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La Petite Academy of Tampa

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

Did you know you may qualify for new child care benefits? Get the details about the 2021 stimulus package and how it can benefit working families.


Welcome to Our School

Our La Petite on Humphrey Street has a great staff dedicated to the individuality of every child. We educate infants, toddlers and two year olds. We inspire our early Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and VPK classes. We also encourage discovery in our Before- and After- School-Age program and our winter break, spring break and summer camps. For our School-Age class we've implemented Prep Lab, designed to support distance learning and bridge the gap from missed educational time. We aspire to challenge young minds to re-imagine a bright future for us all.

During these uncertain times we are adapting to best meet each new challenge as it arises. Health and safety have always been top priority and we have enhanced our practices. We are greeting everyone; staff, parents and children, at the door. Everyone has their temperature taken and a wellness check before entering our school. Drop off and pick up of our kids happens at the door to limit exposure inside. Our family style dining has been suspended and children are served pre-plated meals. All adults in the building must wear facial coverings. Children aged 2 or more have the option of wearing a mask during playtime. Our cleaning, hygiene and sanitation guidelines are consistent with CDC and state standards including implementing proper hand washing throughout the day.

Our school is committed to partnering with our families. We use the brightwheel mobile app to stay in continuous communication throughout the day. We are excited to share that this fall we will be going live! Our WatchMeGrow live video streaming is coming soon! We encourage parent involvement by asking for guest readers and have many family events throughout the year (‘Trunk or Treating’, Winter Gala, Spring Fling).

We invite you to find out more about our amazing school, our new Prep lab program for School-Age kids to keep the learning going, our other classrooms and our teachers. Come join in the fun and be a part of our La Petite family.

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
I personally love my school my daughters teacher is the best. She knows how to talk to my daughter and get her to calm down if she is upset. My daughter absolutely loves her teacher
Seeing my daughter being so happy to attend to school everyday and sharing with us something new she has learned each day, it makes us feel great to have chosen the right school for her VPK program.
I’ve seen progress in my daughters speech and social development in the past six months and is the main reason we enrolled her since she’s an only child. The location is great for us too and I like the staff a lot. The Halloween party was fun as well!
Teachers and staff are great! My son enjoys school and loves his teachers. Very happy my son attended VPK here!
We love the teachers, especially Ms. Vanina. She is so sweet and cares for our little girl. Melinda has been nothing but helpful and accommodating.
I love the communication the school has and the bright wheel app. The staff is friendly and my son loves his teacher and class!
Great daycare.......great teachers, always feel good when I drop off my daughter.
I chose this school because of the atmosphere as well as the director Ms. Melinda. The brightwheel app is a way to stay in tune with your childs day, even when you're not there. This was my sons first school setting and I am more than comfortable with La Petite. They make the decision easier than normal. My son has always been with family and smaller children within the family. He feels comfortable
with his teacher Ms. Tammy, he wouldn't even let her change his pull-up when he first started! He is now in underwear, in less than a month. They have helped with social skills as well as preparing him for the next phase in his education.
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My son enjoys going to school every weekday and then telling me what he did on the car ride home. The teacher and other staff are great and my son has progressed so much, both mentally and socially. I’m very happy with our decision to have him attend this school for VPK. Thank you for all you do!!

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:

Gymnastics, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free daily, 4-hour program that includes breakfast and lunch, with the option of extended wrap care. This full-day learning experience enhances your child’s school readiness journey. Every child who turns 4 by September 1 may be eligible for free VPK. Schedule a tour to learn more.

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Melinda Deady, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, CDA

Watching children's eyes light up when they make the connection and learn something new is why I love my job. Early on as a teacher, I could only see this in my students. Now as a Director, I get the privilege to help my teachers light up the whole school.

Meet Our Staff

Johanna Bernal, Assistant Director

Certifications: Director's Credential, Staff Credential, CDA, First Aid and CPR

I enjoy working in the childcare field. I feel most successful when I help our teachers be successful in a stimulating and challenging environment. I continuously strive to meet the standards that La Petite set to be the best.

Meet Our Staff

Deanna Smith, Team Lead

Certifications: CDA, First Aid and CPR

I enjoy being part of early education and watching children learn and grow everyday. Seeing children engaged in learning experiences is so rewarding. I love traveling and spending time with my family, and my cat, Garfield.

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 813.933.1687813.933.1687 License #: C HC 110111