About Childlife

Childlife Preschool was founded in 1980 by Douglas and Shirley Robinson.  Shirley Robinson, E.C.E was a Kindergarten Teacher with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Needs minor. Our Flagship school was operated in the basement of St. John’s Anglican Church, Toronto Canada offering a half day enrichment program for children 2 and 3 years of age.

The first Childlife Preschool built in the United States was constructed in Orlando Florida and opened in 1985. Childlife Preschool offered a unique early childhood education program in a market dominated by basic ‘Day Care Centers’. The original half day enrichment program was modified to provide full day care in order to meet the needs of working families.

The Carrollwood Location opened in 1990 and the Countryway Location opened in 1995. All of our Facilities are fully Licensed by the State of Florida. And all location are Gold Seal Accredited through the Florida Association of Child Care Management.

In 2000, Childlife Corporate Solutions was founded to provide Child Care Management and Support for Corporate Child Care Centers. We managed the operations of the Ceridian Child Care Center in St. Petersburg, Florida for Ceridian Benefit Services.

Childlife Preschool provides Educational programs for children ages 12 months to 12 years of age.

We are Certified providers for the State of Florida Voluntary PreKindergarten Program and The Early Learning Coalition School Readiness Program in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Orange Counties.  We participate in the Quality Counts for Kids Program in both Hillsborough and Orange County.