six years before I became a director. I not only take pride in my school, but in the family we are building here. Working with children is a passion of mine.

Meet Our Staff

Enid Purcell, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood

Children have such big and bright imaginations, so I have no choice but to feed off their positive energy. That's why I have been working with children for more than 16 years and can't imagine myself doing anything else. I take so much pride in my school and the amazing work we do here.

Meet Our Staff

Yamile Gonzalez, Team Lead

Education: Child Development Associate

I have been working with children for almost seven years, and it fascinates me to watch them learn and teach themselves new things, everyday. I really love watching a child progress and I feel honored to be a part of their growth. I see my self in this field for many more years to come.

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Local School Phone Number: 305.378.1226305.378.1226 License #: C11MD0173