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La Petite Academy of Rockledge

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 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. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Rockledge! My name is Lauren and I am the academy director. I hold a bachelor's in early childhood education administration, a VPK-endorsed director's credential, and have 18 years of experience in early childhood education as both a teacher and manager.

I'm confident we offer the best Infant and Preschool care in the area because of our dedicated staff. Our families here in Rockledge and Viera choose us for our teachers. They participate in training throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education.

We treat the children and parents as members of our extended family. We pride ourselves on communication by always being available for feedback, conducting parent/teacher conferences twice a year, and holding quarterly events. We support our breastfeeding families by providing a private lactation area with resources available.

Our teachers are truly connected to each and every child, and they build long-lasting relationships with our families. We also have a strong management team in place that is committed to providing the quality care that your family expects and deserves.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

Call us today or stop in for a tour to see what our La Petite Academy in Rockledge, FL can offer your family!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I love the school and all of the staff.
This daycare has always been so transparent, kind, and caring towards me and my child. They are extremely communicative and truly care about my child’a well being.
I absolutely love this school and am so grateful to them for taking care of our son.
I’m always amazed that all the teachers, not just my child’s room teachers, know my daughter by name and always warmly greet us when coming and going. My daughter has made strong bonds with the teachers here and I am amazed at all the new things she learns to do and say in their care.
We have had a great experience and my child is learning at a great speed and very smart.
Fantastic team supported by energetic and enthusiastic director. Always feel comfortable dropping off my children to a place I know they are safe and cared for.
Both administrators Mrs. Lauren and Mrs. Dana are great! We are always greeted with a smile and a warm and kind good morning. My daughter absolutely loves her teacher Mrs.Jaimie. She talks about her all weekend and wants to tell her about things we do over the weekend. For me that is very important!
Love this school, I recommend to everyone.
Director, staff and teachers are very welcoming and helpful. My child talks about her teachers all the time and has definitely advanced in learning skills and social skills. This daycare is very safe and offers a great app to keep you up to date about your child. Definitely recommend this school to others.
My children have thrived at this school. My daughter is in Ms. Zaida’s class and she has been wonderful. It is rare to find teachers in Preschool that deliver the high quality of education that my daughter receives in Ms. Zaida’s class. I have seen her advance in leaps and bounds this past school year and I couldn’t be happier.

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.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free daily, 4-hour program that includes breakfast and lunch, with the option of extended wrap care. This full-day learning experience enhances your child’s school readiness journey. Every child who turns 4 by September 1 may be eligible for free VPK. Schedule a tour to learn more.

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Lauren Busterna, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration; currently pursuing Master's Degree in Education Leadership

Certifications: Advanced Level VPK Endorsed Director's Credential; Infant and Toddler Specialization; Preschool Specialization; Staff Credential; First Aid/CPR

Since 2002, I have dedicated my career to child care in both New Jersey and Florida. I strive to be the best for my families and my teachers. What I enjoy most about my career is bonding and building relationships with our families while helping their children grow and thrive.

Meet Our Staff

Dana Kaplan, Assistant Director

Education: Associate of Arts in General Studies

Certifications: Director's Credential; Florida Child Care Professional Certificate; Staff Credential; First Aid/CPR

I'm a devoted educator who enjoys working with children, especially when I can watch them grow from an infant to a school-aged child. I've been with La Petite Academy since 2011 and I’m excited to continue to enrich the lives of children.

Meet Our Staff

Iluhec Cabrera, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor's Degree of Art in Mass Communication

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

I have experience working in a child care center since 2016. I have a passion to work with kids, where I can enjoy every moment with them. I can’t wait to see more kids growing with us.

Meet Our Staff

Jaimie Ciardullo, Team Lead

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Concentration in Special Education

Certifications: First Aid/CPR; Staff Credential

I began my teaching path in 2013, and have been growing ever since. After receiving my bachelor's degree in Pennsylvania, I made the trip down south looking for a new home. I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into La Petite with open arms in 2019. My goal is to instill the love of lifelong learning in all the children I care for.

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: 321.631.5017321.631.5017 License #: C18BR0131