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La Petite Academy of Orlando

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, for elementary school students, The Prep Lab offers distance learning support, STEM projects, and more, on a flexible schedule—including a full-day option.

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. 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.

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love the school. The teachers are amazing and the director makes is absolutely wonderful.
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.
I have had a great experience with this school. I have seen my child mature and develop quickly in such a short time.
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.
This school is so welcoming and feels homely! I am very grateful!
So far so good. Everyone is very enviting and caring. I’m a happy parent with La Petite at this time
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.
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.

Our Programs

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.

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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 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.

Meet Our Staff

Jamon Marsh-Coleman, Assistant Director

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.

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.

Visit Us Today

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