La Petite Academy: The answer to all your child care questions

This is a sponsored post for La Petite Academy. However, all opinions are my own.

Being a working mom is not easy.

In fact, it takes circus-worthy skills to effectively juggle motherhood and career. There’s all the stuff you can’t fit into your day (doctor appointments, errands, groceries, illnesses, house cleaning). The moments of panic when you get a call that your child is sick and needs to be picked up IMMEDIATELY. The mental distraction that slips into boring meetings (did I buy diapers?), and the growing to-do list you’ll attempt to tackle at 5 o’clock.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the nagging worry about who is taking care of your most prized possession (your child).

I respect and admire all my friends who are stay-at-home moms. But right now, it isn’t an option for my family’s situation. And, I’m okay with that.

After all, I grew up in day care. My mother worked as the assistant director of my child care center, and some of my fondest childhood memories occurred there. Playing with friends, dressing up, reading. Recently, I asked my mom about where those memories took place—low key hoping I could re-enroll as a 30-year-old woman.

The answer: La Petite Academy.

She explained that the open classroom concept of the center allowed me to move from station to station—harnessing my imagination outside of the same four walls. And, the creative and friendly atmosphere lead to the culmination of several childhood friendships.

La Petite Academy prides itself on providing a nurturing, creative atmosphere. And in my mom’s experience with management, this was the reality. From corporate office involvement to participation in community events, the child care center ran like a family operation—a comforting thing when you’re trusting them with your own family.

After all, family and friendships are a big deal.

Just the other day while scrolling through Facebook, I noticed a status that caught my eye. The poster was a former teacher of mine, and I briefly jogged down memory lane trying to remember at which school we’d met.

The answer: La Petite Academy.

Twenty-something years later, I’m still in contact with my day care teacher. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty special. And as a busy, panicky, working mom—that kind of care and connection is something I can’t put a price on.

Discover laughter, love, and learning at La Petite Academy®! With an emphasis on each child’s unique course to elementary school and beyond, STEM curriculum is a part of everything done in the classroom. Call 877-861-5078 to schedule a tour, or visit for more details.


If your child (infant to school aged students) enrolls and attends by September 7, 2018, you’ll receive free registration or $150 off tuition.

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Heather is a transplant from Tulsa, OK, who enjoys falling in love with Oklahoma City and all it has to offer. A communications and public relations specialist, Heather is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with degrees in film studies and creative writing. She loves to write, capture her day with photographs and videos, and spend time with her husband Byron and their two rambunctious dogs. They have a brand new baby boy and are navigating the unique world of first-time parenthood. Huge fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder, their favorite thing to do is attend Thunder games.


  1. A good place to work.I am the After school age teacher at Lapetete in Chesapeake,VA on Taylor Road Very nice place.Teacher are great!!


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