Your School La Petite Academy on Mark Twain Blvd

La Petite Academy on Mark Twain Blvd

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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

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. 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’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 educational daycare in Orlando, FL. We look forward to meeting you!

Here's what people have to say

4.86 out of 5 stars
Absolutely wonderful! I feel very comfortable leaving my baby I’m the care of the teachers
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Good experience so far. Staff is amazing and the teacher are very knowledgeable and caring
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I could not be happier with this school. The director, Tequesta, is always professional and caring. My child’s teachers are always very loving!
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We have enjoyed the teachers and directors. They are very kind and concerned about our sons development and safety. They have always spoken with me honestly and openly about issues or concerns of mine, my husbands or the teachers/directors. They communicate well on mobile app and answer messages accordingly and timely.
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Great experience great staff, teachers and management team is amazing! Taquesta Verpaele is professional, caring and trustworthy! Carol Martinez has made an amazing assistant director also
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As a teacher, I know what to look for (cleanliness, creditials, safety procedures, curriculum application) and have been very satisfied with the entire experience. My son is excited to see his teacher every morning and I feel comfortable with knowing that he is being well provided for.
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I think overall the staff is what makes this place so special. The entire staff in the infant area is amazing the director and assistant director is Alafaya so happy and welcoming. I haven’t once thought I made a mistake coming to this location. But many time have spoken to my wife friends and family and state how fortunate I feel having my son here with these awesome people.
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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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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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

Taquesta Verpaele, Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Carol Arnold, Assistant Director

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.

Meet Our Staff

Mildred Carrillo, Team Lead

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.

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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: 407.273.8522407.273.8522 License #: C09OR0310