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Champions for Children Baby Bungalow

Listing Last Update: June 13, 2017


3108 W. Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33609

Primary Contact

Melissa Keaster

(813) 673-4646 Ext:1146

Educational services

  • To help my child learn

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Program Overview

Baby Bungalow is an Early Childhood resource center for new and experienced parents and caregivers with children birth to 5.
Featured programs include developmental playgroups & developmental screenings for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, playgroups for children with special needs, parent support groups, special topic child development workshops, music playgroups, infant massage class, and infant sign language
class. Offered at several locations throughout Hillsborough County, including Plant City, Sulphur Springs, South Tampa, North Tampa, Brandon, Town-n-Country, Ruskin, and Ybor City. Baby Bungalow's services are at all Children's Board Family Resource Centers. Generously funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Mission Statement

Champions is a leader in providing high quality, research-based education and prevention services to children and families in Tampa Bay, Florida. Our wide array of programs and services has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Children and Family Service Organizations (COA) since 2004. Champions serves by:

  • Providing research-based and evidence-based programming that focus on improving birth outcomes for pregnant women;
  • Supporting healthy social-emotional development in infants and children;
  • Building parental self-confidence;
  • Educating and supporting parents to form nurturing relationships with their children;
  • Ensuring children are developmentally on-track and ready to learn; and
  • Ultimately improving the well-being of young children and families in our community.

Established in 1977 as an outgrowth of a social service project of The Junior League of Tampa with our former name Child Abuse Council, our mission continues to be focused on building
stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through child abuse prevention and family education.

Recognized by national early childhood organizations, Champions has been designated as the Brazelton Touchpoints ™ Site of Tampa Bay, Family Nurturing Center of Tampa Bay and as Florida's Parents as Teachers State Office. With 10 programs, 8 facilities and collaborations with multiple agencies and funders, Champions served more than 44,000 individuals in 2015. Our programs include: A Better Childbirth, Baby Bungalow, Family Learning Center, Family Involvement Connections, Fathers Resource and Networking Center, Healthy Families, Kids on the Block, Layla's House, Parents as Teachers, and Positive Parenting Partnership.

Hours of operation: Varies

Cost info: Parent Child Playgroups co-located at Children's Board Family Resource Centers are no-cost to participant. Some playgroups located at Azeele Campus have a small parent co-payment.

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