Your School La Petite Academy on Mapledale Blvd

La Petite Academy on Mapledale Blvd

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy, located in Tampa, FL! My name is Jessica DeMott and I am the Academy Director here at La Petite Academy Mapledale. We are a NECPA accredited Preschool school serving the Carrollwood and Northdale areas. We provide childcare and education for children ages six weeks though 12 years.

We host the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) We have an outstanding staff dedicated to our children and families, with an abundance of teaching experience. We have an exceptional group of teachers who offer loving care, and superior preschool programs to provide the perfect foundation for learning and development.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

Early childhood education is an especially important time for children to build the foundation for the rest of their lives. As educators we know how important it is to give each child the individualized care and attention they need to succeed. Our curriculum has been designed to meet the developmental needs of each age group and our programs allow time for skill-based learning through play and hands on exploration. Our teachers are committed to helping your child master all of those important milestones.

Schedule a tour today of our La Petite Academy in Tampa, FL at Mapledale! You'll love what you see!

Here's what people have to say

4.71 out of 5 stars
Great staff. They care about my child and want to see him succeed.
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My daughter knowledge has improved a lot.Her communication level particularly grammar, writing skills, Literacy level, math knowledge are growing at rapid pace. We are so happy about her growth and development.
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We have had a wonderful experience with this school. Teachers are prompt to reply to online requests through the app. They seem genuinely happy to see my child and she is happy to go with them. The director and assistant are knowledgeable and know my child well, always greeting her and saying goodbye affectionately. Our priority is for our child to feel safe and loved and she receives that care at
La Petite - Mapledale!
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They have been very accommodating and great to work with! Our experience has been very positive!!
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I love the school and the staff. Communication is great and my children adore their teachers. My children are learning and happy.
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I think the school is really good in many levels. The teachers are loving and nurturing and I feel comfortable in saying that the teachers are very much involved in the kids’ education and learning process. This is an excellent school and I hope the group of people that work at the school at this time, stay the same because I feel they are all caring and loving to the children.
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As of right now I have an infant (shes 3months old) the newborn/infant room is perfect the way its being ran by the teachers/caretakers. I am very pleased with them especially Migdalia Santiago at the Mapledale location in tampa. She is absolutely amazing with my daughter and the rest of the kids in the room. I love her caring and loving with all the children. My daughter at 3 months old loves her
and looks forward to seeing her every morning at time of drop off!
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Our Programs


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

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:

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

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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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.

Meet Our Staff

Jessica DeMott , Director

Education: CDA

Certifications: Director's Credential, VPK endorsed, CPR/First Aid certified,

My name is Jessica DeMott, and I am your Director here at The Mapledale La Petite. I have a passion for providing children with developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment. I can't wait for the opportunity to meet you and help promote a lifelong love of learning.

Meet Our Staff

Andrea Thurman, Team Lead

Education: Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, MAT

I have been working in the early childhood education industry for over 15 years and love to see children grow! Seeing them break through challenges and hit milestones in each age group is amazing!

Meet Our Staff

Kristen Elliott, Assistant Director

Education: B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR /First Aid

I have been working with children since 2011, and have found that one of my favorite parts of working with children is that "light bulb moment", when what you have been trying to teach them finally clicks. There is no better feeling then knowing that I was a part of helping that child reach that moment, and watching them grow from that experience. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Local School Phone Number: 813.962.4922813.962.4922 License #: CHC110083