Dallas Hart


dallas-hartHart 2 Hart Academy, Inc. understands the importance of a strong director with patience and a love of caring for and teaching children. Day to day Operational management will be conducted by Mrs. Hart, as a hands on manager covering all daily shifts. Mrs. Hart brings to Hart 2 Hart Academy, Inc., an Associate in Arts degree from Lake City Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, a FCCPC certificate from the Childcare Education Institute, a Staff Credential, a Director’s Credential, certificates of completion of the Department of Children & Families forty-hour course on childcare development and appropriate practices, completion of the Childcare Management course from Santa Fe Community College, and numerous years of experience in the management field. After having two children of her own, Mrs. Hart was eager to return to the workforce and began the search of locating suitable childcare for her young children. Mrs. Hart was very disheartened by the lack of quality services provided in her community. Her love of children, education and business led her to the decision of opening her own facility. She brings both a love for children mixed with a savvy for operations and business to create a quality environment for young children that fosters a commitment to excellence. In the summer of 2008, Mrs. Hart decided to open her own facility with initial room for 94 children 6 weeks and older and cater to middle class families with a full service Child Care center. In August of 2010 the facility was expanded to allow for 180 children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. 

David Hart

Facilities Manager

david-hartDavid Hart was born in Hollywood, Florida but has lived in Lake City since he was ten years old. After high school David pursued a career in the restaurant industry. After marrying Dallas in 1999 and having their first son Dawson in 2006, David realized that while he loved the challenge of managing a restaurant he was missing out on family life due to the extreme hours the company demanded. After twenty years in the business, he left to work along side his wife at Hart 2 Hart Academy. On any given day you may see David driving the bus, playing with the kids in a classroom or attending to the staffing schedule in the front office. He currently manages the staff and the daily operations of the daycare center and thoroughly enjoys being home nights and weekends with his children.

Linda O’Steen


linda-woodsI am thankful I have the privilege of being the manager of Hart 2 Hart Academy and work with my daughter, Dallas Hart (Director of this beautiful Academy). I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with so many children and their families. God has truly blessed our staff, Dallas, and myself.

Melissa King


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