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La Petite Academy of Waunakee

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:00 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.

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy, Early Childhood Education Center, in Waunakee, WI! We serve the communities of Waunakee, Westport and Dane. My name is Jen and I am the director. I have 18 years of experience as an educator and 15 years in management.

At La Petite, our Infant Child Care and Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. The majority of our teachers have associates or bachelor's degrees in education. They further their knowledge of the field by attending continuing education classes each year.

Parents can get peace of mind every day with real-time updates on their children sent directly to their computer or mobile device! It is a great way to stay connected while juggling a busy schedule!

This is also a great way to communicate with your child's teacher throughout the day by sending a quick message or note!

In addition to getting real-time updates, parents also have access to our Watch Me Grow App, where they can check in on their child's classroom at any time to see all of the learning that is happening while away at work.

We take Health and Safety very seriously and have limited admittance into our building to just staff and students. We do health checks outside at drop off and then again in the afternoon every day. In addition to the health checks we also bring your child out to your car at pick up! It definitely makes the drop off and pick up process different with the limited access, but also creates an even more safe and health environment for our students to learn and play in!

We would love to have you set up a virtual tour with our center so we can show you all of our high quality program offerings. Every child deserves a great start to his or her education, and La Petite Academy in Waunakee, WI has what your family is looking for. Call us today to schedule a tour - we'd love to have you join us!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
Wonderful!!! I can't begin to tell you how amazing the staff here are. We have said over and over again how we feel truly lucky to be able send our son to a school with teachers that genuinely care about him and check in on him. We are so thankful for all of the safety measures that have been put in place to keep our son safe and able to see his teachers and friends.
So happy here, feel our young children are well loved and taken care of. They are learning and thriving.
The teachers/staff are very friendly. They engage with my kids and provide feedback frequently. Good student/teacher ratio in all classes. My kids are always excited to go to La Petite!
Great! We absolutely love the staff, they are friendly and go above and beyond for the children all the time.
Love it, teachers are great, I Feel that they are receiving great care when I drop them off – that is something important!
Teachers and Director are excellent and very caring. Atmosphere is exactly what we were looking for.
So positive love all the teachers as do my kids. So helpful
good. Love brightwheel and pictures sent to parents daily.
The director Jen and my son's regular teachers Cathy and Amy are wonderful to work with. We love the open communication and the fact that other teachers not regularly staffed in his classroom even know our son by name and what makes him, him.
We love the teachers, organization and communication. First and foremost they are safe but they have a lot of fun too. The teachers truly love the kiddos

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

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Jen Terhall, Director

Education: Administrator's Credential from The University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Program Development Credential- The University of Wisconsin- Platteville

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified

At a very young age, my desire to teach and lead others was evident, being the oldest of four children. Now that I have three children of my own, education has always been at the forefront of my mind. The academic and social skills learned through my own children's experiences with La Petite Academy have helped shape them into amazing students at school and beyond.

Meet Our Staff

Taylor Cash, Assistant Director

Education: Administrator's Credential

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified

I have been in the Early Childhood Field for five years. I am very passionate about sharing my ideas and knowledge of Early Childhood education with my fellow teachers, so that each and every classroom offers a high quality early learning environment. I enjoy developing life long relationships with each family in our center, so we can work together to give their child a quality early learning experience at our school.

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Local School Phone Number: 608.850.5665608.850.5665 License #: 1009020