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Announcing Creative World!

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Starkey Ranch is excited to announce Creative World School, a leading early child education franchise brand, is developing their next Tampa area location right here in the Starkey Ranch community. With plans for a Grand Opening in the Spring of 2021, the 15,000 square foot school will offer loving care and the highest quality education for infants, toddlers, twos, preschool, pre-k, as well as children up to the age of twelve with before and after school care and summer camp programs.

This will be the second location for franchise owners Mike and Shama Colquhoun, who opened their first school, Creative World School Oakstead in 2015. As parents of three young children, they understand the importance of providing a safe, nurturing environment that fosters bonds not only between educators and children, but also between educators, parents and the local community. Currently serving over 330 children in and around the Oakstead community, the Colquhouns are committed to the development and growth of young children and strive to offer a stimulating and educational experience, while promoting each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.

“Our primary goal is to support children’s desires to be life-long learners and achievers by providing the highest level of quality care and education in the safest, most secure environment available,” said Shama. “We look forward to serving the children and families in and around Starkey Ranch by providing a unique environment that sparks curiosity and encourages learning through education, exploration and enrichment.”

The new school in Starkey Ranch will feature age-specific classrooms, multiple playgrounds which are specialized with equipment and activities for each age group, as well as a gymnasium for the school age programs. Fresh meals will be prepared daily in the on-site kitchen and state-of-the-art security systems will be included to keep every child safe and secure. Once the school reaches enrollment capacity, it will employ up to 40 teachers and support staff members through full and part-time positions. 

The centerpiece of each Creative World School is a large central atrium space known as the Exploratorium™. This unique room is where new and exciting experiences are created for the children every day. Educational themes are refreshed monthly and focus on STEAM based activities of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. At Creative World, children have the freedom to express themselves and explore their interests through a proprietary inquiry learning process. The combination of exciting discovery moments, fun educational exploration, and social interaction work together to provide an amazing experience for every little learner.

Interested families should look for informational events to be held later this year in Starkey Ranch where you can learn about the school, meet owners Mike and Shama Colquhoun, and sign up with amazing pre-opening promotional offers. As part of the Grand Opening Celebration, one lucky family will be randomly drawn who will receive free tuition for one child for an entire year! Please call the Oakstead school location at 813-803-7500 with any questions or to get additional information.

In addition to the upcoming Starkey Ranch location, Creative World School currently serves greater Tampa area families through nine other school locations. In 2020, Creative World is proud and excited to be celebrating their 50-year anniversary of providing loving and educational child care to families across five states. More information is available on our website at www.creativeworldschool.com, including information on how you can become an owner of your own Creative World School. You may also call 800-362-5940 to find out more.