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La Petite Academy of Waunakee

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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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. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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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 associate's or bachelor's degrees in education. They further their knowledge of the field by attending continuing education classes each year.

We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment.

We would love to have you set up a 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.

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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

Brooke Herro, Assistant Director

Education: Law Enforcement Degree/Early Childhood Coursework

Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified

I have been in the early childhood field for six years. The compassion I have for children and families radiates through my interactions with our team and families. I have worked in the early childhood field since high school and feel strongly that the influence of a quality early education experience lasts a lifetime! Being a mother myself, I know the importance of providing quality care and enriching learning experiences for all of the students and their families.

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Local School Phone Number: 608.850.5665608.850.5665 License #: 1009020