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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Shelby, NC.
Hi, my name is Deborah Blanton, and I am the director of La Petite Academy in Shelby, NC. I have been here since 1984, first as an infant teacher, then one year later I became the assistant director. I held that position for 35 years. In November of 2019 I took over the director position.
We are very proud of our school. We have several long term teachers. Our teachers have completed early childhood education classes and many have degrees in early childhood. They also have certifications in CPR, first aid, and playground safety.
My staff and I enjoy building relationships with every family. We have an open-door policy and invite you to participate in our learning experiences. Our doors are equipped with a security system and only those who are authorized may enter the building with a special code. We also have cameras that monitor our classrooms and school grounds, which can be seen in the lobby.
Each day, your child will be engaged in educational activities that take place in a loving, caring environment. Our goal is to offer early learning experiences that will enrich your child's development, promote a positive self-image, and ensure a lifelong love of learning.
Due to Covid-19, we also implement our safety and health checks, which includes temperature checks, all staff wear masks, extra hand washing, and great sanitizing incorporated by all staff members. At this moment we do not allow visitors in our school. Our plan for the fall is to offer flexible schedules to accommodate flexible school plans and utilize Prep Lab to support e-learning for School-Age.
Coming soon this fall WatchMeGrow live streaming available for parents to see their children in live view in their classroom.
Call us to schedule a tour of our engaging La Petite Academy in Shelby, NC!
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:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math