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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Orlando, FL! My name is Nicole and I am the academy director. I hold both a CDA and a Florida Director Credential and have more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education.
We are located at the corner of Forest City Road and Pembrook Drive in Orlando, just before the State Road 414/Maitland Boulevard underpass. We proudly serve the families of the Orlando/Altamonte Springs/Maitland/Apopka areas and service Riverside Elementary School.
Our daycare provides an enriched, stimulating environment in our Infant/Toddler Care, Preschool, VPK and School-Age. Our School-Age program will utilize Prep Lab to support e-learning and focus on math and literacy. At La Petite Academy, we supply children with both the freedom and the instruction to thrive.
We are accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation and have a Gold Seal certification. Staff members have been with our program for 10 to 15 years and combined, we have more than 100 years of experience! Many of our Early Educators hold a CDA or higher. All staff are First Aid and CPR certified and several are bilingual.
In this challenging, uncertain time, we recognize the strain the current climate creates for families.
We remain committed to doing everything possible to support our community. That starts with a healthy, safe environment for your child when they're away from home.
We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment with temperature checks, curbside drop off and more. We're also launching WatchMeGrow, a live-streaming camera app, so you can stay connected during the day.
We invite you to tour our La Petite Academy today.
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
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.
Certifications: 45 Hours, Child Development Associate, Florida Director Credential, First Aid and CPR
I have 19 years of experience within the company as I have always had a passion for children’s education and love being a part of a child’s growth and development at every age level.
Education: Associate's Degrees in Communication in Arts
Certifications: 45-Hours, Staff Credential, VPK Certified, First Aid and CPR
I have 15 years of experience in child care and I've worked for this company for eight years. I've always loved being around children and I take pride in my role as a leader.
Certifications: 45 Hours, CPR and First Aid
I've worked in child care since 1984 and I've been with the company since 1986. I love being a part of the growth of the children. They even come back to visit me when they get older, and bring their children here. I'm a big sports lover, especially football.