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Welcome to La Petite Academy, an educational daycare in Olive Branch, MS! My name is DaShanetha and I am the academy director. I have over 10 years of experience working with children ages six weeks to 12 years of age. I majored in early childhood education and I have my associates degree in science. I am currently working towards obtaining my bachelor's degree in professional studies with a concentration on leadership.
Here at La Petite, health, safety ,and education is at the top of our priority list. We are doing everything we can to provide a healthy, safe,and clean environment. We welcome our parents with wellness at our front door by taking temperatures and washing hands upon arrival. We are also limiting classroom access and following the guidance from the CDC as well as state and local authorities to enhance our already robust health and safety procedures.
We offer a specialized curricula for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, as well as in our Preschool and
Pre-Kindergarten programs. We’re excited to also introduce The Prep Lab – a School-Age program designed to support continued learning between the end of on-site public school classes and the start of next school year on-site learning. With The Prep Lab, we’re helping to ensure these students are grade -level ready by bridging potential learning gaps between school years.
We will also be introducing the WatchMeGrow live streaming video service! We will be making this feature available to our customers at no additional charge as part of our broad company-wide effort to better connect with the families we serve. Not all schools are connected at this time, but this service is coming. All safety and security procedures are strictly enforced by our staff to keep our children safe.
We educate children from not only Olive Branch, but Memphis and Horn Lake as well!
We are open from 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Call us today to schedule a tour of our beautiful La Petite Academy in Olive Branch, MS. !
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.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: Associates Degree in Science ; Professional Studies with Concentration on Leadership (Degree in Progress)
Certifications: TECTA Administrators Certification/CPR and First Aid
I've always had a passion for working with children. As the center director, I love getting to know the children, their families and watching them learn as they grow. In my role, I take pride in ensuring a lifelong learning experience for our scholars. We have a great team here at La Petite Olive Branch and I look forward to seeing you here!
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education: Certified Behavior Therapist
Certifications: CDA Certified/TECTA Certificaton/CPR and First Aid Certified, Directors Certification for the State of Miss.
I have been in the Early Childcare field for 19+ years. As the assistant director, I work closely with the teachers in the classroom, working on a curriculum that educates with STEM approach. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are part of everything we do in the classroom. Being able to challenge the young minds daily with the curriculum is such a joy. I love it here at La Petite Academy, Olive Branch, and look forward to building the young minds we see daily.
Education: Associate in Liberal Arts; RN, and BSN
Certifications: First Aid and CPR Certified, Currently working on CDA Certification
I really enjoy working with children. My history with childcare is 17 years. I have been at La Petite Academy for 13 of those years, where I have dedicated my life to serving the families in my care. I love spending time with the children watching them grow.