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Best Preschools
in Tampa

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored preschools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best preschools in Tampa, FL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Child’s Haven Preschool

A Child’s Haven Preschool is a preschool in Valrico, Florida. They are fully accredited, with 19 years of excellence in serving the children of their local neighborhoods. At A Child’s Haven, children will learn in a safe and nurturing environment, build confidence with a challenging curriculum, enjoy arts and crafts along with art and music appreciation, stay fit with physical education, and prepare for success in future academics.

Valrico, FL 33594


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Alphabet Learning Center

Alphabet Learning Center is a preschool in Tampa, Florida, providing quality care and education for over 25 years. Their programs include toddlers, two-year-old class, three-year-old class, V.P.K., after school care, summer camp, Cornerstone food program, and Quality Counts for Kids. The Alphabet Learning Center is family owned and managed, with a professional staff that exceeds all state and local regulations.

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Bridges Preschool

Bridges Preschool is a preschool in Tampa, Florida, offering the WEE Learn curriculum, a faith-based curriculum. WEE Learn incorporates at least one Bible story with each theme, providing guidance and activities appropriate to each child’s stage of development by providing language, reading, writing, science, and math skills along with phonological awareness. Bridges Preschool is a nationally accredited, high-performing VPK school.

Tampa, FL 33615


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Ecopia Day School

Ecopia Day School is a preschool in Lutz, Florida, with several programs to suit multiple age groups. For infants 3-15 months of age, they offer the infant classroom. The toddler group includes children from 15 months to 24 months of age. Their early preschool group includes 2 to 3 year-olds. The traditional preschool group is for 3 and 4 year-olds. The oldest group at Ecopia is their pre-kindergarten or pre-K class. They strive to be a collaborative community of children, teachers, and families, learning and working together.

Lutz, FL 33549


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First Discoveries Academy

First Discoveries Academy is a preschool in Brandon, Florida, founded in 2008, serving the Brandon/Valrico areas and beyond. They serve children ages 2 to 12. First Discoveries Academy offers eco-healthy, nature-inspired early learning programs. Their programs include play-based learning, VPK and Pre-K, kindergarten/ primary class, summer VPK, summer camp, and explore and play. This great school has a staff of dedicated, knowledgeable teachers.

Brandon, FL 33511


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First Discoveries Child Development Center

First Discoveries Child Development Center, LLC is a preschool in Tampa, Florida, with an additional location in the Brandon/Valrico area. Their curriculum includes the "Discovery Club" school age, Voluntary PreK/ VPK, preschool programs, and toddlers. First Discoveries Child Development Center is South Tampa's premier early learning program.

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Keystone Christian Preschool

Keystone Christian Preschool is a preschool in Odessa, Florida. They provide superior preschool and child care programs for young children, teaching them of God's love in a safe, nurturing environment. Their well-qualified staff is eager to meet your child and be a part of his/her early learning experience. Keystone Christian Preschool builds a strong foundation for their students.

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Land of Learning Academy

Land of Learning Academy is a private preschool in Tampa, Florida, established in 1981. Their classes include martial arts: tae kwon do, ballet classes, acrobatics classes, and tap classes. They became a nationally accredited school in 1996 and have carried a Gold Seal Quality of Day Care. Land of Learning Academy won 2015 Best of Tampa- Child Care Services Award.

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Learning Gate PreSchool

Learning Gate PreSchool is a preschool in Lutz, Florida, established in 1983. Their curriculum revolves around the natural world. Their programs and rates include full-time care - $180/week, afterschool care - $60/week, half day programs, and VPK. Learning Gate is a safe haven for children, building a fertile foundation for optimum learning.

Lutz, FL 33549


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Lil Pal's Preschool

Lil Pal's Preschool is a preschool in Tampa, Florida. The mission of Lil Pal's Preschool is to provide a warm and encouraging atmosphere for their students. Their programs include one-year-olds, two-year-olds, three-year-olds, four-year-olds, VPK program, and after school program. Lil Pal's Preschool is an Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment, and have earned the Quality Care Gold Seal.

