16641 Fishhawk Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547  6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Important Health and Safety information for Young Innovators Schools families and staff

Welcome to

A model early learning program in
Fishhawk, Florida.

Young Innovators Academy provides outstanding premium quality child care and early learning education to families in the FishHawk and Lithia communities. When you walk into our school you notice the signs of a safe, nurturing environment to create the perfect atmosphere for learning. Built by educators, our company is committed  to  the pillars of high quality standards. 

Elementary schools serviced include FishHawk Creek Elementary, Bevis Elementary, Stowers Elementary, Pinecrest Elementary and Lithia Springs Elementary School.

Calling the
Next Generation
of Innovators

Can you imagine how different your life would be if you were empowered to follow your interests, your intuition, and imagination at a very young age?

At Young Innovators Academy we believe all children are wired with the critical skills and mindsets that will make them successful in the future.

Our proprietary curriculum gets children and adults passionate about learning turning classrooms into innovation parties.



Rooted in research on how children learn and develop, our curriculum offer a personalized way to preserve the mindsets and skills to help every child realize their untapped potential, ideas and problem-solving capacities.

commitment to quality

Our company is built by educators with a solid understanding of child development, teaching and learning strategies to support  teachers with curriculum implementation, behavior management strategies, family engagement and professional development.



Our commitment to safety is vetted from the inside out. Our campuses all comply with state licensing.  We offer enhanced safety measures throughout the school, camera viewing, and separate outdoor playgrounds with impact surfaces.


At Young Innovators Academy we embrace innovation. Everyone works together to create and implement initiatives that can move the company forward into the future. We operate more as one team working toward a collective goal, to empower children to become the innovators of the world.

School memories

Featured Class Projects

Baby Product

Children conduct observations in the infant room. After gathering information, they work in small groups to ideate, create a prototype, and test it.

Emergency Supplies to Remote Areas

The children brainstorm a way to deliver food and supplies to a remote area. Children will learn about geography, physics and gravity by researching, ideating, prototyping and creating different solutions.

Wildlife Crossing

The children learn about wildlife and how animals have adapted to live around human populations. They will determine how and what to build for animals to cross safely from one side of the street to the other.

Archaeological Tool

Children will encounter an interesting story about an old artifact buried in the school backyard. The challenge is to dig it out without breaking it. Children will use their fine motor skills and learn some engineering tricks to create the perfect tool to dig out the hidden artifact.



Jennifer Alberson

“This school has changed the way education is delivered. Innovation, empowerment and inspiration are just a few words that can describe this school. So excited to see things change.”

Katie Mitzner

“A wonderful home away from home for the kids, a phenomenal staff, state of the art technology and a 21st century curriculum. A gem, a unique and nurturing environment.”

Courtney McGovern

“I couldn’t ask for a better learning environment for my child. Talented and committed educators, and a challenging, but very appropriate curriculum. I have come to know and love the YIA team.”

Parent Involvement

Our families have access to a variety of resources, including activities at home, research papers, educational podcasts, and blogs that reinforce the language, behaviors, and thoughts that promote the maker mindset. 

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Erika Seger


Educator, Passionate in curriculum implementation, Operations, and Director. Responsible for keeping things in order, family fun nights, and tailgating after an UCF Football game.


Director of Operations
Childcare boss, teacher, and administrator. Maha can be found in Fishhawk planning staff parties and school events.

Dr. Debby Mitchell

VP Curriculum

Educator, curriculum writer and teacher. I blend my passion for music with my kinesthetic learning style and coffee to create fun music. 

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