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Your School: La Petite Academy of Portsmouth, VA

La Petite Academy of Portsmouth

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Open: M-F, 6:00 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. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy of Portsmouth! My name is Kyera and I am the Academy Director. I have more than seven years of experience in early childhood education. I began my journey as an Assistant Director in 2017 and I accepted the Director role in July of 2019.

We believe that every child deserves high quality care and the best education possible. That is why we offer a comprehensive curriculum for each age group, from Infants through School-Age. Each curriculum is designed to address the whole child and promote growth and learning in each area of development.

Our entire staff has first aid and CPR training as well mandated state training. The majority of our staff has completed their CDA certification and others are currently working on obtaining theirs. All staff members attend monthly training sessions on a variety of topics. Together, we have over 65 years of teaching experience!

We want the atmosphere here to be one of family and fun. With this in mind, we plan activities and events that allow parents to participate with their children and get to know other families in the process.

Safety and security is a top priority here. Because of this, we are equipped with a locked door and keypad system that requires an access code. We have over 20 cameras in the classrooms and on the playgrounds that allow us to view each area throughout the day. These cameras are also accessible to parents through our mobile app.

If you are looking for a safe, secure setting where your child will learn and grow, then I invite you to come and visit us here at La Petite Academy in Portsmouth, VA!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
Excellent school and staff! My daughter loves it here
Love the Brightwheel App and updates throughout the day. Teachers truly appreciate their interactions with my children.
Great staff, you can tell they care
Everything has been wonderful
I love my child’s main teacher, Ms. Charlie! She is awesome. I can go to work in good spirits knowing she is caring for my son.
My child has grown so much from this school. He has been going here since he was 5 months old and has been going for 2 years now. The faculty is so nice and welcoming. I am a first time parent and his teachers have answered many questions about how to deal with some parenting situations at home (ei. Switching to formula, sleep schedule, homemade educational activities to do with my son, how he interacts
with other kids). I also really enjoy the apps that they use; Brightwheel and Watch Me Grow allow me to know exactly what he's doing, if he's tried using the potty
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Our general experience has gone above and beyond all levels of my expectations, words cannot express how thankful I am to have found La Petite!!!
We have had three children a three different ages and have been nothing but extremely pleased with the care they have received! La Petite is great!
All the staff is very friendly and nurturing. They are attentive and always willing to talk with you. It is clean. They are the reason we chose this school
My experience with this school has been great so far. I am happy with all of my son's teachers and the staff. They seem genuinely nice and really seem to care for my child. I'm glad we selected this daycare. Also, the ability to watch him throughout the day is a great touch!

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Ask your director for details. 


Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Kyera Smith, Director

Education: Associates of Science in Child Psychology

Certifications: First Aid/CPR Certfied, Medication Administration

I have had experience in child care management since 2012, recently joining the La Petite family this year. I am so excited to be joining such a wonderful team of dedicated teachers. My life is so much better when children are around and I love being able to see their smiles everyday!

Meet Our Staff

Janet Riccio, Assistant Director

Education: Early Childhood Education Liberty University

Certifications: Child Development Associate

I am so grateful to have a career spanning 25 years in this dynamic and constantly expanding field. I have found a home at La Petite that believes so strongly in developing the whole child. In my off time, you will find me spending time with my family, reading and enjoying the outdoors.

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Local School Phone Number: 757.483.4325757.483.4325 License #: ERO 2009-049