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La Petite Academy of Sarasota

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

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. I am Michelle Odau, the director. I have a strong passion with building relationships with children and parents.

Our school includes Infant, Toddler and Two's, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Before and After-School Care for elementary age children for student at Kinnan Elementary. 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.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

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
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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.
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My daughter is succeeding my expectations here at la Pattie! I love how the staff is knowledgeable to any questions or concerns I have!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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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.

Meet Our Staff

Michelle Odau, Director

Education: AA

Certifications: CDA, 45 DCF Hours, First Aid/ CPR

I have been with La Petite Academy since 2021. I am passionate about the education of all of the children in our care. I hold the upmost standards for health and safety for all of our children. You learn something new on a daily basis in the child care field. Each child develops in their own unique way and teach us all so much. Working in the child care field is one of the most rewarding careers to have. The bonds made are priceless.

Meet Our Staff

Melinda Glass, Assistant Director

Certifications: CDA, VPK credential, CPR/First Aid, DCF 45 Hours, Staff Credential.

Melinda has been in the childcare field for 17 years. She began working with La Petite Academy in 2021 and has worked with all ages. Melinda gained interest in Early Childhood Education while babysitting as a young child for her large family. She loves all things Disney and is an avid reader. You will find her working hard with the staff members as a mentor for the best quality of education.

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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