Your School La Petite Academy on Paula Drive

La Petite Academy on Paula Drive

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational daycare in Tampa, FL! My name is Disney Hernandez and I am the academy director. I have been with La Petite since 2007. I have more than 22 years’ experience in early learning education.

Our school provides educational options and choices for children of every age and stage through our Infant care, Preschool and Before- and After-School program. Our teachers help make each child's learning experience fun and enjoyable every day. This center is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for our families. We have an outstanding staff that is dedicated to our children and families here in Tampa. We have taken some significant steps to upgrade our school to ensure that our children have the most up-to-date and engaging learning environment.

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 of our amazing La Petite Academy in Tampa, FL! We look forward to meeting you!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
My son is happy healthy and enjoys himself at this school
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I've never been more happy and comfortable with another child care provider
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Attentiveness and caring. Thank you for all you do and patience.
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The staff have been very warm and welcoming and have cheered my son on for his milestones.
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My child loves the school.The teachers and the administrator are very kind and professional. That makes me feel grateful with the school. I recommend it.
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I love this school. Glad i decided to enroll her at la petite. Best decision’m
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Very friendly staff, genuinely care about my child's learning and development.
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I’ve seen such a great improvement in my child’s social interaction. The director and teachers have been amazing and have made me feel very comfortable with my child’s transition into this school.
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We are very thankful that La Petite has taken such great care of our son and truly has assisted in his growth and development .
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Great teachers, very clean. My kids love going to school here.
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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:

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

Disney Hernandez, Director

Education: Director Credential Level II, VPK Endorsed

Certifications: Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), Pediatric CPR and First Aid

I have dedicated my professional life to early childhood education since 1999. My goal as a director is to guarantee a high-quality service to our children and families. I feel proud to be able to provide my services to the community and help to form good citizens.

Meet Our Staff

Dianerys Cespedes, Assistant Director

Certifications: Working on FCCPC, 45 Hours Child Care Facility, CPR and First Aid

Working in early education has always been my passion. I feel committed to the development of the children in my care. It is a pleasure for me to be able to serve families in the formation and education of their children.

Meet Our Staff

Aracelis Irizarry, Team Lead

Certifications: Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), 45 HRS Child Care Facility, CPR and First Aid

As a teacher, I am committed to the education, well-being and good nutrition of the children under my care. My objective as a team lead is to coach and support my coworkers in anything they need. I have been in this field for more than five years.

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Local School Phone Number: 813.885.2215813.885.2215 License #: C HC 110049