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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Old Hickory, TN! We are proud to serve the Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hermitage, and surrounding Nashville areas. My name is Valorie and I am the director. I have over 20 years of experience in early childhood education and have worked with La Petite for a total of more than 20 years.
Our school has an outstanding staff in each of our infant care, preschool and other early education programs! They have more than 165 years of combined experience in early childhood education. All of our teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.
I run this learning center like everyone involved is an extension of my own family - the children, parents, and teachers. I create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open door policy for anyone who wishes to talk. We plan a lot of events for everyone to participate in and I work hard to ensure that families here in Old Hickory meet each other and develop strong relationships as well.
Health and hygiene have always been a part of our daily practice. Our school has heightened health and safety protocols. We conduct health checks upon arrival, including temperature checks of everyone entering the building. Wellness checks continue throughout the day. We require anyone entering our school to wear face coverings. There is currently, also limited classroom access, at this time. We follow hygiene, cleaning, and sanitation procedures that are consistent with the state guidelines.
We are exited to offer flexible scheduling for our parents of those in grade school to accommodate these new flexible school plans, as well as the new working parent needs.
Another exciting announcement is a new app, WatchMeGrow, coming soon. This will provide live streaming of our classrooms for parents on our secure server.
We invite you to schedule a tour at our fantastic La Petite Academy educational child care in Old Hickory, TN today!
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.
Our first priority is creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.Learn More
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
Education: Middle Tennessee State University: Criminal Justice, Double Minor in Psychology and Sociology
Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Administrative TECTA, and Center-Based TECTA
I have always had a passion for working with children. I am dedicated to the successful development of each child in my center. I love spending time with my family and friends.
Education: Brannell College: Early Childhood Education
Certifications: First Aid/CPR, TECTA
I just love working with children. It is amazing to watch them grow into independent little people. I couldn't imagine doing any other job. I enjoy spending my free time working in my yard and being with my family.
Certifications: First Aid/CPR
Having the opportunity to watch the children learn and grow is one of the best parts of my job. I love spending time with my family.