Quality Staff

Growing Minds Academy employs highly educated staff one of individuals who demonstrate a natural ability to work well with young children and their families. We provide structured staff development to address individual and program needs through educational opportunities, teamwork and mentoring.


All teaching staff have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Learning Experiences

We assist each child’s learning by understanding development and appropriate practices. Highly qualified staff provides individualized attention; exciting, fun and academically challenging activities; and opportunities to develop school readiness skills.

Social Growth

We foster each child’s social-emotional growth through the awareness of self and community.  We teach children valuable skills like responsibility through gardening, and confidence building through communication and etiquette through numerous field trips. We value classrooms that nurture self-expression, adaptability, respect, caring, and empathy.

About Growing Minds

Know Us Better

Growing Minds Academy is a non-profit organization that supports the betterment of the lives of children and families across Jacksonville. GMA provides better beginnings for children who might otherwise not experience high quality education and individualized attention of their needs in and outside the classroom. GMA aims to assist in obesity related prevention programs, and healthy nutrition centered regimens by offering community services, childcare curriculum and afterschool programs that promote these initiatives. At Growing Minds Academy we solely exist to plant the seeds for promising futures


What Parents Say

  • My girls have attended Growing Minds Academy from 2018-2021. The daycare, VPK and private school programs have allowed my girls to thrive and blossom even through the pandemic. The staff is amazing and caring. Huge shout outs to Mr. Tracey, Ms. Camilla, Ms. Star, Ms. Ebony, Ms. Shawntee, Ms. Rosilyn, Ms. Stephanie and all front staff. Thank you all for everything you do! As a military spouse finding dependable, reliable and trustworthy care for your children is difficult. My family has been so blessed by GMA. I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!

  • All of my children went to this daycare from babies until they were old enough to be home. Love Mrs Stephanie. She always went over and beyond. They always had fun field trips, a lot of things to do for the kids. Highly recommend

  • Excellent staff amd extremely trustworthy. Both my kids have been here since diapers and have progressed well, both academically and socially.

  • My grands go here they do an exceptional job of teaching love the staff it’s more like a family