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La Petite Academy of Miami

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 12 Months - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

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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 12 years and have more than 28 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 NECPA 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 movie making, robots for coding, a new gaming system and a secure WiFi network for homework and implementation of Prep Lab which supports distance learning.

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.

We have continued to service the community during these uncertain times. We have kept the children safe and healthy by following all CDC guidelines, regularly disinfecting all items children use, washing hands before and after every activity and as often as possible, doing health checks everyday to all children and staff.

We are excited to introduce "WatchMeGrow" live streaming, soon you will be able to see your child doing activities in his/her classroom, creating relationships with other students and adults. You will feel like you have been a part of your child's day everyday.

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

5 out of 5 stars
The staff is wonderful with my child.
The staff is warm and engaging. I truly feel I am dropping my daughter off to family.
My son has been at this school since he was born and I love the teachers, the curriculum, the officd staff and how well they all interact with him and me when we go. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
It has been great so far. All the teachers I've interacted with are kind and thoughtful. My daughter is thriving and learning a wide range of skills.
The teachers are awesome they’re super friendly and the front desk personal too everyone is super nice and the other thing that I like from this school is they have so many activities and a love it
La Petite has been a great school for my daughters to learn and grow. They wake up each morning excited knowing they are going to school. It's a very humble feeling knowing they enjoy being at school. Also, receiving pictures of them throughout the day lets me know how their day is going and I absolutely love that because it gives me peace of mind.
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.

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, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

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


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

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.

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.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 305.378.1226305.378.1226 License #: C11MD0173