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La Petite Academy of Niceville

850.897.3547850.897.3547 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Coronavirus Update

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please read this important update about our rigorous health and safety protocols to keep your children safe and healthy.

Also, check out our list of activities to keep the learning going while your kids are home.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our La Petite in Niceville, FL! My name is Sarah and I am the school director. I have worked in the field of early childhood education for the last 24 years with 10 of those years in an administration role. 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 program that is safe, secure and full of active learners. Our facility also offers state of art cameras in all classrooms and a passcode 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, Fortwalton, and Freeport. We are in the Merchants Walk shopping center behind Winn-Dixie. Please call us for directions as certain mapping services may take you to the wrong location.

Schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Niceville, FL today!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
The teachers and staff truly love those kids and it shows.
Every staff member in every classroom seems loving and dedicated to making the kids day the best day possible every day.
Linda, the infant class teacher, is wonderful! We feel very comfortable leaving our baby in her care.
We love La Petite! All the staff is wonderful. Our son loves going there. They have a great curriculum. I enjoy that there's something to celebrate everyday with the calendar they hand out. They do a great job of incorporating learning and play. It is also conveniently close to home. We have been to other daycares in the area and this is the best one.
I love everything about La Petite Academy. My daughter has really bloomed socially and educationally since she has started attending this school. The directors and teachers are fantastic!
After a horrible experience at anoth establishment, my child switches to this school. He is happier and seems to be thriving in his classroom. He absolutely loves his teacher and now uses his words.
The staff has been great at welcoming my son and communication to me.
The director Sarah is always available to speak too me and always has a smile and friendly hello- it’s nice to have a genuine person as a leader there. My child’s teacher Mandy and Alyssa are always friendly. I’m very happy they are apart of my child’s life!
Always positive. I think my child is thriving in the environment and it's providing a learning and growing environment through social scenarios and through play.

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.

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.

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.

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Meet Our Staff

Sarah Smith, Director

Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood

Certifications: Director Credential

I have a passion for children's early education and love being a part of every child's early 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.

Meet Our Staff

Kavina Starkis, Assistant Director

Certifications: Child Development Associate's Credential, Director Credential

I've always had a passion for working with children and love my role as assistant director at La Petite Academy. 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.

Meet Our Staff

Melinda Stivey, Team Lead

Certifications: CDA

I love my position as Two Year Old teacher and Team Lead at La Petite. I absolutely love teaching children and watching them grow and develop each and every day. The best part of my day is seeing the children's faces light up when they learn something new!

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Local School Phone Number: 850.897.3547850.897.3547 License #: C01OK0044