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La Petite Academy of Pelham

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Open: M-F, 6:00 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

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Pelham-Alabaster, 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 20 years. I have been in the early education field for over 30 years and was awarded the District People Leadership Award in 2016, the Above and Beyond award in 2018 and Educational Excellence Award 2023.

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.

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.

Come in for a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Pelham-Alabaster, 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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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I love this school the teachers and staff are amazing and very concerned and caring of all of their childen they care for.
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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.
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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 .
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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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Meet Our Staff

Yasheta Sanderfer, Director

Education: Early Childhood Education, Social Work

Certifications: CDA, First Aid and Child Care Safety Management

I have been with the Learning Care Group for 20 years. I was awarded the people Leadership Award in 2016 and the Above and Beyond award in 2018. I was awarded the Educational Excellence Awarded for 2023. I have three wonderful sons all which have attended La Petite Academy. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.

Meet Our Staff

Shardonay Jenkins, Assistant Director

Education: Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CDA, CPR and First Aid, District Safety Captain

I have been with the Learning Care Group for nine 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. I look forward to welcoming you and our family to our center soon!

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