At Playtime Learning Academy we believe that all children deserve the very best that we can offer every day. Our very best includes no less than the following: highly trained professional teachers; creative, age appropriate curriculum; a bright stimulating environment; ample supply of books, manipulatives, toys, and resources for exploration and discovery. We provide quality care and exciting programs that cater to the needs of every child, both developmcntally and emotionally. Children will learn in an environment rich with creativity, free from prejudice, and safe for all.See more
Our personnel are trained, as teachers, to guide children toward their own self-discovery with hands-on fun. Young children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work, and about the world in which they live. Children need to explore daily with all their senses. Exciting development occurs as children play and this play becomes the foundation for academic learning. Play is the work of young children.
Playtime Learning Academy encourages children to be active learners who are not afraid to try out their ideas. Our goal is to help children learn through play and to become independent, self-confident learners. Playtime alternates structured and unstructured activities throughout each day. Our teachers help children to develop the ability to learn, not just in school, but throughout their lives.
Julie Banks has a Bachelor's degree in education and Spanish from the State University of NY at Geneseo. She also has a Master's Degree in education and language arts from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas. Mrs. Banks has worked as a teacher since 1991 and we are pleased to have her as a leader of staff development and educational policy at Playtime.
Julie Banks, Director
Emily Brushwood has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education from Auburn University and a Master's degree in Elementary Curriculum from the University of South Florida. Mrs. Brushwood was previously a teacher in the Hillsborough County School system and we are pleased to have her creativity and enthusiasm as she leads our curriculum development and center design team.
Emily Brushwood, Director