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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Pensacola, FL! My name is Philisa and I am the center director. I have a CDA, my 40 Hours Director Certificate and also a Technical College Credential. I have been working in early childhood education for 28 years. Drawing from my background, I can confidently say that our Infant Care, Preschool and other early educational programs are second to none!
Here at La Petite, we treat everyone involved like they are an extension of our own families. We have a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to talk. We plan a lot of events for everyone to participate in to ensure our families meet each other and develop strong relationships.
We have long-term staff members who are dedicated to our children and families. More than half of our teachers have more than five years of teaching experience. All of our teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training provided by the state.
We are happy to show you our facility and answer all questions you have. Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Pensacola, FL today!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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.
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Education: Early Childhood Program Administration, Child Development Associate, Technical College Credential
Certifications: 45 Hour Director Certificate
I have a passion for early childhood education and love being a part of a child's growth and development. In my role, I take pride in our school and the strong sense of community we have throughout. I enjoy partnering with parents and teachers to ensure lifelong learning.
Education: Associate's Degree in Elementary Education
Certifications: CDA, Director's Credential
I've always had a passion for working with children and love my role as assistant director at La Petite Academy. I enjoy building strong relationships with our families and supporting our teachers to help them reach their highest potentials.
Certifications: Director's Credential, CPR/First Aid, Fire Safety, CDA
I have worked in early childhood education for over 20 years and absolutely love my role as team lead. I enjoy seeing how the children at our school learn and develop every day and love seeing the big smiles on their faces after learning something new.