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La Petite Academy of Summerville

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Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 8 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 La Petite Academy educational daycare in Summerville, SC! My name is Cindy Kunkel and I have been with La Petite since 1996. I love working with children and enjoy building relationships with each family. I can't imagine spending my days doing anything else.

Watching the children learn and grow in our Infant Care and Preschool programs has been very rewarding for me. It is an amazing feeling to hear about the successes of children who have gone through our early education programs.

When a family joins La Petite Academy here in Summerville, they join our family. My staff and I are committed to the highest standards in care and education. We have an experienced staff with over 100 years of combined service to our children.

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.

Call to schedule a tour of our amazing La Petite Academy in Summerville, SC today. You will be glad you did!

Here's what people have to say

4.83 out of 5 stars
La petite has been an excellent center since my daughter first started attending at age 1 (she is 4 now). The staff have been attentive and caring. My daughter is excited to be enrolled in the Pre-K program and loves her teacher!
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Overall the teachers, staff, director, and all other personnel are amazing and provide a great clean and safe atmosphere for learning.
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My daughter and I adore this school. They treat us like family and always make us comfortable. My daughter is always making friends and learning new things. I love LA Petite!
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Overall I’m very satisfied. I feel comfortable leaving my child here and I can tell she is comfortable and excited to go to school in the morning. I also like that she gets to go outside and play every day that the weather allows.
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Overall the experience has been positive. She has had many great and loving teachers.
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My daughter is 4 and has rarely been cared for by anyone except me or my parents, so starting preschool a few days a week was a big transition for us. The staff and children at LaPetite have been wonderful. Her preschool teacher, Ms. Shawna, has been loving and empathetic toward my anxious daughter and accommodating to her unique quirks. My daughter now sees her teacher as her safe place and loves
her dearly, which puts my mind at ease. I love the brightwheel app that tells me what my child does during the day. They also have an open door policy so you can drop in any time and see how your munchkin is doing. I love this school and this comes from someone with trust issues. Thank you all so very much. ❤️
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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.

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Meet Our Staff

Cindy Kunkel, Director

Education: Trident Technical College

Certifications: Certificate in Applied Science-ECD, Level 2 Director Certificate, Level 2 Preschool Certificate, Level 2 Special Needs Certificate, CPR/First Aid

I have been with La Petite Academy since 1996. Sharing my day with children is incredible. I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1979 and we have two grown children. I have two sweet little grandchildren that fill my heart with so much joy. My hobbies include painting and gardening. I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our beautiful center!

Meet Our Staff

Alisha Lind, Assistant Director

Education: Trident Technical College; A.A. in Arts

Certifications: South Carolina Preservice Certificate, CPR and First Aid

Every day is busy and full of adventure. My husband Doug and I have three sweet boys. Family time is important to me and I am a huge animal lover. The safety and well being of our children at La Petite is most important to me. I have worked here for 17 years and I love watching them grow from infants all the way to graduating Pre-K.

Meet Our Staff

Patricia Butler, Team Lead

Certifications: SC Preservice Certificate, ECD 101, CPR and First Aid

I have been a part of the La Petite family since 1994. I am committed to providing our children with a loving and developmentally-sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. In my spare time I love spending time with my family.

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Local School Phone Number: 843.875.1190843.875.1190 License #: 12862