Purpose. Passion. Success.
Pettit Private School's mission is to serve families by providing premier child care, preschool and school-age services for children ages 6 weeks - 12 years. We create a safe, nurturing, stimulating and fun place for children to be loved and cared for during the day. We truly are an extension of your family, and we invite you to come see why!
The school's professionally trained teachers understand a child's developmental process and align classroom activities to meet their kiddos' interests and needs. Learning experiences at Pettit Private School support a Constructivist Approach, where children construct new knowledge by "doing"; participating, hands-on, in a variety of theme-related activities.
Our staff partners with parents to awaken a child's purpose, passion and success! Working together as a team – child, teachers and parents – our purpose is to help children grow in all developmental areas: physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual. Our goal is to help prepare them for life's experiences, including the entrance into grade school, and have the ability to thrive and achieve. Ultimately, we want to help you "lay the strong foundation upon which the rest of your child's life will be built!" (Matthew 7:24-25).
A Glimpse Into Traci's Heart
I was captured by a God-revealed vision!
Having grown up around young children at my mom and dad's preschool, taught high school and middle school and worked at the collegiate level, I saw how significant one’s childhood was in helping to lay the foundation for the rest of his/her life. In 2005, God captured me with a vision: to open a school for young children to help lay this foundation. And on July 5, 2006, I began my mission in Decatur, Texas: to serve the community by providing premier child care, preschool and school-age services for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years.
The philosophy that drives the mission.
Pettit Private School believes that each child is a gift from God (Psalm 127:3), fearfully and wonderfully made(Psalm 139:14) with the awesome ability to learn and grow. We understand the importance of the formative, early years of childhood and how experiences during this time in one’s life help lay the foundation for the rest of his/her life. At Pettit Private School, we create a safe, nurturing, stimulating and fun place that encourages growth in all five areas of child development: physical, social, emotional, cognitive (intellectual) and spiritual. Working together as a team – child, teachers and parents – our purpose is to help children grow in all developmental areas. Our goal is to help prepare them for life's experiences, including the entrance into grade school, and have the ability to thrive and achieve.
God is in the small stuff...and it all matters!
The business was established on Psalm 127:1: “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless”. God is my highest priority, and I let him do the building of the schools; he is their foundation. I understand that “unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones” (Luke 16:11); therefore, I aim to be faithful and committed to God in every aspect of this business that He has charged me. What an honor it is to work for the Lord! I strive to be a servant leader, serving the mission and leading by serving those on mission with me!
I invite your family to come grow with us!
Traci Pettit 🙂