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Welcome! My name is Alisha James and I am the director of La Petite Academy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Our school offers infant care beginning at six weeks of age, as well as a full or part time preschool program focusing on kindergarten readiness.
Our committed team of educators fosters children's growth, development, and a lifelong love of learning! Teachers also participate in yearly training to stay up-to-date on best practices and child development.
We are committed to continuing to make the health and safety of the children our top priority. We closely follow guidance from the CDC as well as local and state authorities to provide the safest and cleanest environment possible. We strive to ensure that we are operating in the safest possible fashion all while promoting a fun environment where children are able to learn and grow.
Parents can stay connected all day through our family communication app, which sends real-time updates about your child's day.
I encourage you to schedule a tour today! We want to help you find the best possible fit for you and your family in regards to your child's education and care! I look forward to hearing from you!
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.
Education: Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from South Dakota State University, Special Education and Kindergarten Endorsement
I started my child care career in 2010, while I was attending college at South Dakota State University. I have served as an assistant teacher, lead teacher, assistant director, program planner, and now director. I truly enjoy working with children and their families as every day is different! I love watching the children grow and see everything they learn throughout the years at the center!
I have been working in childcare since 2013. I have also worked as a nanny, preschool teacher, and as a personnel manager. In this role, I love that I am able to watch children learn and discover new things!