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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Rio Rancho, NM. We are located off of Highway 528 and Sara Road near Intel. My name is Tiffany and I'm the Academy Director of this school for Infant Care, Preschool and other age-appropriate options. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology and my Child Development Associate Certification, as well as more than 15 years in the field.
Our academy was established in 1994 and our teachers take great pride presenting Rio Rancho with the highest caliber of child care and early education. About a third of our staff has been with us for more than three years and they stay current with monthly training sessions and ongoing training offered by the state.
Our purpose is to empower children to acquire the skills they will need to become creative problem solvers, life-long learners, and responsible members of the community.
Our school is equipped with a security entry system to protect the children in our care. The system ensures that only people with access will be allowed to enter the school. We are proud to say that our center is nationally accredited and that we have achieved a five-star rating in New Mexico's Look for the STARS program.
Our school also features the WatchMeGrow program which gives families the convenience of being able to view their children’s activities in our classrooms in real time on their computer, phone or tablet, with secured access for additional peace of mind.
The safety and health of our students is our number one priority. In the past few months we have have both added and enhanced polices to ensure this continues to be a focus. All of our parents/visitors are required to wear masks. We also perform temperature checks as well as overall health checks on all of our students as they come in each day. Handwashing and daily cleaning remains a priority as well.
We also offer The Prep Lab Workbooks which will address the lost class time that children have experienced across the country. These target critical literacy and math skills, allowing children the opportunity to practice these skills so that they will be better prepared to enter the next grade level in the fall.
If you are looking for an education-driven child care in Rio Rancho, NM, then call and schedule a tour with La Petite Academy today!
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Child Development Associate
I have been in the early childhood field for over 15 years. I love being a part of young children's lives, each day. It is extremely rewarding to come to work and see how excited the children are to learn. I take pride in knowing that I have made a difference in their lives.
Education: High school Diploma
Certifications: 45hr, First Aid, CDA
I've been with La Petite Academy for almost six year and started off as a pre-k teacher. My passion is working with children and meeting each of their needs. I enjoy working with ALL age groups. I love being apart of children growing and learning how to become more independent. The families I work with at La Petite have become like a second family to me!
Education: Associate's Degree in Children, Youth, and Families; Associate's in Applied Science; 45 Hour Course in ECE
I have been working with children for the last 12 years. I have been with La Petite Academy for the past eight years. The best part of working with children is watching them grow with us.