(813) 689-6819

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Children’s Academy Fishhawk strives for academic excellence in a caring environment, and is the premier preschool for both Spanish Immersion and Traditional (English) Education.

Traditional (English) Program

At Children’s Academy, we nurture the whole child. Our Atmosphere is full of love and respect for each individual child’s needs. And we encourage the children to reach their full potential with our enriched curriculum. Also as part of our enrichment full-time children will receive up to 2 hours of Spanish lessons to foster bilingualism. Our program introduces children to reading, writing, scientific exploration and numbers.

Our goals are threefold:

  1. Prepare your child for the next step of his or her education
  2. Uphold good moral fiber by example and guidance
  3. Encourage the unique creativity in every child

Spanish Immersion Program

In recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, as it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.” The above quote is an excerpt from Why Bilinguals Are Smarter, written by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, science writer for The New York Times 2012.

We will introduce your child to the language through methodology of “easy and active immersion.” Your child will start with the basics and as with mastering any new skill, regular (and fun) practice makes a big difference in how quickly a child becomes comfortable speaking another language. We accept a mix of children at different levels of language proficiency including absolute beginners. Our program introduces children to reading, writing, scientific exploration and numbers.

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Preschool Lithia Benefits

Why Choose Us?

Children’s Academy was founded in 1981 in Brandon, Florida. Our goal was threefold when we began: Prepare young children for the next step of his or her education; Uphold good moral fiber by example and guidance; and encourage the unique creativity in every child.

With a thirty-six year history and a bold new vision for the future, our focus at the FishHawk school is to prepare our children to become bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural learners with strong critical thinking skills.

Special Offerings...

  • Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
  • Before and After-School Care with Transportation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Cameras
  • Key Card Entry Security Access
  • Field Trips
  • Age Specific Playgrounds
  • Fully Integrated, Age-Appropriate Preschool Curriculum

Our Staff Is Dedicated To...

Offering high-quality child care for a lasting love of learning. Our team of certified teachers and child aids focus on your child’s growth. From learning a second language to creative expression and problem solving, our hands-on program develops skilled learners.

The opportunity to master a second language comes in a very small window with young children. Give your child an academic advantage and a lifelong skill through language immersion. Call Us Today at (813) 689-6819 to find out more!

Children’s Academy Fishhawk Academic Approach

Our Vision

“A world where all children have the ability to globally communicate, relate and partner with each other to provide the necessary leadership to address, resolve and/or prevent global issues”

Our Mission

“To ensure children are linguistically, culturally and academically prepared to succeed in our global environment because together we are much stronger than apart.”

How do we accomplish our mission?

We see each child as an individual! Our staff assesses each child to identify their key strengths and opportunities. Each teacher is held to a high academic standard, a native language speaker, and is fully equipped to ensure that each child has a strong educational foundation to meet and exceed upcoming educational requirements.

We feel that each class is a building block towards a strong academic foundation and your child’s future. Our goal is to have each child reading, writing, problem solving and fluently speaking in both the selected target language and English. Read More

Why is it so important to start learning a foreign language as early as possible?

Will learning a second language interfere with my child’s ability to learn English?

Will my child become proficient in the second language? How long will that take?