Your School La Petite Academy on S. Enterprise Ave

La Petite Academy on S. Enterprise Ave

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 6 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Springfield, MO! My name is Melissa Freres and I serve as the center director. I have over twenty years experience working in the early childhood field, fifteen of those being in the classroom. I graduated from Missouri State University with a Masters degree in Child Development and Family Studies. I love working with children and hold the relationships with my families very dear to my heart.

Let me share some things about Our school. Developed by our team of education experts, our curriculum is individualized, and STEM based so each child can be prepared for kindergarten. Teachers in each of our Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K classrooms have hundreds of activities from which to choose, each tied to a specific objective.

Our lead teachers have more than 100 years of combined experience and all teachers receive monthly training and are CPR and First Aid certified. We strive to create a welcoming environment and have an open-door policy so parents can come in and talk with us at any time. At our school, we value the relationships we have with our families and work hard to involve them every day.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

If you are looking for an engaging, education-driven daycare in Springfield, MO, then I invite you to stop by or call our La Petite Academy for a tour today!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
We love la petite. Every staff member is kind and welcoming. The communication is responsive. We could not be happier here.
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Absolutely love this school. Walking into the school you are greeted with a warm welcome. I would recommend this school/daycare to anyone!
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We love this school. They are considerate, caring, and truly understand how to communicate with my child and help him with daily activities. He was very nervous at first due to more structure but now he asks to go to school every morning and always so excited when we walk in, he runs to his class.
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It's been wonderful from the start. It's comforting to know my little one is cared for by such a wonderful group in a safe and encouraging environment.
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Our child loves the day care staff. He's always in a good mood when I pick him up. The staff is kind and helpful. We are very pleased with our experience.
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This school has been around since I was a baby. My siblings were enrolled when they were babies, and we all graduated from here. I am impressed that the values have not changed. Curriculum is extremely important so that my child knows what the teachers are talking about it Kindergarten. La Petite has held that standard very high.
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The teachers are loving, caring, understanding, and personable. My daughter loves all of her teachers! The building is clean, and I feel at ease with dropping her off every day.
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Very happy with this location for our infant. Staff is amazing and so helpful and encouraging to us as first time parents. Feel very happy with care if my child.
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The staff at La Petite (Springfield, MO) has become like family to us.
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Both of our children have attended La Petite. As a result, we have had a child enrolled for each of the last 5-6 years. Our children always end the day with a smile on their face and stories to tell about their days. It is a comforting feeling to know your child is learning and genuinely cared for by the staff (new and old) that have worked at the school over the duration of our attendance. Very pleased
with the strides that the school continues to make to be a premiere learning and daycare institution.
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

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Learn About Electives

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 417.883.6665417.883.6665 License #: 000177473

*In schools eligible for the tuition offer, savings will equal a tuition credit which will be applied after five weeks of enrollment. Child must remain enrolled for a minimum of 2 full days per week for 5 consecutive weeks to receive full credit. Tuition credit offer expires May 3, 2024.

*In schools eligible for the summer camp fee credit, offer is for summer camp fee credit up to $300. Child must attend by May 3, 2024. Offer is valid on a space available basis. No cash value.

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