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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.
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.
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.
Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.
Certifications: Director's Credential
I have over a year 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. I cannot wait to meet you and your family!
Education: General A.A.
Certifications: CDA Equivalent
I've been working in the early childhood education field since 1989, 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!
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
I've been an early childhood educator since 2005 and have been working for the Learning Care Group since 2018. I truly enjoy working with young children and their families and look forward to meeting you and yours!