Cindy McConnell

  • An Eco-Healthy, Nature-Inspired Early Learning Program! First Discoveries Academy offers amazing early childhood programs that are child-centered and family-friendly, includind preschool, VPK/PreK, Kindergarten, before and afterschool care and summer camp for children ages 2 to 12.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDevelopmental Delays and Other Learning Differences
Year Founded2014

Student Body

Total Students54 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 41%
Students by GradeCindy McConnell Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
1%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • First Discoveries Academy is an Eco-Healthy, Nature-Inspired early childhood program serving children ages two to twelve years.  We have been recognized by the Children's Environmental Health Network for our commitment to creating healthy learning environments for children. 
  • We believe that children deserve to work and play in healthy, engaging classrooms and playgrounds.  Our large classrooms are filled with sunshine and open space for children to explore.  Our outdoor classroom is so much more than a typical playground, with open space to run and play and opportunities for children to engage in many interested experiences, including planting and harvesting in our gardens.   Our resident animals include five very gentle Nigerian Dwarf goats.
  • We know that children learn best in an interesting, engaging environment in which they are challenged and supported each day.  We use music, art and play-based activities enhance children's learning and development everyday.
  • Our program is Christian based, and we use music, art and stories to teach children about God's love for each one of us.  God has created an amazing world, and our goal is to help children learn to appreciate it every day!We are an inclusive program, serving all God's children. 
  • Our teachers have early childhood degrees and specialized training so that we can create positive learning experiences for all children.  We have experience working with children with developmental delays, speech/language concerns, autism, sensory processing disorder, and ADD/ADHD.  Our onsite services include collaboration with speech therapists, ABA therapists and more.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brandon
    Grades: NS-11 | 308 students
    3.8 miles
    801 Limona Road
    Brandon, FL 33510
    (813)689-1952
    3.8 NS-11
    308
  • Brandon
    Post Sunshine Ranch
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 321 students
    1.6 miles
    1350 John Moore Rd
    Brandon, FL 33511
    (813)689-3242
    1.6 PK-K
    321
  • Tampa
    Grades: NS-12 | 1033 students
    18 miles
    1515 W. Bearss Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33613
    (813)920-2288
    18 NS-12
    1033
  • Tampa
    Grades: PK-1 | 101 students
    5.1 miles
    9815 Causeway Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33619
    (813)623-3328
    5.1 PK-1
    101
  • Tampa
    Grades: NS-6 | 115 students
    11 miles
    7822 N 56th Street
    Tampa, FL 33617
    (813)988-2875
    11 NS-6
    115

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