A Brighter Community Pre-school

Address: 1613 North Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-6830 Email: NO EMAIL Website: http://www.abrightercommunity.org/

More than just childcare, A Brighter Community (ABC) has been a neighborhood resource for more than 90 years; in fact, it is the oldest non-profit pre-school still running in the Tampa area. ABC is a United Way supported and a nationally accredited preschool and family support center serving economically and environmentally at risk children, ages 3 – 5 years.

We serve 3, 4, and 5 year-old children who are at-risk for school failure and have developmental delays due to the effects of poverty. The parents and caregivers of these children are faced with challenges of housing, employment and nutrition, as well as meeting the daily needs of their children. The program provides support to approximately 125 families annually whose average income is well below the national guidelines for poverty. We provide our students Preschool, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Developmental Evaluation Programming. The programs we offer are: Preschool Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Financial Literacy classes (for parents) Developmental Evaluations. A Brighter Community is a School Readiness provider, and participates in Quality Counts for Kids, a voluntary continuous quality improvement program sponsored and funded by the early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.

Also, A Brighter Community is a member of the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, the Early Childhood Professional Development Collaborative, the Tampa Preschool Partnership for Language and Literacy Acquisition, and is an active partner in the Hillsborough County Infant Mental Health Initiative. We are located in the Tampa Heights area, and specifically serve children who reside in this location.

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