First Discoveries Child Development Center

Nature-Inspired Early Learning Program

Exploring gardens and recording our findings is just one way that our we help connect children to nature. It is amazing how many details children notice in the garden! We learn about the life cycle of plants and insects, and we taste vegetables that we have grown ourselves!

Teaching is an Act of Joy

When the children were experimenting with how to jump over bamboo, Ms. Jennifer couldn't resist getting in on the fun! It's just one of the many ways that we work hard and play hard ... all at the same time!

Easel Painting in the Outdoor Classroom

Learning happens everywhere! The outdoor classroom offers many opportunities for children to explore and learn. This activity, and many others, provide opportunities for teachers to truly impact children with meaningful activities everyday.

Continuous Professional Development

It's not just the children that are learning at First Discoveries ... our staff have opportunities to engage in continuous professional development, including attending state and national conferences and participating in engaging on-site training.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Each day presents opportunities for teamwork and collaboration! Join a school family that loves to work and play together!

About First Discoveries Child Development Center

First Discoveries is a family-owned and operated school with two locations: Brandon/Valrico and South Tampa. The school was established in 2008 by Cindy McConnell, who holds a masters degree in Early Childhood Education and National Board Certification.

Our Mission:
We will provide high quality early learning programs that nurture children’s
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  • First Discoveries Child Development Center photo: Hands-on experiences during summer camp ... holding a real star fish!  Amazing!
  • First Discoveries Child Development Center photo: Children visit and take care of the goats at our Brandon campus.
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1311 Brooker Rd
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