Children of the World Academy

Children of the World Academy Logo of children holding hands around the earth
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About Children of the World Academy

Learning Empowered’s Centers for Early Learning provide year-round early care and education for up to 275 children ages 8 weeks through 5 years of age. Each site serves a diverse population in different parts of Pinellas county, from south St. Petersburg to Clearwater.”

      Center for Early Learning
Children of the World Academy

Located on the Campus of
Hope Lutheran Church
      1801 62nd Avenue North
      St. Petersburg, FL  33702

About Learning Empowered

“A History of Excellence

Learning Empowered has a long history in our community. It was founded in 1975 as UMCM Suncoast (United Methodist Community Outreach Ministries) by the United Methodist Church to address the unmet needs of the local community in St. Petersburg.  

In 2019, we knew it was time to evolve as an organization. After an exhaustive and thoughtful process, we became Learning Empowered! An organization dedicated to using the inherent intelligence, passion, and drive in our clients and supporters to change the world.”


Learning Empowered
Lisa S. Negrini, PhD, LCSW, IMH-E
Executive Director

Administrative Offices

6801 38th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

(727) 442-6881