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Our Brandon/Valrico Location

Our Brandon / Valrico location opened in the Spring of 2015, offering preschool, VPK and afterschool programs to serve local families.  Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, we offered a kindergarten program, which has since expanded into a kindergarten/primary multi-age class that serves children in grades kindergarten through second grade.  We are currently accepting enrollments of children ages three to twelve years old for preschool, VPK/PreK, afterschool and summer camp programs, and we have a limited number of spaces available for our kindergarten/primary class for next school year.


Located on Brooker Road, our school is convenient to Lumsden Road, Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Bell Shoals Road, and Bloomingdale Ave.  We are just 15 minutes from the Selmon Crosstown, for easy access to Downtown Tampa.


Our original site has served the South Tampa community since 2008.  Ms. Cindy, the owner of the programs, holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and is a National Board Certified Teacher.  Her teaching experience includes both public and private schools, preschool through second grade.  Our director, Ms. Jennifer, has earned a National CDA and is earning her early childhood degree; she is experienced teaching toddlers, preschoolers, and VPK.


We are excited to be the only early childhood program in Brandon/Valrico to be endorsed as "Eco-Healthy" by the Children's Environmental Health Network!  We are also the only school in the area to serve organic meals and snacks.  We are committed to children's healthy development, and we look forward to telling you more about our mission and values during your tour!

In October 2018, we earned the high distinction of being accredited by NAEYC.  Nationally, only 10% of early childhood programs earn this status.  Our dedicated teachers worked tirelessly to achieve accreditation, and we are very proud of them!


Visit today to learn how First Discoveries can make a difference for your family!

Endorsed as Eco-Healthy by the
Childrens Environmental Health Network

Nationally Accredited by NAEYC

First Discoveries Academy
1311 Brooker Road, Brandon, FL 33611
Phone: 813-662-9290

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