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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!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
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.
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.
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!
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!