About Us

Francesca Gardner
Sherri Simpson

When you step into Storybook Ranch Preschool, you will notice and environment that invites children to learn and grow. The school was founded in 1979 by Francesca “Miss Frankie” Gardner, who fulfilled her lifelong dream of turning her childhood home, which was surrounded by woods and dirt roads, into a place where children are in a nurturing and loving environment. They promote imaginative play that will enhance your child’s development in all areas. The activities they offer the children make them a leader among child care facilities in the area.

Storybook Ranch offers parent involvement programs that you,as the parent, can be involved in your child’s daily care. It is important that beneficial relationships are formed in order to maximize the center’s quality care services. Storybook Ranch believes in positive relationships being formed with the child as well as the parent. There is nothing better than being able to leave your child in the hands of someone you can trust. Therefore, they encourage parents to discuss any concerns with the staff.

At Storybook Ranch Preschool you will experience the joy of feeling at ease knowing your child is learning and playing in a well respected facility.



We want each parent to feel their children are getting the best care possible. Our job is to love, hug and keep each child safe, along with teaching them about the world around them. We give the children structured lesson plans and as much one-on-one attention as possible. Our staff is trained to give special care to each child. We do not discriminate against any child.

If your child is of special needs, we will try to accommodate the curriculum to their abilities. We want to work with the parents to provide the best care for your child.

National Child Care Association

To romote the growth and safeguard the interest of quality early childhood care and education focusing on licensed, private providers of these services.

Florida Association for Child Care Management

FACCM is a nonprofit, professional organization of child care providers dedicated to ensuring the highest quality in the early learning industry through advocacy, education, and accreditation.