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Welcome to our nationally accredited La Petite Academy daycare and preschool in Riverside, CA! My name is Wendy and I am the Academy Director. I have over 20 years experience teaching and I have been here for 2 years now as the director. La Petite Academy offers programs for children 18 Months to before and after school program for children 6 to 12 years old.
Health and safety are essential to me, and at our school, they come first. Your child's well-being is always our top priority. In this challenging, uncertain time, we recognize the strain the current climate creates for families. 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.
Our current health and safety practices include:
- Protective Masks: Face coverings are required for any adult entering the building (all staff members wear them when working with children).
- Taking Temperatures: We're now screening all staff members and children upon arrival at school to check for raised temperatures or evident symptoms.
- Limited Classroom Access: To curb the spread of germs and control group size, we are having parents and family members remain in common areas of the center only.
We're also excited to announce that we will have WatchMeGrow technology! With WatchMeGrow, you’ll be able to view your child’s activities in the classroom on any smart device or computer. Deployed, traveling, or just plain busy parents will be able to see their child learn, play, and grow every day, all day.
Facing uncertain times, La Petite Academy will offer the Prep Lab to support distance learning. The Prep Lab offers a full-day option, to help keep learning on track for elementary school students.
Please call to schedule a virtual tour today. We would love to have you and your children part of the La Petite Family!
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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Education: 31 Units in Early Child Development, Infant/Toddler Units.
Certifications: CPR Certified
I have been working in the child development field for over 23 years. I have worked with all age groups from infants to kindergarten to school age. I have been in management for 15 years and it's a pleasure to lead these amazing teachers.
Education: 30 Early Child Development Units
Certifications: CPR Certified, Teacher Permit
I have worked in child development for over 20 years and I have experience in most classrooms. I am continuing my education to complete my B.S. in child development.
Education: 12 Early Child Development Units, Infant/Toddler Units
Certifications: CPR Certified
I have worked here at La Petite Academy for 16 years as a Pre-K teacher and bus driver and now as the Team Lead. I look forward to supporting the Director and Assistant Director here at La Petite Academy.