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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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Keeping Families Connected

Our families mean the world to us and keeping them connected is one of our main goals. That’s why we created SproutAbout®, our exclusive family communications app that features live streaming video of the classroom and much, much more.

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. 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!

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

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.

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

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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 breakthrough challenges and hit milestones in each age group is amazing!

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Kristen Elliott, Assistant Director

Education: B.A. in Early Childhood Education

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 apart of helping that child reach that moment, and watching them grow from that experience.

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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