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La Petite Academy of St. Joseph

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 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 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 Toddler 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.

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.

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

4.83 out of 5 stars
My son is happy and thriving. I highly recommend this school.
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I love the school. It’s amazing my daughter loves going. Her teachers are awesome and treat her like their own.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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It has been amazing the director goes beyond to make sure all of the children are healthy safe and loved.
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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.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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.

Learn More

Proud to be Accredited!

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

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!

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Local School Phone Number: 816.364.0014816.364.0014 License #: 000398083