Welcome To Palma Ceia Academy

Located in the heart of prestigious South Tampa, Palma Ceia Academy (PCA) has been serving the community for more than 43 Years. Martha B. Meadows opened the child care educational center in 1978. Since the passing of Martha in 2012, her longtime and dedicated staff members Angela Clinton & Vicky Bowen have become part owners and plan on continuing the preschool for many many more years.

We pride ourselves in providing outstanding childcare services, including preschool, afterschool care, summer programs, and Florida’s VPK program. We offer educational classes for children ranging from 12 months old through transitional 5's. We continue to care for school age children through age nine.

We have been recognized as one of the most outstanding VPK providers in the county. We look forward to providing you and your child with a unique experience, stimulating activities, and essential social interaction.

If you are looking for a child care educational center in Tampa, we hope you will carefully consider Palma Ceia Academy.

Our Philosophy


A child's self-esteem is one of the most important attributes we can promote. Your child must understand that they are an individual and should be respected. At Palma Ceia Academy, discipline provided with love, will give them security. When boundaries are present your child will feel secure and respect their authority figures. We demand control of each and every class. Control, that is, with love and control that does not attack the personality of the child.

Safety is the most important factor involved when dealing with groups of children. It only takes a second to have a serious accident. Cleanliness and order are a must in the classroom. When these two factors are in place, your child will be at his best for learning and growing.

Our academic program is one of excellence but never pressure on the child. Education should be a happy experience. Your child will be encouraged and engaged in many new activities.

Each child and every parent is very special to us. We know you have trusted us with your most precious possession – your innocent, trusting child. We strive to create a preschool atmosphere unlike any other. We believe, in order to do this, we must trust God to give us what we need as teachers. After all, it is God's world and it is our intention to create a Christian atmosphere for the children here: one of love, discipline, control, freedom, and education. With love your child learns; with discipline your child learns respect; with control your child learns self-control; with freedoms your child explores and creates and in turn discovers himself. We know that by accomplishing these goals we will create an environment of happiness and educational achievement:

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Our People

Angela Clinton

Owner / Administrator

Ms. Angi has been with Palma Ceia since 1983. She has the passion and skill that make her an excellent administrator and asset to PCA. She is a very capable administrator and works with our teachers, students and parents to keep the school running like a well oiled machine.

You can reach her at MsAngi@PalmaCeiaAcademy.com

Martha Meadows


Martha B. Meadows, affectionately know as Ms. "B", was the founder of Palma Ceia Academy. She passed away in December of 2012. The preschool was her passion since she opened the doors in 1978. Ms. "B" has been in the business long enough to understand the dynamics of the preschool industry. She also has had the privilege of having many of her former students enroll their own children in the preschool. This speaks to the tremendous trust and respect the parents have for this institution.

Work With Us


We are looking for part time afternoon teachers to work with toddlers. If you are interested please contact Ms. Angi at 813-253-6576.

PCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.