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Montessori Early Learning Center

Montessori Early Learning Center is a preschool in Tampa, Florida. They are a privately-owned and family-run Montessori preschool, operated by Joyce Soukup and her daughter, Jackie Maczuga. For more than 3 decades, they have been nurturing and educating children with a great preschool education. Their programs include Montessori academic program, voluntary pre-kindergarten, toddler program, and preschool. Montessori Early Learning Center carries the child care license # CHC 431371.

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New Horizon Private School

New Horizons Private School is a preschool in Palm Harbor, Florida. It is a developmentally appropriate setting, offering computers, field trips, and VPK. They accept elementary students, from kindergarten through fifth grade. New Horizons Private School won the 2012 Patch Reader’s Choice Award, and accept the McKay Scholarship and the Florida Pride Scholarship.

Palm Harbor, FL 34683


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Preschool Readers

Preschool Readers is a preschool in Tampa, Florida. They offer services the Hillsborough County and Pinellas County areas. Preschool Readers also serves the New Jersey areas of Monmouth County and Mercer County. Their preschool reading specialists are committed to developing confidence and a passion for reading in the preschooler by maximizing their potential through in-home accelerated reading instruction.

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Primavera Preschool

Primavera Preschool is a preschool in Tampa, Florida. Their curriculum offerings include infants to VPK offering VPK, summer VPK, after school care, summer camp, infant care, and preschool ages 1-5. Primavera Preschool also offers an extracurricular enrichment program which includes APCO All-Pro Cheer and Dance, Tumbles Gymnastics Program, Build and Play, Webby Dance Company, Giggle Bytes, and Extreme Youth Sports. Primavera Preschool believes there is nothing greater than a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of a job well done.

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Sun Coast Academy

Sun Coast Academy is a preschool in Tampa, Florida, established in 1977. They offer infant care, PreK3 and toddler care, VPK programs, and an after school program. They also offer first-rate infant care, a warm and trusting environment, extended hours of operation- 6:30 am - 6 pm M-F, an effective physical education program, voluntary pre-kindergarten/VPK classes, a fully–trained staff in infant/child first aid and CPR, and more. Suncoast Academy is currently working on the Quality Counts for Kids program, which helps centers go above and beyond Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing standards.

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The Montessori House Day School

The Montessori House Day School is a preschool in Tampa, Florida. They offer toddler, preschool to kindergarten, lower elementary and upper elementary classes. Soccer, piano, art club, science club, dance, karate, and Spanish are some of the after-school activities that are also offered. The Montessori House Day School was the first school in the United States to gain accreditation by the American Montessori Society in 1982.

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Time of Wonder Academy

Time of Wonder Academy is a preschool in Tampa, Florida, established in 1996. Time of Wonder Academy/ TOW is more than a preschool, it’s an early learning academy where they emphasize the well-being and education of the children in their care. In the center, parents will discover that their programs have been carefully designed for those precious early years. Their goal at Time of Wonder has always been to love, educate and inspire while serving children, parents, and the local community.

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Village Early Learning Center

Village Early Learning Center is a preschool in Brandon, Florida. Their programs include infant: 6 weeks–12 months, toddler: 12–23 months, twos: 24–30/36 months, young threes: 30–36 months, preschool: 3–4 years, pre-kindergarten | Brandon’s Premier VPK Program: 4 -5 Years, S.T.E.A.M. Adventure Club, and School Break Adventure Camps- summer, winter, and spring break. Village Early Learning Center is a Top Rated VPK in Hillsborough County.

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Westtown Christian Academy

Westtown Christian Academy is a Christ-centered nursery and preschool in the Westchase area of Tampa, Florida. Their programs include infants, toddlers, preschoolers, nature’s classroom, and summer. Westtown Christian Academy utilizes a High Reach Learning curriculum approach that does not utilize typical drill and practice with paper pencil activities in early childhood education. Their goal is to ensure the achievement of each individual by providing meaningful learning opportunities.

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