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Welcome to La Petite Academy educational preschool in Smyrna, TN. We are proud to serve all of Rutherford county. My name is Ashley and I am the academy director. I have more than 16 years of experience in child care and am currently working towards an associate's degree in early childhood education.
Our school offers several programs including Infant and Toddler care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before- and After-School care. Our building has several safety features, including a front-door keypad entry system.
We have a wonderful group of teachers here in Smyrna! My staff have a combined experience of over 203 years with two teachers serving our school for 23 years, and the remaining teachers serving our schools for 5-15 years each. All of our teachers are certified in CPR and first aid and attend ongoing training throughout the year.
We offer a wonderful curriculum based on each child's developmental needs. We have an open door policy with families and work together to do what's best for your child. Our center also offers quarterly parent teacher conferences, as well as a mobile app that sends parents updates on their child's day in real-time.
We also offer many different activities so our families can build a strong community within our school.
Call today and schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Smyrna, TN. Let us show you why we are the best choice for your family!
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
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Certifications: TECTA/CPR and First Aid
I have a passion for children's education and growing them at the most important ages in their lives. I take pride in developing and supporting teachers who know the importance of the children's safety and development, as well as building strong relationships with our families.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family studies
Certifications: CPR and First Aid
I love to watch children grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environment. I enjoy spending my free time reading books, being outside, and spending time with my family!