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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Ocoee, FL! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ms. Ericka Edwards. I bring to you over twelve years of Early Childhood Education experience. Most recently I was the Director of Education at a private pre-school in Lake Nona. I’ve made this transition to be closer to home. I am excitedly looking forward to getting to know you and your child. I hold a Child Development Associate credential and my Directors Credential along with over 12 years experience working in a classroom and in management.
Our school, established in 1981, is nationally accredited through NECPA and has been recognized as a Florida Gold Seal Quality Care program provider.
All of our programs include meals (breakfast, lunch, and P.M. snack). For Infants, Toddler and Twos programs, Cuties diapers and wipes are included in tuition. Our diapers and wipes are hypoallergenic, dye and chlorine free. We also accept VPK vouchers as well as School Readiness contracts.
Our families come from different areas, including Windermere, Ocoee, Orlando and Winter Garden. We create a welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy. Our teachers have 100 years of combined experience! They are CPR and First Aid certified and receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.
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.
We are located on Winshire Boulevard in the Windermere Groves neighborhood off of Maguire Rd., Key Isle and the Cross Creek neighborhood directly across Maguire Rd. Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Ocoee, FL today!
With SproutAbout, you won’t miss a thing when your child is at school with us. Take a peek at the engaging experience provided by our new app.
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.
SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.Learn More
Get ready for learning to leap off the screen with Alive interactive educational technology. This teacher-led literacy software utilizes augmented reality to boost reading proficiency and knowledge retention, as children practice letter recognition, sounds, and word and sentence building. Children hear, see, touch, build, and speak in a new dimension of learning.
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: CDA and Director's Credential
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, VPK Endorsement
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ms. Ericka Edwards. Most recently I was the Director of Education at a private pre-school in Lake Nona. I’ve made this transition to be closer to home. I am excitedly looking forward to getting to know you and your child. I have over 12 years experience as a teacher and a manager of childcare programs.
Education: Associate's Degree
Certifications: First Aid/CPR
My name is Sam Soto. I recently relocated here from New York. I have over eight years of supervisory experience. I have studied Early Childhood Education, and Liberal arts. I love working with children and seeing their personalities flourish. I look forward to getting to know all of you.