SARASOTA, Fla., June 28 – La Petite Academy, located at 4507 Vintage Dr. in Sarasota, has achieved accreditation through the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). The school is among a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide distinguished by its quality, commitment to young children and dedication to excellence.
Parents seeking early education and care for their young children can use national accreditation as a means of locating the highest quality programs. NECPA is a nationally recognized accreditation reserved for exceptional early childhood programs that substantially exceed minimum state licensing requirements. During the accreditation process, all areas of the school’s program are scrutinized by independent early childhood education professionals and the NECPA Board of Commissioners, including: developmental programming, outdoor/indoor environments, health and safety, staff development, working environment, family support and community relations.
“At La Petite Academy, our program is designed to help every child develop the academic and social skills needed for a smooth transition to elementary school and future academic success,” said Ruthi Wiedenhoft, Director, La Petite Academy of Sarasota. “This national accreditation recognizes the superb educational program we offer and the hard-working, caring teachers that work here.”
At La Petite Academy, a proprietary School Readiness Pathway provides a cohesive framework to address children’s needs according to their age and individual pace of development, focusing on key academic and social development milestones, starting in infancy. La Petite Academy teachers use a specialized data-based digital process to tailor the learning experience to meet the individual needs of 3- and 4-year-old students. The process builds skills in 10 developmental areas – from literacy to math, nature and science, social and emotional development, logic and reasoning and more.
According to a recent study of over 3,000 children around the country, this personalized approach to curricular planning has led to a 370 percent increase in kindergarten readiness in one school year among 4-year-olds at La Petite Academy and its sister schools within Learning Care Group. The exclusive program is giving parents confidence that comes from knowing that their child is meeting learning objectives – and that there’s data to prove it.
La Petite Academy serves families throughout Manatee County and the Sarasota area, offering early education and care for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. To learn more and schedule a tour, please visit www.lapetite.com
Additional information on NECPA accreditation can be found at www.necpa.net.
About La Petite Academy
La Petite Academy is a leader in early childhood education, with nearly 450 schools throughout the United States. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., it is part of the Learning Care Group portfolio of schools offering early education and care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. La Petite Academy provides engaging learning experiences through active exploration and discovery. Its proprietary School Readiness Pathway supports the development of the academic and social skills needed for a smooth transition to elementary school. For more information, please call (844) 250-9993 or visit www.lapetite.com