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La Petite Academy of Sarasota

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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. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Sarasota, FL. We serve communities in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota, Ellenton, Palmetto, Parish, and Lakewood Ranch.

My name is Tehya and I am the Academy Director. I have more than 9 years of experience in early childhood education. I began my journey with La Petite Academy as an assistant director in March of 2018 and accepted the director position in April of 2019.

Our school includes Infant, Toddler and Twos, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Before and After-School Care for elementary age children. In all our programs we follow a STEM approach, providing hands-on learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We are nationally accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

The health and safety of the children, families, and staff is of the utmost importance. We have implemented daily temperature checks upon arrival for the staff and children, our staff ad anyone entering our building are required to wear masks. To take it a step further, we are doing a curbside pickup and drop off for our families, which helps limit the exposure to COVID in our facility.

We are so excited to announce that within the next coming months, our facility will begin to offer WatchMeGrow. WatchMeGrow is a real-time view into your child’s fun filled day through live-streaming camera access. You will be able to be a part of their educational journey from your phone!

Our Prep Lab program is a program to help facilitate distance learning in a manner that coincides with elementary school curriculum. We are providing children with hands on workbooks and experiences that provide continued developmentally appropriate activities in accordance to their grade level.

We truly enjoy every day at our La Petite Academy in Sarasota, FL and invite you to come in for a tour! Please schedule your tour at our school today!

Here's what people have to say

4.88 out of 5 stars
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school, staff are amazing, caring and professional
I don’t have a bad thing to say about this center. Teyha is an absolute gem. They have welcomed our family in like we’re their own. Our son gets the care he deserves that’s all I can ask for.
My daughter is succeeding my expectations here at la Pattie! I love how the staff is knowledgeable to any questions or concerns I have!
We have been so happy for the opportunities provided to our son as he learns and grows at school while we are at work during the day. The pictures the staff provided of the fun he’s having each day mean so much to us.
My daughter has been going to La Petite for about 7 months now. The staff is absolutely amazing and so caring! My daughter has learned so much from her teachers, and I love getting multiple updates daily about how/what she is doing. The staff is very welcoming and open to talk about every milestone your child is at. Hands down best childcare my daughter has been to!
My son has only been at this school for a month now, but so far we enjoy it and so does he. Every time he attends we get multiples photos of him throughout the day which is always reassuring for us as parents. But this was incredibly helpful and reassuring the first few times he attended. He always seems to enjoy himself while at school and is regularly loving on a teacher when I pick him up. Couldn’t
ask for better than that. The teachers genuinely seem to love and care for my son which gives me a great peace of mind as he is there 8+ hours when he attends. Incredibly lucky to have found this daycare for my son. So far, my family is loving it
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Very happy with my decision. Melissa and Tahya are amazing and everyone of the caretakers there are just the best. My son loves it there and I can tell they genuinely love him.
Everyone here is warm and welcoming. I feel very comfortable with my daughter being under their care while I am at work. Jennifer the director has been extremely accommodating for our family and sometimes my changing schedule. I am always greeted by a warm hello when dropping her off and in the afternoon a caring good bye. Thank you for taking care of my baby girl.

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Tehya Olsen, Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, DCF 45 Hours, Staff Credential, Director Credential, Florida CDA, Florida VPK Teacher

My name is Tehya and I am the Academy Director. I have more than 9 years of experience in early childhood education. I began my journey at La Petite in March 2018. I have two amazing boys, Kingston and Onex, both who attend our La Petite Academy! We strive to create a happy, safe and fun learning environment for the children! My goal is to lay the foundation for a love of learning that follows them through school and beyond!

Meet Our Staff

Skylar Stephen, Assistant Director

Education: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, DCF 45 Hours, Staff Credential, Director Credential, Florida CDA, Florida VPK Teacher, Master Teacher

My name is Skylar Stephen, the academy Assistant Director at La Petite Academy of Sarasota. I began my journey with La Petite in November of 2017 as the VPK Teacher. I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over four years. I love teaching the children by exploration and hands on curriculum. We strive to bring the fun back into learning!

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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: 941.355.7677941.355.7677 License #: C12MA0064