• (813) 926-1205

  • Welcome to Storybook Ranch

    "Together, Creating A Foundation For A Greater Tomorrow Since 1979"
  • When you step into Storybook Ranch Preschool, you will notice and environment that invites children to learn and grow.  The school was founded in 1979 by Francesca “Miss Frankie” Gardner, who fulfilled her lifelong dream of turning her childhood home, which was surrounded by woods and dirt roads, into a place where children are in a nurturing and loving environment.  They promote imaginative play that will enhance your child’s development in all areas.  The activities they offer the children make them a leader among child care facilities in the area.

    Storybook Ranch offers parent involvement programs that you,as the parent, can be involved in your child’s daily care.  It is important that beneficial relationships are formed in order to maximize the center’s quality care services.  Storybook Ranch believes in positive relationships being formed with the child as well as the parent.  There is nothing better than being able to leave your child in the hands of someone you can trust.  Therefore, they encourage parents to discuss any concerns with the staff.  Storybook Ranch Preschool is Nationally accredited by NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation), Gold Seal Approved, 4 Star rating from Hillsborough County Quality Counts for Kids, National Child Care Association, and the Florida Association for Childcare Management.  All teachers are First Aid and CPR certified.  Background checks are done before employment and every year thereafter.  All staff are required to take child abuse training. 

    At Storybook Ranch Preschool you will experience the joy of feeling at ease knowing your child is learning and playing in a well respected facility.

  • We want each parent to feel their children are getting the best care possible. Our job is to love, hug and keep each child safe, along with teaching them about the world around them. We give the children structured lesson plans and as much one-on-one attention as possible. Our staff is trained to give special care to each child. We do not discriminate against any child.

    If your child is of special needs, we will try to accommodate the curriculum to their abilities. We want to work with the parents to provide the best care for your child.

    • National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

      The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation was established in 1991 to encourage quality and recognize excellence in early childhood programs throughout the United States and other countries.

    • National Child Care Association

      To romote the growth and safeguard the interest of quality early childhood care and education focusing on licensed, private providers of these services.

    • Florida Association for Child Care Management

      FACCM is a nonprofit, professional organization of child care providers dedicated to ensuring the highest quality in the early learning industry through advocacy, education, and accreditation.

  • Our Classes

    Our preschool program has six dedicated classes
  • We provided six classes with twelve to twenty-four children each from newborn to five years of age.

  • Class begins at 9:30 a.m.  We ask that all children be here by then.  If they are not here, they may NOT come until 2:00 p.m.  It disturbs lunch and nap.

    • Ducklings
      Birth - 1 Year
      • 1-12
        Month olds
      • 12
        Class size
    • Kitties
      1 - 2 Year
      • 12-24
        Month olds
      • 12
        Class size
    • Lambs
      2 -3 Years
      • 24-36
        Month olds
      • 9
        Class size
    • Bunnies
      2.5 - 3.5 Years
      • 30-42
        Month olds
      • 24
        Class size
    • Ponies
      3 -4 Year
      • 36-48
        Month olds
      • 15
        Class size
    • Chickies
      > 4 Year
      • 48+
        Month olds
      • 12
        Class size
  • See Our Preschool Photo Gallery!

  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Our staff consists of fifteen teachers with experience in early childhood care.

    • My family loves Storybook Ranch. My son went to Storybook, and when we had our daughter there was no other place we wanted her to go. Storybook is like part of our family. The owners and teachers really care about our family. I don’t feel like my kids are just a number to them.

      Jenni T.
    • My kids are 5 ½ years apart, and they had many of the same teachers. And, I also love that they encourage diversity and inclusiveness. I am so glad we found Storybook 9 years ago. I would recommend them to anyone who wants their child to learn, have fun and get a great jump start before regular school.

      Jenni T.
    • They are wonderful with the children and really show that they care for their well being. I’ve noticed very little turn-over with the staff. It is a quaint school and every teacher there knows my kid’s names. Both my children have loved going to Storybook and I have always felt comfortable dropping them off every morning because I know they are safe and in good hands.

      Shannon G.
    • As a first time mom I was so nervous to leave my daughter with anyone. Then I met the staff at Storybook Ranch Preschool and was so grateful about the open communication and the love they have shown to my daughter. I would definitely recommend Storybook Ranch Preschool to anyone that is searching for that perfect daycare.

      Jackie R.
    • This is a wonderful school for children. The teachers here are kind and caring. I wished I had enroll my daughter here sooner. She has learned a lot since going here. Teachers are very easy to communicate with; they quickly resolve any issues that I addressed. Highly reccommended

      Ann N.
  • Contact Us

    Our mailing address and contact details
    • Mailing Address

      8401 W Linebaugh Ave,
      Tampa, FL 33625

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: (813) 926-1205

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      6:30 am – 6:30 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Open Door Tours

      Mornings, 9 am – 12 noon
      Afternoons, 3 pm – 5 pm