We are thrilled to bring our Big Blue Marble Academy (BBMA) program to Waterford Lakes! We were impressed with the staff and the program that was built here and can’t wait to further develop the quality of care, service, and curriculum that you are accustomed to.
With over 30 years’ experience in the childcare industry, our team brings to you a program that gives children a global education for a solid foundation in preparing them for what their future demands. Our Big Blue Marble represents the world—the endless opportunities for every child, giving them a passport that leads to a bright future. While we have 39 other locations, we have experienced regional teams that are able to execute our program successfully, while maintaining a family-centered atmosphere.
As we complete the transition to Big Blue Marble Academy, licensing requires us to obtain new children/family information. Please click below to download our enrollment application and return to us by March 31, 2021.
Please join us for any of our three parent meetings to learn more about Big Blue Marble Academy. We will tell you about our program and answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, click below to see what it means to be part of the Big Blue Marble Family.
We will have staff on-site from 5:30 pm until closing to assist and answer any questions you may have. Click below to view some of our Frequently Asked Questions.
Melissa Santiago has been in Early Childhood Education for over a decade. She holds a Florida Director’s Credential with VPK Endorsement, a Florida Staff Credential, Child Development Associate and has completed the state of Florida’s 45 Training Hours.
What she loves most about the Early Education field is building a strong foundation upon which children will continue to learn, develop, and grow. Children are inspiring to her and she appreciates the time spent with each one. She strives to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for everyone here at the Big Blue Marble Academy.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, her favorite things to do are spending time with family, camping, and crafting. Her favorite food is pasta, especially lasagna.