Brandts Child Care Center - 142 Masters Drive, St Augustine, FL 32084     (904) 829-5457

  • Brandts Child Care Center
  • Brandts Child Care Center
  • Brandts Child Care Center
  • Brandts Child Care Center
  • Brandts Child Care Center
  • Brandts Child Care Center

Experience, Extended Hours

Brandts Child Care Center has been in business longer than any other child care center in St Augustine, Florida. For over 50 years, generations of St Augustine families have relied on us to keep their children safe while providing a solid academic foundation. Many of our parents who attended Brandts Child Care Center now entrust their children to our care. They know first-hand that we provide safe, caring environment while we nurture a love of learning in every child. Our teachers invite creativity and learning with a variety of materials for pretend play, reading, creating and academics.

Daily Meals, Snacks and Extended Hours

We prepare and serve a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner (for children whose parents need extended day care). No time for breakfast at home? No problem! Your child can have his morning meal with his friends. You don't have to plan, prepare and pack a lunch for your preschool child, either. We make it easy for parents with busy schedules. We'll also provide a yummy morning and afternoon snack.

Most child care centers are not open in the evenings, but we are! Every weekday, we're here until 11:30pm. We take the stress out of your child care concerns while we care for your child while you concentrate on your job.

Meet Our Director

Betty Cooper
Betty Cooper
Director, Brandts Child Care Center

Born and raised in St. Augustine, Betty comes from a large local family that love St. Augustine so much that they all still reside here. Though she has lived in Mississippi and Virginia, she is glad to be back home, closer to all of her family.

Betty has been in the child care industry for 14 years holding positions from teacher to management. She has worked at other local child care centers and joined Crowned Hart Preschools in 2016 as a director. She continues her education with ongoing training to keep current with new trends in child care. She believes in building lasting relationships with the children and parents who attend our center.

Betty and her husband, Scott, have four daughters and eight grandchildren. She enjoys cooking for and spending time with her family. Since Betty is an avid reader, you'll find her spending the rest of her free time cuddled up with a good book.

Full Service Child Care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, VPK and School-Age Students

Because we offer care for every age child, we solve your child care concerns for your entire family. You'll have one stop to drop off and pick up all of your children. With meals and snacks provided, transportation to and from school and extended hours, what could be easier? Call us to schedule a tour and enroll today!

  • Serving St. Augustine over 50 years
  • Extended hours - 6:30am to 11:30 pm
  • Nutritious meals and snacks provided
  • Transportation provided to and from school
  • Free VPK with 100% school readiness scores

Some Comments from Parents

Our Location

 142 Masters Drive, St Augustine, FL 32084
 (904) 829-5457


Enroll Today

Interested in finding out more about our daycare and preschool? Please call Brandts Child Care Center at (904) 829-5457 to arrange for a tour and inquire about available space for your child. If we have room for your child, print the Enrollment Form, fill it out and bring it to Brandts Child Care Center, along with your child's physical examination record and your child's immunization record.

Programs & Curriculum at Brandts Child Care Center

Infants

Our children begin as young as 6 weeks of age, and are nurtured in a warm and safe environment: soothing music, soft bedding and play areas, and loving hands meeting every need. They are fed, and cleaned, and cuddled to their hearts delight. They begin their learning, too. Lots of books are read to them, and songs are sung by the scores. They begin learning about sharing, and taking turns. By the time they are one-years-old, they are ready to join the ranks of the exciting world of the toddler room.

VPK & Pre-Kindergarten

By the time our students reach our VPK/ PreK class, they are ready for the most exciting adventure they will ever know: the world of learning to read. Each child learns the letters and their sounds, slowly finding these treasures in their own worlds. With the loving hand of their teachers, the knowledge is imparted through playtime and art, and music, and dance. All the while, with the warm nurturing of their teachers, they also learn about how to be friends, and develop the morals and integrity they will carry with them as they enter the world of elementary education. By graduation day, they proudly walk down the aisle in their caps and gowns and receive not only a giant hug from their teachers, but also a diploma saying they are ready for Kindergarten.

Toddler & Preschool

The one-year-old classroom is a whirl-wind of excitement, filled with fun and new friends with whom to toddle. Perfecting the art of walking, then running is the first talent our children attain. Learning how to eat with utensils, and drink from a cup is only the beginning. They begin to discover the joy of learning through circle time, and the continued journey of books, and stories. Sharing and taking turns is only a first step of what they will learn as a friend, and there is so much to discover on their own in the playtime centers.

By the time our little ones are two, they have mastered the art of walking, and are ready to find their voice. Circle time takes on a whole new dimension: student participation. Hands on learning, and child input makes the learning experience even more excitingl. They are immersed in colors and shapes. Not only do they get better at sharing, but they begin to learn about caring. Two is terrific!

Our three-year-old class soars with energy and wonder. What used to be the Pre-K curriculum is now the three year old's stronghold. Developing the skills they will use to read and write is only the beginning of the learning to come. Each child is enveloped with the building blocks to reading and writing. They also begin to learn how to have empathy, and how to be a friend. Social skills are being defined. And everything is learned through play.

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