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Welcome to our Childtime in Jacksonville FL. My name is Samantha Hooper and I am the director here at our Mandarin location. I have a Child Development Associates Degree, Director's Credential and more than 15 years of experience in early childhood education.
At Childtime we pride ourselves on the health and safety of the families in our care which is why during this time of COVID crisis we have increased safety measures by requiring all adults entering the building to wear a mask and wash hands upon entering and doing temperature checks on EVERYONE entering the building.
We are really excited to announce our WatchMeGrow program which enable parents to have access to our live streaming cameras.
We are proud of our Prep Lab program which partners us with families for Virtual learning. Please stop by so we can chat with you more about our amazing programs.
Our Infant, Toddler, Twos, Early Preschool, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development. We currently serve families in the Mandarin and Bartram Park areas. Our Before-and After-School care for school-Agers currently serves Mandarin Oaks Elementary and Crown Point Elementary.
Childtime's lead teachers hold a Child Development Associate credential or higher degree. All staff maintains CPR and first aid certificates and they attend monthly training sessions to stay up-to-date on the best practices for our children. Combined, the staff has more than 140 years of experience in early childhood education.
We invite you to schedule a tour today and see why Childtime Mandarin in Jacksonville FL is considered a preferred early childhood learning center.
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.
Our first priority is making sure infants both are safe and feel safe, in a nurturing, stimulating classroom. Toys and materials allow for freedom of movement within safe boundaries, so children can explore, develop motor skills, and engage their curiosity.Learn More
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:
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.
Education: Child Development Associates
Certifications: Director's Credential, CPR and First Aid, Trauma Informed Credential, and Medication Administration Certificate
I have over 15 years of experience in child care and early childhood education and I've been with this company since 2016. I am passionate about early childhood education. Both of my little boys also attend this center. I cannot wait to meet you and your family and invite you to come be part of our amazing Childtime Family.
Education: General A.A.
Certifications: CDA Equivalent
I've been working in the early childhood education field since 1989, I worked at Childtime Eagle Harbor from 1997 - 2000, and have been with Childtime Mandarin since 2006. Come in and let me show you around our center!
Certifications: First-Aid/CPR , 45 hours ,CDA Course hours
I've been an early childhood educator since 2006. This is my first year with Learning Care group but I am excited about this new journey. I absolutely love working with young children in the early stages of their lives! I would love to meet you and have you become a part of our Childtime Family!
Education: General AA
Certifications: Directors Credential, CDA, CPR First Aid
I have over 20 years of experience in child care and early childhood education and I've been with this company since 2018. I am a passionate early educator. I am excited to meet you and your family and introduce you to our amazing Childtime Family.