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La Petite Academy of Sterling

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 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.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Sterling, VA! My name is Diane and I am the academy director. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in child psychology with a minor in sociology and more than 33 years of experience in early childhood education. I have been at this La Petite Academy for over 30 years.

Drawing from my background, I can truly say we offer the best infant daycare and private preschool in Loudoun County. If you are looking for school age care, we service many of the area Elementary Schools including Algonkian, Countryside, Horizons, Potowmack, Sugarland, and Meadowland.

Our curriculum provides exciting hands-on activities with individualized lesson plans that inspire creativity and a love of learning. There is a lot of longevity within our staff; some of our teachers even attended our school as children. Combined, our team has over 90 years of experience! Ongoing staff training is conducted and our teachers are CPR and first aid certified. They have also completed the Virginia State 10 hour Preservice Training.

We provide premium quality diapers and wipes for all the children in our care. Our diapers are hypoallergenic and chlorine free.

Our school also offers the following enrichment programs: Dance, Yoga, Spanish, and Kindermusik.

Safety is also a priority of ours. The main entrance is secured by a unique keypad access system and we check the IDs of everyone that enters.

Schedule a tour or stop in anytime to visit our amazing La Petite Academy in Sterling, VA!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
My overall experience has been great. My son is developing well. He enjoys being there and his teachers are great with him. Ms. Diane and Ms. Shelah are very nice and engages with the parents all the time. They are also very hands on and are in the classrooms as well.
We absolutely love the school and staff and would highly recommend this center to anyone!
La Petite in Sterling has been a stellar daycare for my kids! Miss Diane and her staff are absolutely AMAZING! This has been the best daycare we have experienced in this area.
Great environment. Great teachers. Great curriculum
We love it!!!! Best teachers ever!
Director and teacher create a safe and loving environment for the kids when I am at work.
La Petite Academy has been the best daycare my kids have attended! Stellar environment, sweet and professional teachers, and loads of fun for the kids (learning, games, events, etc.). The director is extremely intelligent and caring, and she addresses any concerns immediately. One day as I was picking up my daughter to take her to 1st grade, she noticed she was fussing about her foot hurting from her
shoe. The director stopped what she was doing to get her a bandaid for her foot. Just one of MANY examples of how caring, sweet, and professional the staff is. I would highly recommend this school!
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This school has been wonderful so far. Ms. Diane is always very professional, caring, and helpful. Ms. Uma truly cares about her students and does a wonderful job with them. I am very happy with this school and would recommend highly.
I have been thoroughly impressed by the staff at La Petite. They are constantly in touch with me, and my son has made so many friends there. He loves the teachers and comes home happy almost every day.

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

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

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.

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Meet Our Staff

Diane DeGaetano, Director

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology and Minor in Sociology

Certifications: MAT, First Aid/CPR, and ServSafe

I have found that the way children learn best is by involving them in hands-on activities, sharing their experiences and active listening. I also emphasize parent involvement. I love spending time outdoors with my three children - all teachers - and my four wonderful grandchildren.

Meet Our Staff

Shehla Khalid, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor of Art in Education and Journalism

Certifications: MAT and First Aid/CPR certified

I've always been passionate about working with children. In my role, I focus on supporting teachers in building a safe and engaging environment for children. You will find me reading stories and singing songs with the children. I also love to cook and spend time with family and friends.

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Local School Phone Number: 703.450.5369703.450.5369 License #: FLO-222191-L103