Great Hope Preschool (GHP) is developmentally appropriate in its approach to early childhood care and education. The first location opened in October 2014 in Wesley Chapel, Florida. In the winter of 2018 our Lake Magdalene location in Tampa opened, in an effort to go back to the GHP roots the Tampa Location sol in July 2023. In the summer of 2020 GHP assumed the operations of the childcare center, previously TodayCare Children's Center, located on PHSC's West Campus at 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey. GHP operated this program almost to the end of the three year term and closed in January 2023. Our program provides each child with the opportunity to attach firmly to a warm, responsive, appropriate, and consistent adult during the early years of your child’s life. We believe that children learn best by active exploration of their learning environment through play. Play is the foundation for academic learning and discoveries. According to Jean Piaget’s theory, learning is established through play and exposure to a variety of experiences. We believe that a home away from home should provide a warm, positive, understanding, safe, secure, and loving, place for a child to play and learn. Children are individuals with unique and special needs. Reach out to learn more, and enroll with us today!
Great Hope Preschool
-Learning Through Play-
Currently GHP does not have a physical location at this time.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided (Formula and Jar Food for Infants)
The infant program is designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the infants we serve. ... The components of a quality infant/toddler curriculum are based on: close, caring relationships with a primary caregiver. Predictable routines and environments. Infants is currently offered at the Lake Magdalene and PHCC locations.
Toddlers - Ages One Year to Two Years
At this age, your child is learning at a rapid rate. Each activity is purposeful and intentionally planned based on the teachers’ observations of each child and your child’s needs as well as their interests.
Community involvement and engagement produces long-term benefits. It gives children a sense of belonging and is crucial to the building of their identity. Children are gifted the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve greatness through their community.
Families are the keystone that holds the educational framework together. When parents foster an atmosphere of learning and collaborate with educators, the entire educational system benefits, from students to teachers to parents themselves. Parents receive program updates via a private Facebook group, Learning Genie and Google Invites.
Our infant program includes healthy formula and baby food at no extra cost. We provide Parent's Choice™ Advantage® Infant Formula milk-based and soy based baby formula with iron that is a sole source of complete nutrition for your little one's first year.
Learning Genie helps parents to stay involved in children’s early learning. For more information click here.
Receive instant updates on your child’s day at school: pictures/videos, activities, mood, books, songs, school reminders and daily routines (diaper, meal, nap for infant/toddlers). Never miss a moment.
Stay on top of important school events and reminders from teachers: all automatically synced with your calendar.
Access songs and books used during class! All at your fingertips. Extend interactive learning at home, and establish a greater relationship with your child.
Receive multimedia parenting tips and best practices recommendations from educators – customized for your child’s needs from his/her teacher
Email Daily Reports
Receive a beautiful email daily report about your child’s day at school. Easily shared with friends and families.
Privacy & Security
Your information is kept private in the AWS Virtual Private Cloud + SSL security license. Only you and the authorized school teachers have access to your child’s information
Consciuos Discipline and Our School Family
Inspired by a healthy family model, the School Family creates a positive school climate that is integral to academic and life success. Learn to transform school culture and create inclusive, compassionate and bully-free learning environments where every student is embraced and encouraged. GHP is working to become a Conscious discipline model school and family.
Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”
Conscious Discipline encompasses these four components, which are scientifically and practically designed for success:
Communities are rich learning laboratories. Field trips make it possible for children to see the connections between what is happening at school and in the ‘real-world’. Field trips and hands on learning make concepts more memorable.
Healthy Homemade Meals
Cutting down fat, sugar and salt. Serving whole grains, fruit and vegetables. These meals (click here for menu) incorporate food from the four main food groups – grains, protein, vegetable and fruit. Milk is served with breakfast and snack. Meals are included in tuition. GHP is CCFP sponsor program. For more information on CCFP click here
By providing both unstructured and structured experiences in nature from an early age, children build an understanding of the natural world that allows them to engage in increasingly complex investigation and knowledge building over time.
Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold
The authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system that helps teachers and administrators focus on what matters most for children’s success. Strong partnerships with families are an essential part of any high-quality early childhood education program. With Teaching Strategies, we have a wealth of tools completely devoted to helping early childhood teachers build connections between a child’s two most important worlds: school and home.
Grounded in our 38 research-based objectives for development and learning, GOLD® supports effective teaching and assessment, while providing teachers with more time to spend with the children in the program. Accessed through MyTeachingStrategies™, GOLD® automatically links teaching and assessment, making it easier to connect the dots across the most important aspects of high-quality early childhood education.
The Creative Curriculum®
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Health and Safety Practices
Medical Removal and Readmission Policy 5.A.04
-A child will be excluded from the GHP if one or more of the following condition exist:
-Illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in the program.
-Illness results in a greater care need than the child care staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of the other children.
-The child must be picked up within 45 minutes of the call for medical removal.
-The child has any of the following conditions:
Rash w/ fever or behavior change
Appearance of any: Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness (such as unusual lethargy, uncontrolled persistent coughing, irritability, difficulty breathing, wheezing or other unusual signs)
To review the entire policy please click here
Referral Bonus - Not Enrolled, That's OK!!
Not enrolled, that is ok. you do not have to have your children enrolled to receive the referral bonus. Just tell the family you are referring about our program, give your referral information to them and we will mail a check after the children have attended for three weeks. No strings!
We do our best to always offer you the lowest price, but if you find lower we will price match it. The match school must be a licensed preschool within 5 children of our capacity (55), provide meals and have similar hours. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack is provided. We do our best to always offer you the lowest price, but if you find lower we will price match it. CALL TODAY 813 -323-8030 FOR ENROLLMENT SPECIALS!
Prek - Potty Training Twos to Three Years
The prek program is designed to place learning to play and social skill building at the for front. Your child will work on developing the fundamental skills to be a good friend and explore the classroom materials appropriately. One of our favorite conversations to have with parents is how to potty train.
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) FREE
Give your child a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children children are more likely to be successful in school.
To provide quality preschool while supporting and working side by side with families.
Great Hope Preschools believes that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.
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12408 N Ola Avenue
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