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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, for elementary school students, The Prep Lab offers distance learning support, STEM projects, and more, on a flexible schedule—including a full-day option.

Welcome to Our School

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.

Here's what people have to say

4.83 out of 5 stars
The director is very responsive to my questions. My child's teachers are very caring, particularly the lead teacher Ms. Marta!
Overall most teachers care. The lady who cooks is great and very understanding:)
It's a very great school. staff is awesome.. learning curriculum is awesome.. children are very mannerable. Overall the school is great
Kim and Tiffany are very caring and nice. Kim seems to keep everything well organized. Ms. Susan seems to keep a fun atmosphere for the children. My daughter loves the songs. She also looks forward to her job each week. The job names are fun and a great way to expand the children’s vocabulary. My daughter looks forward to school every day. This makes me happy.
Great management and staff. very well managed. Great teachers
Our experience has been wonderful. Ms. Kim has been such a great asset to the school and brightens the atmosphere. And all the other women are so warm and caring from the moment you walk in the door. My son adores Ms. Tammy and Ms. Christina. It has been such a blessing to have such a great school for our son to attend.

Childtime Programs

Learn About Electives

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

Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

Give Your Child a Great Start With VPK

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. 

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Samantha Hooper, Director

Education: C.D.A.

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!

Meet Our Staff

Michelle, Team Lead

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!

Meet Our Staff

Ambrosia LeRoy, Assistant Director

Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: First-Aid/CPR

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!

Visit Us Today

Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at Childtime.


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Local School Phone Number: 904.268.1933904.268.1933 License #: C04DU0104