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La Petite Academy of Tampa

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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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. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy, located in Tampa, FL! We are a NECPA accredited school serving the Carrollwood and Northdale areas. We provide child care and education for children ages six weeks though 12 years. We host the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) and serve school-aged children before and after school. Our Prep Lab program from School-Agers supports them through distance learning as we prepare them for the upcoming school year. We have an outstanding staff dedicated to our children and families, with an abundance of teaching experience.

In this challenging and uncertain time, we remain committed to doing everything possible to support our community and to provide families with peace of mind. That starts with providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for your child when they're away from home. We are closely following guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local officials and health authorities, as we take extreme care to maintain a safe, healthy school environment.

Our Current health and safety practices include:

*Screening staff and children upon arrival for temperature, symptoms

*Providing protective face coverings for all staff members to wear when working with children

*Having parents remain in common areas only

*Enhancing our already rigorous cleanliness and hygiene practices ( more frequent, longer hand washing; cleaning and sanitizing surfaces and items in classrooms)

We are excited to offer live streaming video, you'll be able to view your child's classroom on any smart device or computer, to see them learn, play, and grow every day, all day.

*Live streaming video

*Encrypted and tightly controlled

*Every account authorized individually

*Intuitive and easy to use

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.
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.
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!!
I love the school and the staff. Communication is great and my children adore their teachers. My children are learning and happy.
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.
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

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

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

Tonya Hunter, Director

Education: B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Director's Credential, CPR/ First Aid

I have a passion for ensuring that each child receives the best education possible, every single day. I take pride in making sure that the children and families are in an understanding and supportive environment. Working for La Petite Academy is such a fulfilling experience!

Meet Our Staff

Heather Rambo, Assistant Director

Education: B.S. in Health and Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, MAT

I have been working in the Early Childhood Education industry for over 10 years and love to see children grow! Seeing them breakthrough challenges and hit milestones in each age group is amazing!

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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: 813.962.4922813.962.4922 License #: CHC110083