When I started Phyl’s Academy in 1979, I was a full time registered nurse. I was also a wife and mother and knew first hand how challenging it was to find quality, affordable childcare in my community. I was growing weary of the hospital environment, loved working with children and longed to do something more fulfilling. From that simple desire, Phyl’s Academy was born. Our goal was clear – to nurture and educate every child that came through our doors. We worked hard, we loved what we were doing and our community loved us back.
It’s been more than 30 years now, and sometimes I’m still amazed at how my simple desire has grown from a starting enrollment of 2 students to the hundreds of students we now serve annually. From our humble beginning, we have expanded to serve students ages 6 months through 11 years old through fully accredited Early Childhood, Elementary, After-School and Summer Camp programs. Children can now be accepted as young as 6 months old and continue through to the 5th grade. Our school now includes additional campuses in Florida and Georgia. In our Fort Lauderdale campus, students can continue through Middle School to 8th grade.
As I look back to 1979, I can see the growth, the changes, but the truly important things remain the same. Our goal remains to nurture and educate every child who comes through our doors. We still love what we do. We are still here working everyday to ensure that Phyl’s Academy students experience the best environment and education we can possibly provide.
I thank you for taking the time to visit our site and trust that you will consider your time well spent as you discover more about our program. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Phyl’s Academy family.