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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 am working towards obtaining my bachelor's degree in professional studies with a concentration on leadership.
Here at La Petite, we offer specialized curricula for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, as well as in our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs. The longevity of my staff demonstrates the passion and dedication we have to children and their families. Most of our staff has more than five years of experience in early childhood education and together, they have more than 50 years of experience!
To keep your child safe, all safety and security procedures are strictly enforced by our staff. Safety measures include secured entrance codes, enrollee check-in/out kiosk, face-to-name security checks and requiring visitors to show photo ID.
We educate children from not only Olive Branch, but Memphis, Southaven, 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 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
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.
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.