In addition to sponsoring a network of over 150+ privately owned early childhood learning centers in 5 counties, Cornerstone has had its own early learning center since 1892. The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center and Lab School is one of only 2 Nationally Accredited Childcare Centers in the inner-city neighborhood known as Old West Tampa.
The Center has always set the standard for high quality care, low teacher-to-child ratios, degreed staff and an enriched learning environment. In addition to literacy based curriculum, the Center provides developmental assessments, positive behavior support, nutritious food, family support and lots of love and care for the children and families who are part of the Rosa family.
The Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center accepts School Readiness Vouchers and provides scholarships funded by the faith community, private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. The center can serve up to 72 children.