"What should I look for in a preschool experience for my child?"
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.
La Petite Academy® has been part of Tucson's early childhood education landscape for nearly 30 years, nurturing and educating children with innovative curriculum and caring staff. Macaroni Kid East Tucson recently visited one of Tucson’s six La Petite Academy Locations (1935 E. Fort Lowell) to visit with director Grace Garcia and curriculum specialist Amy Canan. We toured the bright, colorful location under the shade of large eucalyptus trees in midtown and learned more about La Petite Academy’s focus on STEM curriculum and individualized educational experiences for curious young minds.
At La Petite Academy you’ll find way more than just daycare. In their Preschool and Pre-K programs, your child will discover respect, collaboration, and a love of learning. And at this school, innovation starts early, with STEM learning: science, technology, engineering, and math. In a nurturing, interactive environment, little innovators will find themselves inspired.
"Children are natural sponges and they absorb all of the information they are given, so we try to incorporate that into the curriculum each week."
In Preschool and Pre-K, teachers use 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 teachers can adapt activities to challenge the children, or modify the curriculum to meet the needs of a child who may need more guidance with a certain skill.
The warm, caring, and dedicated staff at this school works hard to ensure children are prepared for elementary school and future academic success. The La Petite Academy team is also dedicated to the complete well-being of the children they work with, from providing healthy food choices and plenty of physical activity, to supporting emotional, language, social, and cognitive development and positive behaviors.
La Petite Academy programs start with infant care (6 weeks) and continue to the end of elementary school with before- and after-school clubs and summer camps (for up to age 12). Flexible schedules are available, including full- and part-time enrollment options, and parents have access to the brightwheel mobile app for parents, allowing you to get regular updates of your child’s day, including photos and videos.
Tucson parents can visit the La Petite Academy website to learn more about the programs and get information about the specific schools. Parents can schedule a tour online or visit during one of our upcoming open houses at the 6 Tucson La Petite Academy schools. Open House Week is August 19 to 23. Stop in for a tour between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any of those days to meet the school’s director and teachers. Plus, you can enter to win a PicassoTiles 100 Piece Magnetic Building Set or a Grand Prize of $500 off tuition!* (Families must enroll by September 13, 2019. Two $500 tuition winners. 1 PicassoTiles set winner per school.)*
What: La Petite Academy® Open House
Where: Six La Petite Academy Locations in Tucson
When: The week of August 19th-23rd. Stop in between 9 a.m & 6 p.m.
Visit www.lapetite.com for more information.
*One entry per family during Open House event the week of August 19-23, 2019. Prize is Picasso Tiles 3D Color Magnetic Building Block STEM Set (Valued up to $50.00). One winner per participating school. No substitution for prizes/no cash value. Need not be present to win. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Monday, August 26, 2019. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. Winners will be notified by phone call or email. Offer valid at participating locations only and subject to availability. Offer does not guarantee enrollment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (c)2019 La Petite Academy, Inc. **One entry per family during Open House event the week of August 19-23, 2019. Drawing will be held for 2 Grand Prize winners. Grand Prize up to $500 tuition credit, credit not to exceed weekly tuition rate. New full time enrollees in Infant through Junior Kindergarten only. Must enroll and pay deposit at Open House event on the week of August 19-23, 2019 to be eligible for drawing, and begin regular attendance by September 13, 2019 to be eligible for tuition credit. Tuition credit will be applied in five $100 increments beginning in the 5th week of enrollment. Non-transferable, credit will be forfeited if child does not enroll/begin regular attendance by September 13, 2019. Child must remain enrolled for 9 consecutive weeks to receive full credit. Child must not have been previously enrolled at a Learning Care Group school. Offer is valid on a space available basis; no cash value. Offer available only to those accounts when full tuition is paid in advance; must be paid by check or ACH payment. One time use. Not valid with any other offer or discounts. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Monday, August 26, 2019. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. Winners will be notified by phone call or email. Offer not valid for Learning Care Group associates or their immediate families. Offer valid at participating locations only and subject to availability. Offer does not guarantee enrollment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (c)2019 La Petite Academy, Inc.
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