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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!
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 learning.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Florida Director's Credential
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!
Education: CDA and Florida Directors Credential
Certifications: CDA, First Aid and CPR
I am excited to be the Assistant Director here at La Petite which has been my home for several years! I can often be found doing fun projects all over the school. I am also the mom of two gorgeous little girls.
Education: Child Development Associate
Certifications: CPR and First Aid
My name is Nicole and I am the second team lead here at La Petite as well as a lead VPK teacher. I have been with La Petite for over 10 years and it is my second family. I also have two little girls and a son who love to attend the school, as well.