What Makes Rosa Special?
The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center, a National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) Christian pre-school, provides developmentally appropriate child care and early school readiness in conjunction with family support services.  The Center is open Monday through Friday and serves children, birth to five years of age.  The center’s curriculum engages children in activities to prepare them socially and educationally for kindergarten and provides a foundation for growing strong Christian values. Although Rosa Valdez teaches and models the teachings of Christ, we admit students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin.  Through generous scholarships and school readiness vouchers, the Rosa Valdez pre-school is able to provide early childhood education to every child regardless of their ability to pay. Support services include developmental assessments, therapeutic interventions, counseling and family support.  This nationally accredited center provides high standards in quality care, with low teacher-to-child ratios, qualified staff and an enriched learning environment.
Rosa Changes Lives..... One child at a time!
For over 118 years, our mission has been to help families improve their lives: one child at a time.  Parents at a recent graduation ceremony for the Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center spoke openly and with tears of gratitude about what the center has meant in their lives.
“I’m a single mom, going to school and working, trying to make things better for my kids.  Here you can feel it’s like a family.  My son has had seizures and they treat all my kids like they’re theirs and to me that means a lot; that means that I don’t have to worry about them when I leave.”  -Janice S. “My son was a preemie and people told us he would never be a normal child.  When we brought him here, it was a total difference.  Now they see him and they’re like “is that him?”  So he came a long way.  To see him graduate; it’s real emotional, he’s accomplished something and he’s moving on.”   - Antwan J. “They’ve done so much with my kids, they were very shy and they were scared and they worked a lot with the kids.  I love this place.  They have done a lot for me and for my kids.  I’m very thankful.”   - Ada R. (As a parent) “The teachers here don’t just treat you as a regular mother, they treat you as a family member.  They want you to feel good about yourself; once you see them, they just bring you joy.”    - Luz L. “I was very, very proud that my daughter graduated from Rosa Valdez Center, because that gives me the hope that she is getting prepared for a better future.  It was the first surprise after many stages of suffering (in my personal life) to see that hat on my daughter’s head.” - B.Weah Contact Us Today! Mrs. Denise Richardson, Center Director drichardson@cornerstonefm.org 1802 N. Albany Avenue - Tampa, FL  33607 813-254-2058 ext 300 Map