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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.
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.
Come in for a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in Pelham, AL today!
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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
Education: Early Childhood Education, Social Work
Certifications: CDA, First Aid and Child Care Safety Management
I have been with the Learning Care Group for 16 years. I was awarded the people Leadership Award in 2016 and the Above and Beyond award in 2018. I have three wonderful sons all that which have attended La Petite Academy. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Education: Degree in 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 two years. I am the mother of two children and I have four grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
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.
Education: Bachelor's of Science Degree
Certifications: CPR, Star Coordinator
Hi I am Janay Weems, I was born and raised in Ashford, AL. I moved to Birmingham in August of 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.