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Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy in Orlando, FL! My name is Taquesta Verpaele and I am the Academy Director. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development and a Director's Credential.
Our school, which includes Infant Care, Preschool, and School-Age programs, is nationally accredited by National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Our School-Age program feature Prep Lab designed to support e-learning. The child care standards that we follow are higher than those required by the State of Florida.
We are proud to have many long-term teachers here in Orlando, all of whom hold a CDA or higher. They participate in various training opportunities throughout the year.
We have a monthly newsletter that announces events taking place at the school for current and future families to attend. By keeping our parents involved, we develop strong relationships that help us better meet our children's needs. We also have WatchMeGrow soon which offers live-streaming camera access. Due to COVID we're requiring masks, implementing temperature checks and more.
We invite you to tour our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Orlando, FL. We look forward to meeting you!
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.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development
Certifications: Director Credential, National CDA, DCF 45 Hous, CPR and First Aid
My mission as the center director is to ensure a safe, educational, and fun program for all students to enjoy.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Science Education
Certifications: Director Credential, Staff Credential, DCF 45 Hours, CPR and First Aid.
I have always had a passion for early childhood education. Therefore, it is my mission to provide a high-quality, developmentally-appropriate child care center with a focus on each individual child's needs.
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Director Credential, CDA, DCF 45 Hours, CPR & First Aid
I love working with children because they are curious, humble, and they love to learn. Being a part of their development gives my life fulfillment. I wake up every morning excited to be a part of something as significant as molding a child's mind.