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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 17 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 with new flexible schedule options for working families.
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 25 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. 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 are also launching "Watch me grow" in the coming weeks. Parents will be able to view their child's classroom to provide that extra comfort while your child is in care.
With the recent climate of ever changing guidelines due to COVID-19, we are taking many precautionary measures. We are requiring anyone that enters the building to do temperature checks, hand washing upon entry, daily sanitizing of all surfaces and toys, as well as distancing when possible.
In addition to our before and after-school clubs, The Prep Lab™ features a full-day option. Teachers support your child’s distance learning and eLearning requirements, share challenging weekly STEM projects, and provide character-developing activities from our My Best Self!™ curriculum.
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.
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
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:
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!