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La Petite Academy of Papillion

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our nationally-accredited La Petite Academy in Papillion, NE! My name is Tracy and I am the center director. I have a psychology background and more than 27 years of experience in early child development.

I firmly believe the most important thing is that every single parent and every single child feels safe within our school. We have a fierce dedication in our school not only to education, but also to the safety and well-being of each person in our building - including children, parents, and staff alike.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

Please give us call if you are looking for a safe, education-driven child care in Papillion, NE. We cannot wait to meet your family!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
We have had nothing but positive experiences at this academy. You can tell that the staff truely cares about every child. Ms. Amanda and Mr. Mike are amazing teachers that routinely go the extra mile to help any child with an issue.
Ms. Deanna, Ms.SoHee, Ms. Brittany, and Mr. Mike have been such wonderful teachers. My child has loved coming to school for years to see them.
Really positive. My son loves it here!
Mr. Mike is a delight, our child loves his class, his attention to detail is off the charts.
Our experiences have been great along the teachers. They love on our children and give us feedback. I enjoys using the Brightwheel app for communication and seeing their day so I can ask them questions after pick up.
Great school. I trust the teachers and I feel like they’re really care about my child.
Great environment! Everyone is very friendly the kids enjoy their time there!
love the facility - everyone seems to work as a team in loving and caring for our children inside and out.
There Academy is great I love it and would never take my kids out. Thank you guys for loving my kids as if they were your own.
Very pleased with school. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and my son loves going there each day.

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:

Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Proud to be Accredited!

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

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.

In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement

Meet Our Staff

Tracy Goodell, Director

Education: University of Missouri-St. Louis - Psychology

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

For the past 25 years I have been blessed to work in a field that offers me the opportunity to make a difference in the the lives of children and their families. I am also lucky enough to work with many talented early childhood professionals that create educational and meaningful experiences in our school every day.

Meet Our Staff

Erica Holz, Assistant Director

Education: Dana College - B.A. in Psychology, minor in Sociology

Certifications: CPR and First Aid

I have been in early childhood for 20 years! At La Petite I have progressed from an assistant teacher all the way to my current position as program assistant director. In 2014 our team earned NECPA accreditation! I enjoy assisting our staff on a daily basis and watching the children grow and experience new things every day.

Meet Our Staff

Michael Devlin, Team Lead

Education: University of Nebraska-Omaha - B.A. in Elementary Education

Certifications: CDA credential, CPR & First Aid

After receiving my degree, I spent a few years substitute teaching in the Papillion-La Vista and Bellevue school districts. As a lead teacher at La Petite, I was promoted to the team lead management position in 2012. I was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2013 and again in 2021. As a part of my continuing dedication to early childhood education, I earned my CDA early childhood endorsement in 2014.

Meet Our Staff

Liz Rose, Team Lead

Education: Metro CC - A.D. in Early Childhood

Certifications: CDA credential, CPR & First Aid

I have worked as an assistant teacher and a lead teacher with a variety of age groups. I earned my CDA credential in 2015. I have also achieved my associate's degree in early childhood education.

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.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 402.938.5003402.938.5003 License #: CCC9000