Tips for Picking the Right Preschool with La Petite Academy

Preschool at La Petite AcademyOne of the hardest things as a mom is sending your kid to preschool for the first time. Let’s face it: there’s no bigger sign that the baby years are officially over. Your little one who just yesterday was in diapers, balancing on chunky little legs, will now be running and playing with other kids, learning to read and write, and isn’t depending on you for every last thing anymore. It’s exciting to begin preschool, but heartbreaking at the same time. That’s where La Petite Academy comes in.

Still, there is one big thing that they need us for, and that’s making sure they’re ready. It’s a big transition, regardless of whether your child is having fun in preschool while you’re hard at work, or hanging out with you at home.

“Is my child ready for elementary school?”

It’s stressful, knowing that your little one will start going to school soon. Suddenly, you’re worrying about everything. Have I taught them enough? Will they be scared or overwhelmed? Even with six kids, I stress about this at the start of every single school year, and it really never gets easier. The worry is always there, and it’s the hardest when they’re going to school for the first time. How do I know they’ll be ready?

If you’re the parent of a young child or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can. That means ensuring their education begins early — and gets off to the right start.

Here are just a few things you want to look for when selecting a preschool for your child:

  • Curriculum and learning experiences
  • Building safety and security
  • Physical fitness, indoor and outdoor activity
  • Healthy food selections
  • Extracurricular learning opportunities
  • Communication with families

At La Petite Academy, you’ll find all that and more. This is a place where your child will discover respect, collaboration, and a love of learning. And at this preschool, innovation starts early, with STEM learning: science, technology, engineering, and math.

Preschool at La Petite AcademyIn a nurturing, interactive environment, little innovators will find themselves inspired.
The warm, caring, and dedicated team at this school works hard to ensure children are prepared for elementary school and future academic success. The teachers at La Petite Academy utilize a research-based curriculum and an exclusive digital lesson planning tool to customize learning experiences based on the needs of each child. This means no two lesson plans are the same — because no two children are the same. The school offers programs for infants through school-age students.

As a committed partner to busy, working parents, they feature flexible offerings such as full- and part-time enrollment options. Plus, they’re dedicated to the complete well-being of your growing child through healthy food choices and physical activity. The best part? You won’t miss a single precious moment. With the brightwheel mobile app for parents, you receive regular updates of your child’s day, including photos and videos.

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Cassy Fiano-Chesser
Cassy Fiano-Chesser is a Jacksonville native and mom to six kids. Her husband is a Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She works from home as a blogger and a freelance writer, and they currently live in the Argyle area of Jacksonville. Benjamin is their oldest, born in 2011, and he loves being a big brother. Wyatt was born in 2012, and he has Down syndrome. Ivy came next, in 2013, followed by Clara, born in 2015, who is a diva-with-a-capital-D. Rounding out the brood is Felicity, born in 2017, and Lilly, born in 2007. They love discovering things to do on the First Coast and going on family adventures, as well as cheering on the Jumbo Shrimp and the Icemen.


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