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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!
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:
Dance, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
Ask your director for details.
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: 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!
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.