Your School La Petite Academy on Southern Blvd.

La Petite Academy on Southern Blvd.

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 1 Years - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare and preschool in Rio Rancho, NM. My name is DeAnn and I am the director. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education and 19 years of experience with La Petite Academy. Our school was established in 1982 and provides Rio Rancho with first rate care and education through our Preschool and other age-specific programs. We are currently a five-star, nationally accredited center through NAEYC.

Our staff is caring and dedicated to our children and families. Together, we have more than 100 years of experience and 1,600 hours of training! Our staff receives training on a regular basis to maintain licensing regulations, and all of our lead teachers have either their CDA, associate's degree or bachelor's degree.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

Come in and schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Rio Rancho, NM. We are located on Southern just west of Golf Course. We look forward to meeting your family!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Staff have been very friendly and have provided a very safe and enjoyable educatuonal experience my child.
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I recommend la petite they are friendly, teachers are great. And very educational
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The staff at La Petite are caring and always make my kids feel welcome. I enjoy taking them there, I know they are in good hands.
I have noticed myself that my daughter has learned a lot with this school. I am amazed by how she is learning quick and remembers a lot of what she learns each and everyday! I am proud that I enrolled her with this school. Her words are clear and very understanding on what she is telling you! Thank you again.
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I love this location teachers and directors are awesome
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

Learn More

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Meet Our Staff

DeAnn Lopez, Director

Education: Child Development Associates Degree, Associates degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Certifications: 45 Hour Entry Level Certificate in Early Childhood and CPR/First Aid Certification

I enjoy being a part of children's development at every age. I am passionate about working in partnership with the community, teachers and parents in educating our children. I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in early childhood.

Meet Our Staff

Rose Marie Sierra, Assistant Director

Education: Child Development Associate Degree

Certifications: 45 Hour Entry Level Certificate in Early Childhood and CPR/First Aid Certification

I have over 20 years of experience in early childhood development. I have worked with the company for over eight years as a teacher, lead teacher and have worked my way up to being a part of management. As your assistant director, I promise to positively impact every child at our school.

Meet Our Staff

Chelsea Gonzales, Team Lead

Education: Child Development Associates Degree

Certifications: 45 Hour Entry Level in Child Development and CPR/First Aid Certified

I enjoy being a lead teacher in the Preschool class and watching little minds grow. I also love supporting my management team with any additional tasks. I enjoy multitasking and ensuring parents that their children are in a safe and loving environment.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 505.892.4644505.892.4644 License #: 11820