Our Philosophy

As a family owned school, Monarch Children’s Academy (MCA) is committed to providing the highest quality care and best educational experience to the children in our community. We believe each child is unique and has different learning styles, so it is our philosophy to utilize a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities throughout the day.

It is our goal to develop the whole child in a nurturing and loving environment, academically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Because we believe family plays a primary role in each child’s development, it is our pledge to work together as a team, administrators, teachers and families, to promote the well-being and self-esteem of each child.

Meet Our Owners

The owners of MCA, Laurie and Steve Bedell, began this school in January 2006. Prior to beginning MCA, Laurie had extensive background and schooling in early childhood education. She earned her Bachelor's degree in early childhood education from UCF in 2000. Laurie went on to teach kindergarten in Seminole County until she started MCA. Steve's background includes a degree from Rollins College in communications. Laurie and Steve have 3 children who have proudly attended MCA.

Our Teaching Team

Our team is carefully hand selected for their education and expertise in the field of early childhood. All of our lead teachers possess Child Development Associate Credentials or Bachelor's Degrees. Prior to beginning employment at MCA, each staff member must pass vigorous background screening. In addition, each teacher is first aid and CPR certified.

Each member of our team nurtures each child in her care in a safe, supportive learning environment. Our teachers share a love of children and are committed to inspiring the joy of learning.


Throughout the day at MCA, you can walk past one of our five expansive playgrounds and see babies being pushed in our "Bye-Bye Buggy", a child planting in the garden, swinging themselves, or riding a tricycle. From babies through school age children, outside time plays a vital role in developing your child's gross motor skills. Children visit the playground each morning and afternoon.

Contact Us

Monarch Children's Academy
13825 Townsend Drive
Orlando, Florida 32828


Call 407-658-4047

Our Hours:
M-F: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Infant Room: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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