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La Petite Academy of Pelham

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 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. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Pelham, AL! This facility opened in 1988 with the goal of providing the best early education for families in the Shelby County area. We are an Alabama Quality rated school. We service all surrounding areas including Helena, Alabaster and Calera!

My name is Yasheta Sanderfer, I am the academy director, and I have been with the company for 18 years. I have been in the early education field for over 25 years and was awarded the District People Leadership Award in 2016 and the Above and Beyond award in 2018.

Our facility is a leader in early education, providing programs for infants and preschoolers through school-age children. Our teachers are highly trained and personally get to know and understand each child, to recognize their strengths, skill levels, and areas for improvements.

Staying safe and healthy at school is our top priority. Our enhanced health and safety practices include: screening staff and children upon arrival for temperature, symptoms, limiting parents, visitors and vendors to common areas only. More frequent hand washing and cleaning of surfaces and items in classrooms.

Stay connected from drop-off to pickup through our WatchMeGrow live-streaming camera access for our families and the brightwheel mobile app where our teachers send updates on your child's day, both right on your smart device.

We would like to introduce to you our Prep Lab, this program is for elementary school students, bridges potential learning gaps between school years. Our teachers have been trained to support local school district distance learning, as well as to integrate key math and literacy skills. We're here to keep children on course with their studies.

Come in for a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Pelham, AL today!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Nothing but wonderful experience for my children , staff is friendly and always looking to provide my children safety and educational needs.
The teachers and directors have loved on my child since we arrived. They have shown great patience with him. It is a very warm and inviting location.
My overall experience has been excellent! Great staff and they show care and patience with the kids and I absolutely love Ms.Kirby and Ms. Karla and also Ms. Shedda and Ms. Valerie!!!! They are all awesome!
The teachers and administrators are fantastic! They truly care about our son and his education, well-being, and general enjoyment of his time there. I never worry about him being their. They have exceeding my expectations far and above what I thought possible!
We Love La Petite! The staff is awesome. My daughter is excited when I drop her off and I feel safe with her there; Brightwheel is very assuring as well.
I love this school the teachers and staff are amazing and very concerned and caring of all of their childen they care for.
We have been very happy with our choice of schools. Our little girl is loved and cared for. We are looking forward to having her more involved in the learning curriculum and see how she flourishes. The staff is always friendly and makes us feel at home.
I love this school my kids have learned so much since they have been going here , i love all the teacher . Everytime you walk in they always speak to you .

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

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Yasheta Sanderfer,

Education: Early childhood Education, Social Work

Certifications: CDA,First Aid, First Aid and Childcare Safety Management

I have been with the Learning Care Group for 16 years. I been awarded the people Leadership Award in 2016 and the Above and Beyond award in 2018. I have three wonderful sons all that which have attend Lapetite Academy. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

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Valarie Reese,

Education: Degree Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CDA, CPR and First Aid

I have been working for LCG for 3 years and loving it, but i have worked in the field for over 15 plus years. I have a wonderful husband who i have been married to for 2 years. I am the mother of 2 children and i have 4 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Shardonay Jenkins,

Education: High School Diploma

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Safety Captain Childcare Safety Management

I have been with the Learning Care Group for four years. I was named 2019 Teacher of the Year for the District of Alabama. In my spare time I enjoy playing professional women's football, hiking, power lifting and traveling.

Meet Our Staff


Education: Bachelor's of Science

Certifications: CPR, Star Coordinator

Hi I am Janay Weems, I was born and raised in Ashford, Al. I moved to Birmingham August 2010 to pursue my Bachelor's Degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. As a child I have always wanted to help shape and grow the lives of young children. I started working for La Petite Academy in October of 2015. This role has taught me many life lessons and rewards me daily because I know that I have helped impact a child's life.

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Local School Phone Number: 205.663.4011205.663.4011 License #: L59000001 , L59000027- Probation