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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Fleming Island, FL! My name is Samantha Hooper and I am the academy director. I have more than 15 years of experience in early childhood education.
Established in 1991, our academy offers children a nurturing and supportive environment in our Infant Care, Preschool and other early education programs. We are accredited with the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.
Our teachers have more than 150 years of combined early childhood experience. Individualized lesson plans enable our teachers to accommodate the needs of our children, and stimulating activities keep learning fun. Staff members stay current with monthly training sessions and all teachers and management staff are certified in CPR and first aid.
We proudly serve the communities of Orange Park, Fleming Island, Pace Island, Eagle Harbor, Doctors Inlet, and Green Cove Springs!
Because of our dedicated and professional staff members, we are confident La Petite Academy offers the best education-driven daycare in Fleming Island, FL. Call today to schedule a tour!
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, Literacy
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: Child Development Associate's Degree
Certifications: CPR and First Aid and Director's Credential
I love being a part of a child's growth and development. In my role as director, I have the pleasure of seeing families grow up with us. I take pride in building a strong bond with my teachers and my families. I would love to partner with your family to help ensure a love of life long learning.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Certifications: CPR and First Aid
I taught in the elementary setting for many years and decided to change my focus to early childhood education. I take pride in watching my teachers' interactions and loving guidance. I would love for your children to learn and grow with us!
Certifications: CDA, First Aid and CPR
I am excited to be the Team Lead/ VPK Teacher/ Bus Driver and so much more! I have been with a Petite for several years and can often be found doing fun projects all over the school. I am also the mom of two gorgeous little girls.