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Welcome to La Petite Academy in Sterling, VA! My name is Diane and I am the Academy Director. I have a Bachelors of Art 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 most 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.
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!
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, Literacy
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.