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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Sterling, VA! My name is Diane, the Director. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in child psychology with a minor in sociology and over 33 years of experience in ECE. 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. I have always been very conscientious in focusing on all Safety protocols. During this time, more than ever before, we are committed to providing the safest environment for children including daily health screenings, temperature checks, sanitizing and social distancing. We are also looking forward to WachMeGrow live streaming coming in Fall, so parents will be able to view their child's classroom throughout the day to see what fun they are having while learning. Also, new this year is our Prep Lab for School-Agers which includes support for elearning, and distance learning.
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. Three of our Lead Teachers are also CDA certified.
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: Rockstarts Music, Yoga, Spanish, and Kindermusik.
Again, safety is our top priority.. 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!
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 creating a secure environment where infants both are safe and feel safe. In our Infants classroom, we provide toys and materials that allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their natural curiosity. This makes the classroom both nurturing and stimulating.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
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.
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.