Project Description

Engaged Parents, Kindergarten-Ready Kids

Bilingual educational playgroups and developmental checkups for young children and their parents.

All parents want the best beginning for their children. Great We Grow is an English/Spanish early childhood center for parents and caregivers that helps with this important, demanding job.

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Great We Grow Services

Rooted in the heart of Tampa’s Town ‘n’ Country neighborhood, Great We Grow (GWG) is a place where local families learn together how to raise happy, healthy, successful children while managing stress and making friends. Our bilingual child development experts offer educational playgroups, developmental checkups, and community activities in English and in Spanish for children aged birth to 60 months and their parents or caregivers.

Educational Playgroups

During this fun six-week series, you will join other families with children of the same age to learn how to support your child’s healthy development through play and everyday interactions. Each session includes a “parents only” segment for sharing experiences and asking questions (child watch provided), as well as a “parent-child together” segment for trying out activities that you can continue to do with your child at home. There’s always something new to learn, so you can repeat the series as often as you like!

Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
View our calendar to see when the next six-week series starts. Call (813) 804-0501 or e-mail greatwegrow@cfctb.org to register.

During this fun six-week series, you will join other families with children of the same age to learn how to support your child’s healthy development through play and everyday interactions. Each session includes a “parents only” segment for sharing experiences and asking questions (child watch provided), as well as a “parent-child together” segment for trying out activities that you can continue to do with your child at home. There’s always something new to learn, so you can repeat the series as often as you like!

Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm & Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
View our calendar to see when the next six-week series starts. Call (813) 804-0501 or e-mail greatwegrow@cfctb.org to register.

Join us on select Fridays for this fun and informal educational playgroup. This is a great way to learn more about our other no-cost programs while getting to know our staff and other local families. It’s also a great time to share experiences and ask questions about parenting and/or your child’s development.

View our calendar to see when the next Fun Friday is scheduled. Call (813) 804-0501 or e-mail greatwegrow@cfctb.org to register.

Classes & Workshops

This eight-week class, offered bilingually in English/Spanish, focuses on helping parents and caregivers reflect upon their children’s attachment needs in order to promote secure attachments. Parents & caregivers in the Town N’ Country area who participate in the class will receive incentives for completion.

View our calendar to see when the next eight-week session starts. Call (813) 804-0501 or e-mail greatwegrow@cfctb.org to register.

Other Family Support Services

Children as young as 1 month of age up to 66 months of age are eligible for a complimentary developmental checkup. Together, we can identify any developmental concerns and address them early, ensuring peace of mind for you and success for your child! Learn more about your child’s milestones, how to best foster their development, and community resources that may support you and your family.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (813) 804-0501 or e-mail greatwegrow@cfctb.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Playgroups are available to any family in the Town ‘n’ Country area with children aged 0-60 months who eventually plan to send their children to Town ‘n’ Country or Morgan Woods Elementary Schools for Kindergarten! Developmental check-ups are available for children as old as 66 months. Circles of Security is open to all families in the Town ‘n’ Country area.

In addition to moms and dads, children may also be accompanied by aunts, uncles, grandparents, or any other caring adult who helps to raise them.

No, all Great We Grow services are completely free.
The best way to register is to call (813) 804-0501.
Any number of children aged 0-60 months are welcome at What You Do Matters and Fun Fridays! However, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate older children who are not eligible to actively participate in the activities.
All regularly scheduled Great We Grow services are available at 7002 West Hanna Ave. Tampa, FL 33634. You can find us behind the tennis courts at the Town ‘n’ Country Park.

You can also keep an eye out on our calendar for community events and activities taking place at local libraries, schools, and other locations!

Great We Grow is generously funded by several private foundations, with the Conn Memorial Foundation servings as the lead funder. Other current and past funders include the Broadrick Family Foundation, Hobbs Foundation, Spurlino Foundation, and Triad Foundation. The Circles of Security class is funded separately as part of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact Project.