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La Petite Academy of Virginia Beach

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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.

Did you know you may qualify for new child care benefits? Get the details about the 2021 stimulus package and how it can benefit working families.

Welcome to Our School

As Academy Director, I'd like to personally welcome you to our La Petite Academy educational center in Virginia Beach, VA. My name is Bridgit Pinelli and at La Petite Academy, our Infant child care through Junior K programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and child development.

All our teachers receive monthly training as well as ongoing training throughout the year. At least half of our staff here in Virginia Beach have worked here for more than five years and we have some teachers who have been here for 20 years or more. Our teachers are truly connected to each and every child and they build long-lasting relationships with our families.

At La Petite, we have an excellent program with loving, nurturing teachers who create a warm, welcoming environment. We are committed to the safety of the children in our care. As an extra layer of security we provide security cameras through WatchMeGrow which are live-feed viewing to parents as well as a parent communication app, brightwheel, which we are able to communicate with you throughout the day.

During these times we've also added an extra layer of safety and sanitation to ensure every child and family is safe while in our building. All staff, parents, & children receive temperature checks at our door, we have hand sanitation stations, smaller group sizes to ensure social distancing, and masks are required at all times while inside our building. We are also prepared to help parents with virtual learning with our new Prep Lab! Elementary age children are able to bring their devices school to LaPetite to ensure lessons are being completed on time with their elementary school teacher, assisting in tech support, and basic guidance.

Our goals are to be the best educators we can be and be flexible with our learning as our world is changing to give the best learning experience for the children we serve. Call our La Petite Academy at 757-471-6104 and schedule a tour with us. We look forward to meeting you!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Staff is very friendly. My child addores her friends and Teachers.
Mi kids have many friends and they are treated with respect and give them good attention and care
Generally a positive and encouraging experience, staff is friendly and sincere, they genuinely care for these children
This school has been great since day one. I came here on a tour when I was 3 months pregnant and immediately fell in love. The staff is caring and kind and the curriculum is perfect for each childs age. I recommend this location to everyone I know seeking a great daycare.
Love the ladies at my center. They are friendly professional and stay in control of the children
I love this place!! Staff is friendly and personable. Never had a unpleasant exchange. They take care of our children well
Love the school, nothing but positive experiences. Staff are excellent, my kids love attending.
La Petite - S.Independence,You go girls! We absolutely love every staff member of the school. You show Logan so much love and kindness throughout the day. He’s got something new that he’s learned to pull out of his sleeve every day but it’s all because of you. Thank you for your hard work, and for everything you do to keep us informed.
I love everything about this school and s does my daughter. From the teachers to the cleanliness, to the safety of my Chile, and especially the brightwheel app. I couldn’t ask for a better school for my daughter to go to for her first experience at going to school. Because of La Petite, my daughter absolutely loves going to school to learn and to see her teachers and friends. I am more than completely
satisfied with La Petite.
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Overall I have been extremely happy with this school. The staff is always warm and friendly. My kid has grown and developed exponentially since she started attending this school.

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

Proud to be Accredited!

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

Open a window to your child's day.

Live streaming video—perfect for military parents overseas.

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Our heroes matter to us.

We welcome families that participate in assistance programs including Child Care Aware of America and USDA Child Care Subsidy and we offer a tuition discount too!


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Meet Our Staff

Bridgit Pinelli, Director

Education: College in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR, First Aid, MAT, MAT Diabetes

I have a passion for children's education and love being a part of a child's growth and development. As director, I enjoy getting to know all of our families in our school and creating a fun, safe environment for all. I am from Tampa, so if you don't see me at La Petite, I'm probably at the beach.

Meet Our Staff

Dawn Zeigler, Assistant Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor's Degree in General Business Studies

Certifications: CPR, First Aid, MAT, MAT Diabetes

I have always been inspired by children and their desire to learn. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to become a part of their lives and that of their families. I am truly blessed to be able to help create a fun, safe, and educational environment for our students.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 757.471.6104757.471.6104 License #: ERO 2009-060