Your School La Petite Academy on Pembrook Drive

La Petite Academy on Pembrook Drive

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

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. 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.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

We invite you to tour our La Petite Academy today!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I love the safety measures taken during this time! They’re so welcoming , clean and always trying to ensure safety.
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I absolutely love the school. The teachers are amazing and the director makes is absolutely wonderful.
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I love this school for my children. My son In VPK has blossomed so much and he adores his teacher Ms. Michi! The director is fantastic too. Nicole is attentive and so kind. Any issues are immediately addressed.
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I have had a great experience with this school. I have seen my child mature and develop quickly in such a short time.
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This school has been a lifesaver with my grandson and the teachers are very loving and nurturing. Thanks to this school my grandson will start kindergarten on time in the fall.
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This school is so welcoming and feels homely! I am very grateful!
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So far so good. Everyone is very enviting and caring. I’m a happy parent with La Petite at this time
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Everyone is very friendly and the teachers are very attentive. My child is learning social skills which is why I wanted her to go in daycare because she is the only child and needs to be around other children.
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Love this school! The teachers and staff are so warm and nurturing toward their students and I couldn't be happier with the overall care and education that my grandson has received since we enrolled him. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants quality care and a safe, loving environment for their children.
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

Learn About Electives

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

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.

Meet Our Staff

Nicole NeSmith, Director

Certifications: 45 Hours, Child Development Associate, Florida Director Credential, First Aid and CPR

I have 19 years of experience within the company! 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.

Meet Our Staff

Ann Simmons, Team Lead

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.

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Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 407.299.2528407.299.2528 License #: C09OR0153