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Your School: La Petite Academy of Rio Rancho, NM

La Petite Academy of Rio Rancho

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 1 Years - 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

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 CDA and 15 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.

We remain committed to doing everything possible to support our community. That starts with a healthy, safe environment for your child when they're away from home. We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain our safe, healthy school environment.

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 bachelors degree.

COMING SOON: We’re excited to share that this fall, our school will offer WatchMeGrow live video streaming! WatchMeGrow gives you secure access to view your child’s classroom in real time while your child is in our care – either from a computer or via mobile app.

Plus, we are offering The Prep Lab. This program supports school-age students and their families as they face any challenges and changes in their local school district this upcoming school year, with flexible scheduling and even a full-day option. Our teachers have been trained to support local school district distance learning so children stay on course with their studies.

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.
I recommend la petite they are friendly, teachers are great. And very educational
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.
I love this location teachers and directors are awesome

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:

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

Proud to be Accredited!

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

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

DeAnn Lopez, Director

Education: Child Development Associates Degree

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 Associate's 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.

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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