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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. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Thank you for visiting La Petite Academy educational daycare in Tampa, FL! My name is Kimberly Sewell and I am the director. I started with La Petite Academy in 1995 and have my A.A. degree as well as 25 years of experience as a teacher and manager.

Our academy, which was established in 1986, provides both infant care and preschool programs and is deeply rooted in our community. We are accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, which means that the standards we follow are higher than the State of Florida's Child Daycare Licensing Standards.

We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open door policy for our parents. We plan a lot of events for our families to participate in and we work hard to ensure that families meet each other and develop strong relationships.

We have an outstanding staff that is dedicated to our children and families. Most of our teachers have more than 10 years of teaching experience.

Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Tampa, FL today! We look forward to meeting you!

Here's what people have to say

4.9 out of 5 stars
My son loves the afterschool care. It’s a safe and nurturing place
I have had a very good experience. I feel very comfortable with the care and love my children receive. I can’t say enough positive things.
Great, love love love Ms. Kim Betsy. They both do an excellent job
Our youngest has been enrolled since she was 3 months old and is now 5yrs. old. She went through the VPK program last year and learned so much with your teachers. We have never had an issue with the staff, everyone treats our 2 children well, especially Ms. Luze. Thank you all.
I have had an overall wonderful experience with this school. Both the director and assistant director are amazing. The team lead is great too!
The Directors and The infant teachers are amazing. Ms. Robyn and Ms. Rahiq are so awesome! They made my daughter feel safe and took such great care of her. They were so well organized and on top of things in that classroom!
La Petite at Regents is absolutely amazing. You feel the warm welcome from the moment you walk in the door. Starting with the friendly and helpful management team, to the communicative staff. My children love coming here.
The school is very clean free of germs. Teachers are well qualified.My child has improved so much by attending this academy
They are good and responsible. My son like going to school every morning.
I have had a wonderful experience with La Petite. My son has been enrolled since he was 3 months old and he loves it there. They do an amazing infant curriculum with frequent outside playtime, art crafts and development. The caregivers in the infant room look after him like a mother would with lots of positive reinforcement and affection. He is so happy when we get to school and he sees all his friends!
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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, 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.

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.

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Meet Our Staff

Kimberly Sewell, Director

Education: A.A. Degree, Directors Credential, CDA, 45 DCF Hours

When I started with La Petite Academy 23 years ago as a teacher, it taught me the foundation I needed to grow with the company. I have always had a true passion for the care and education of children. Watching children learn and grow is the most rewarding experience to have.

Meet Our Staff

Ami-Linda Torres, School Education Manager

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Certifications: Florida Department of Education Teacher ESE K-12, Speech Pathologist Assistant, Infant-Toddler Developmental Specialist

I previously worked with children ages birth to five years old as an infant-toddler developmental specialist, a speech pathologist assistant, and as a special education teacher. I am passionate about working with children and using my expertise to provide their caregivers with strategies to help students reach their greatest learning potentials.

Meet Our Staff

Betsy Clotter, Assistant Director

Education: CDA, 45 DCF hours

I joined La Petite Academy in 2015. After spending two years teaching, I was excited to expand my role as a team lead. I love leading the school, challenging and supporting staff and children to be the best they can be. It is the success of every child in this school that makes my job rewarding.

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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: 813.973.4524813.973.4524 License #: C HC 110259