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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Scottsdale, AZ! My name is Sara and I am the School Director. I have over 20 years of experience in early childhood education and hold an Associates degree in Psychology and am currently working towards my Bachelors.
Our school offers Infant Care and a STEM-based curriculum for Preschool and Pre-K programs. We are enrolled in the Quality First program and have a 3-star rating. We serve the Scottsdale, North Phoenix and Paradise Valley communities.
I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for all my parents. We plan many events for everyone to participate in and I work hard to ensure that families meet each other and develop strong relationships.
For our elementary age children we have The Prep Lab. This program offers flexible scheduling and even a full-day option to support virtual learning. Our teachers have been trained to support local school district distance learning so children stay on course with their studies.
I'm proud of my team of teachers. Collectively, we have over 150 years of experience. All teachers receive monthly training to keep them abreast of the latest research and developments.
We now have WatchMeGrow live video streaming! WatchMeGrow gives you secure access to view your child’s classroom in real time while your child is in our care – either from a computer or via mobile app.
We look forward to welcoming you to our La Petite Academy in Scottsdale, AZ today!
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.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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:
Dance, Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
Is your child scheduled to start kindergarten? Will changes in your district impact their school year? We have a solution. Private Kindergarten is a small class with big opportunities for your child. Five full days of in-school learning, featuring nationally recognized curriculum, prepares your child for first grade.
Education: Studied Sociology at Liberty University and Barstow College
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified; Office Specialist Certification; Associates Degree; Currently achieving Bachelors.
Throughout my life I have had a passion to enrich the lives of children through education. I have worked with children through our church as the director of our Sunday school program for the past 20 years. My husband and I have also had many different ages of children in our home and hearts through the foster care system. I have been on counseling committees connected to our church and community though out the years and love to help and re-instill confidence and passion to others.
Education: Studied Political Science at the City University of New York - Brooklyn College
Certifications: Child Development Associate (CDA) specialized in Preschool Education; LCG Master Teacher Certification; Pediatric CPR and First Aid
I have over 18 years of combined experience working in Education; 11 years of which have been in Early Childhood and have been growing with Learning Care Group since 2014. I love that I get to support children's learning while creating the very best experience for them and our families.