985-276-4022 68480 LA-59 | Mandeville, LA 70471

About Fontainebleau Children’s Academy

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The mission of Fontainebleau Children’s Academy is to provide a safe, nurturing environment while delivering emotional, educational, and developmental needs to all children. Our compassionate teachers and support staff are committed to the educational growth of little ones from the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old.

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Sara Trautman

Onsite Director Sara Trautman

Let me take the opportunity to introduce myself as the Owner and Director of Fontainebleau Children’s Academy. I am truly excited to get to know you and your family. Now here is a little bit about me.

I have been working professionally in Early Childhood Education for over 15 years and currently own and operate Old Mandeville Preschool. I have had the pleasure of working with children of all ages and developmental ability throughout my career. My experience within all level of preschools has given me unique ability and insight into how children need to be developed and nurtured.

I come from a large family. My four sisters and I had a strong foundation of love and respect that was instilled in us by our parents. My father is a Priest in the Episcopal Church. With this calling, came the responsibility to relocate every few years. This made home more of a feeling than a place. That is until my husband Matthew and I moved to Louisiana. We fell in love with the people and culture and decided that this is where we would raise our family. We have three amazing boys. Noah, Johnathan, and our newest addition James. One of my greatest joys is being a mother and showing my children the lessons of respect and love that I received as a child.

Loving children is what I do best and I truly think it is what I was born to do. My day is always a little brighter when I see little ones smile. I get excited when I see children reach a goal or a developmental milestone that they have worked so hard to achieve. If given the opportunity I would be honored to help shape your children’s future.

It is my goal at Fontainebleau Children’s Academy to create a safe and loving environment for your children to learn and grow. I am confident with my experience that we will give your children the quality care and education that is important to you.

–Sara Trautman


  • CDA-Child Development Associate Certification
  • National Administrator Credential
  • CPR Certified
  • Medical Administration Certified

Continuing Education

  • Principles of Child Development and Learning
  • Child Development and Guidance
  • Health and Safety Certification
  • Observation and Assessing Early Childhood Development

Our Difference

From the large outdoor play area to our online portal through Sandbox Software, Fontainebleau Children’s Academy is committed to creating an experience unlike any other for both the student and parent. This commitment is what sets us apart from the rest.

Additionally, parents are given an individual code to enter through our security door and we have implemented a simple bill pay for parents and use an iPad to efficiently clock your children in and out each day. You can rest assured that your child is safe and accounted for at all times at Fontainebleau Children’s Academy. Our teachers and staff are first aid trained and certified. Yearlong continuing education for all of our teachers is implemented as well.

If you would like to learn more about our educational programs and if your child would be a great fit for Fontainebleau Children’s Academy, be sure to contact us today!


Contact Information

Fontainebleau Children's Academy
68480 LA-59
Mandeville, LA 70471
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