Sunrise Children’s Services

“We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture.” ~ Andrew S. Garner

About Sunrise Children’s Services, Inc.

Sunrise Children’s Services Early Childhood Education Preschool Program has been providing high quality services to families with typically developing children, children with developmental disabilities and those “at-risk” for developmental delays for over 28 years. We offer a fully licensed and NAC-accredited developmental preschool and provide programming focused on a child’s cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development. Our students learn and play in an inclusive, all-abilities learning environment.

Our national accreditation with The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs demonstrates our commitment to quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. We also are a Gold Seal Quality Care Program. This program acknowledges child care facilities that are accredited by a nationally recognized association and whose standards reflect quality child care.

Our classrooms use The Creative Curriculum, a project-based module designed to support investigations in science and social studies while developing skills in literacy, math, the arts, and physical development. This customizable curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning with an emphasis on responding to a child’s learning style. The Creative Curriculum not only makes learning exciting, but relevant for every child. Weekly lesson plans are created that are individualized to meet each child’s learning style. Students learn best when lessons match their interest and individual abilities. Individualized lesson plans and instruction are critical to reach each one of our students.

Community Resources

Hillsborough County Healthcare Plan - a comprehensive free managed care program for Hillsborough County residents with limited income and assets who do not qualify for other health care coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid. The program is funded by a special sales tax and administered by Hillsborough County. There are no premiums or copays for services covered by the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan.

Covid-19 Response

All employees complete a daily health check questionnaire and temperatures are taken upon arrival and departure

All parents wear masks during drop off and pick up

Daily temperatures are documented for all children

Hand sanitizer provided for children and families, although not a substitute for handwashing, and children are assisted with handwashing immediately upon entering the classroom


Rates for the Early Childhood Education Preschool Program are as follows:


6 weeks to 11 months

$350Per Week

Kitty Cats

12 - 23 Months

$300Per Week

Blue Birds

24 months

$275Per Week


3 Years Old

$225Per Week

Brown Bears

4-5 Years Old

$210Per Week


5-8 Years Old

$185Per Week

Funding Options

School Readiness, VPK, Private Pay, Gardiner Scholarship, ChildCare Aware funding accepted.

Voluntary Pre – Kindergarten (VPK)

There are also openings available for our VPK Program. Those children aged 4-5 years old and who qualify can join the program for free from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you are interested in all-day VPK, the cost is $125 per week for the extended hours of 12:00 to 5:30 pm. We also have after-school care available (transportation not provided by Sunrise) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for $125 per week. Children must be enrolled in public school and be between the ages of 3 through 8 years of age. Registration Fee for all programs - $100.



• Serves children 6 weeks to 11 months

• Provides children the nurturance, support, and care that promotes cognitive, language, social, and emotional development

Kitty Cats

• Serves children ages 12 months to 23 months

• Focuses on building trusting relationships, communication skills, confidence, and self-esteem

• Parents and teachers work together on compatible, consistent routines that will lead to success for the child

Blue Birds

• Serves children age 24 months

• Focuses on developing their receptive and expressive language skills, fine and gross motor skills, social/emotional skills, and sensory skills

• Parents and teachers will work together on compatible, consistent routines that will lead to success for the child


• Serves children age 3-years old

• Includes structured lesson plans to guide these children as they become problem solvers and lifelong learners

• Learning centers are set up around the room to provide opportunities for children to freely choose an activity and work with other children as they develop early literacy and math skills, creativity, and science exploration

Brown Bears

• Serves children 4-5 years old

• Teachers plan activities that support children’s ever-changing interests, and the children design and work together to develop projects using a real-world application of basic and higher-level thinking skills

• Introduction and emphasis on academic subjects such as alphabet and phonics skills, mathematical thinking skills, and handwriting skills


• Serves children 5-8 years old (Summer Only)

• Friendships, fun and adventure start at Camp!

• Sunrise Children’s Summer Camp offers campers the opportunity to try something new while they build character through values-based activities that exemplify thoughtfulness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

• Summer Camp incorporates traditional camp activities like outdoor games, art projects, sports, plus a variety of special activities throughout the week.

Contact Us

1114 W. Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: (813) 239-1179

Fax: (813) 237-3091