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Welcome to our La Petite Academy in Niceville, FL! My name is Kavina and I am the school director. I worked as a teacher here in our program before becoming a team lead, program assistant director, and now center director. I I am confident we offer the best Infant Care, Preschool, and School-Age programs in the area.
The children at our center are attending a NECPA-accredited and Gold Seal program that is safe, secure, and full of active learners. Our facility also offers state-of-the-art cameras in all classrooms and a pass-code secured entrance, which is only accessible by staff and enrolled families.
Communication is important to us and we work hard to ensure that our families are comfortable and have opportunities to meet with one another as well as with their child's caregivers. Our highly-educated staff receives monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.
We serve the areas of Niceville, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton, and Freeport. We are in the Merchants Walk shopping center behind Bank of America and near the Winn Dixie shopping center.
We are taking extra precautions to make sure the children at our school are attending a safe, healthy, and clean program. We have implemented temperature checks at the front door and limiting parent access. We are conducting wellness checks throughout the day and our staff members are wearing masks each day. We have also increased our hand-washing and sanitation procedures throughout the building.
Although we have limited parent access, parents can rest assured that their children are safe, secure, as we are soon to launch our WatchMeGrow online streaming video. We offer Prep Lab for our elementary school students with grade level workbooks to bridge the gap of learning.
Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Niceville, 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: Bachelor's Degree
Certifications: Director Credential
I have a passion for early education and love being a part of every child's learning experience. In my role as director, I take pride in building a strong sense of community within our school, partnering with families and teachers to ensure lifelong learning.
I love my position as Twos teacher and Team Lead at La Petite. Teaching children and watching them grow and develop every day is my passion. The best part of my day is seeing the children learn and smile.
I've always had a passion for working with children and love my role as Team Lead. I support our teachers to help them reach their fullest potentials while providing them with the resources they need to provide the best learning environment for every child.