The Rosa Valdez Early Learning Center and Lab School is located in the heart of Old West Tampa at 1802 N Albany Avenue, Tampa 33607 (convenient to downtown just off I275 at the Armenia exit).

The Center is open M-F from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

Come see why generations of families have trusted the Rosa Valdez Center to help their children learn and grow since 1892!

We Accept

  • Ages 6 weeks-5 years – Classrooms are age and developmentally appropriate
  • Eckerd Early Head Start
  • VPK Vouchers
  • School Readiness Vouchers Accepted
  • Private Pay Students

We Offer

  • FREE Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snack
  • Diapers & Wipes provided
  • Friday Chapel Service with Students and Families
  • Early Intervention Program ASQ and ASQSE Assessments
  • Family Matters! – a program that encourages parent support and provides FREE workshops, community building and parents as teacher mentoring.

What Makes Us Different?

  • Low Teacher-to-Student Ratios 
  • Degreed Staff
  • NAC Accreditation
  • Positive Behavior Support – a partnership with the University of South Florida
  • Early Literacy Matters – a partnership with Hillsborough Community College

Tuition Rates

The Rosa Valdez Center is able to offer quality care at affordable prices because of generous donations from our fundraising efforts that offset every child’s tuition.  The Rosa Valdez Center accepts VPK and School Readiness Vouchers and never charges additional fees over and above the School Readiness Rate.  The Center is also  part of the Eckerd Early Head Start program providing income eligible childcare for up to 20 children.  Cornerstone also provides a limited number of Childs Chance for Change Sliding Scale Scholarships each year to income eligible families who are working and going to school but do not qualify for any other assistance.

Infants (6wks-12 months)

Full Time

$185.00 per week

PartTime

$137.70 per week

1 Year Olds (12-24 months)

Full Time

$170.00 per week

PartTime

$117.00 per week

2 Year Olds (24-36 months)

Full Time

$160.00 per week

PartTime

$87.60 per week

3 Year Olds (36-48 months)

Full Time

$130.00 per week

PartTime

$82.20 per week

4 year Olds (48-60 months)

Full Time

$125.00 per week

PartTime

$84.00 per week

Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) Wrap (noon-6pm)

Full Time

$50.00 per week

PartTime

$10.00 per day