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Welcome to our La Petite Academy educational daycare in Tampa, FL! My name is Amanda and I am the center director. I have been with La Petite for several years as both a teacher and manager. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a Level I Florida Director's Credential.
This school here in Tampa has been open since 1988. We currently have six former students who now bring their own children here! In addition to providing superior infant care, our preschool options offer the best early education in the community. We serve neighborhoods in all of Carrollwood Village, Northdale, Plantation, and Citrus Park.
Our school is nationally accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. This accreditation also awards us a Gold Seal title with our countys Department of Childcare Licensing. We have an outstanding staff with a combined 150 years of experience in early childhood education. They all receive monthly training as well as ongoing training by the state.
I run this school like it is an extension of my own family. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment and maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to talk. We also plan a number of events for families to participate in throughout the year.
Schedule a tour of our La Petite Academy in Tampa, FL! Hope to see you soon!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
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.
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.
Education: B.A Elementary Education
Certifications: FL Level I Director's Credential, DCF 45 Hrs, Pediatrics/Adult CPR and First Aid
I began my career with La Petite Academy as a Lead VPK Teacher in 2011. Teaching children has always been a passion of mine and I enjoy challenging their ever shaping minds. I strive to make our center feel like a second home, not only to our children but their families as well.
Education: A.S Early Childhood Manangement
Certifications: DCF 45 Hrs, Pediatric/Adult CPR and First Aid
I have been with La Petite Academy for 24 years. I enjoy working with children because I love to be loved and give love in return. I also like to make a difference in a child's life. It is rewarding to see them grow not only intellectually but emotionally as well.