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Welcome to La Petite Academy, located in Tampa, FL! We are a NECPA accredited Preschool 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) We have an outstanding staff dedicated to our children and families, with an abundance of teaching experience.
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.
Schedule a tour today of our La Petite Academy in Tampa, FL at Mapledale! You'll love what you see!
With SproutAbout, you won’t miss a thing when your child is at school with us. Take a peek at the engaging experience provided by our new app.
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
We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.
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.
SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.Learn More
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.
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!
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.
Education: AA in Elementary & Special Ed
Certifications: Advanced Life saving CPR
I have been working in the early childhood field of education for approximately five years. I have worked in center-based care as well as owning and operating my own in-home licensed preschool. I have professionally cared for children ages infant through school age. I received my associates degree in Elementary and Special Education from Indian River State College. I am currently working on my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.