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Your School: La Petite Academy of St. Joseph, MO

La Petite Academy of St. Joseph

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to our fantastic La Petite Academy educational daycare in St. Joseph, MO, which opened in 1990. My name is Georgia Burns and in 1996, I started at La Petite and in 2004, I received the pleasure of being named director.

At La Petite Academy, our Infant and Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and child development. Here at our school, we focus on developing the whole child. Each day, your child will be engaged in educational activities that take place in a secure, caring, and enriching environment. You will be able to see daily your child's activities with our brightwheel app. This mobile app allows our teachers to send your updates and photos and coming this fall - WatchMeGrow. WatchMeGrow allows you to live stream your child's classroom so you don't miss a thing!

Please come in or schedule a visit today so you can see our heightened health and safety protocols. We require all teachers to wear face masks and do daily health checks of the staff and children. We realize that many things have changed the past few months and we want to support your family with flexible schedules or remote learning of your school-age child.

Schedule a tour today see firsthand why La Petite Academy is the premier educational child care center in St. Joseph, MO!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
I love the school. It’s amazing my daughter loves going. Her teachers are awesome and treat her like their own.
My experience has been good. My child LOVES going everyday, she loves to be around her teachers and friends! Thank you for welcoming her with open arms and teaching her what she needs to know! We love our La Petite Family!
I have thus far loves this school/daycare program. The staff is so wonderful, everyone knows my child and greets or says goodbye by name. He has made a lot of social progress and I am so excited to continue there.
I love it, my daughter is really happy and loves her teachers and classmates. I feel so blessed that I can drop her off and not worry all day. The teachers are amazing and have really gotten to know the kids!
It has been amazing the director goes beyond to make sure all of the children are healthy safe and loved.

Our Programs

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Georgia Burns, Director

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR & First Aid

In 1996, I started working at La Petite so I could make a difference in the lives of the children. In 2004, I was named director. I have been married to the love of my life for 26 years, and we have two wonderful children together. We also welcomed a granddaughter in 2018.

Meet Our Staff

Heather Thompson, Assistant Director

Education: Child Development Associate

Certifications: CPR & First Aid

I started working at La Petite Academy in 2012 and moved up to the Assistant Director position in 2018. In this role, I oversee curriculum, scheduling and enrollment. I am currently enrolled in NCMC to accomplish my A.A. in early childhood education. My favorite part of my job is working one-on-one with the teachers to create a new idea to help the children learn and have fun!

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: 816.364.0014816.364.0014 License #: 000398083