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Your School: La Petite Academy of Portsmouth, VA

La Petite Academy of Portsmouth

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy of Portsmouth. My name is Kacie and I am the Center Director. Here at our school, we offer a comprehensive curriculum for ages Infants through School-Age. Our curriculum is designed to address the whole child and promote growth and learning in every area of development. All of our staff are First Aid and CPR certified, and together we have over 75 years of teaching experience!

We have grown accustom to the new normal that has been brought forward by the impact of COVID-19. We are focused on the health and safety of not only the children we teach, but their families, and our staff. Our health and safety procedures begin at the front door. We conduct daily health screenings and temperature checks upon entry. We also require the use of face masks by all staff and adults entering our building. We have also increased our already in-depth cleaning and sanitizing procedures to safeguard our children, families and staff. We are confident in our health and safety practices and know that we do our best to keep our children, their families and our staff safe and healthy!

We know that safety is always a top priority for our families, and this why we use WatchMeGrow live-streaming service to keep you connected with your child throughout the day. These cameras allow us to view all areas of the building, as well as give you access to your child’s classroom throughout the day. By using the WatchMeGrow mobile app or their website, you can have peace of mind that your child’s education is being fostered in a fun, nurturing, and safe environment.

As we continue to evolve to the ever changing new world of education, we are supporting our local school districts with our Prep Lab program. We allow the use of electronic devices from home and offer guidance to students working on online assignments and class meetings.

Please give us a call today to set up your tour (757) 483-4325

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
The school is friendly, well organized, and the communication through the app and video stream is great. They have done a great job in the COVID world of trying to keep the kids safe.
Everyone is very welcoming and you can tell that they love the children and enjoy being there.
I absolutely love the school and the care my daughter gets.
We are very happy with school, administrators and the care the show toward our child
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 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.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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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