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About Us

Who we are

Parents and residents of Lakewood Ranch with a passion for our childrens future.

Meet our family

In 2015, Tonya and Bryan, along with their three children, decided to make the move from Kentucky to Lakewood Ranch. Anxious to get involved in their new community and start achieving their dreams, they set out to open Little Geniuses LLC.

Bryan Green has 15 years in Computer Science with notable work in medical, retail, and education. Having helped multiple fortune 50+ companies such as Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and others visualize, architect, ideate, code, and build teams, he now spends his time educating and engaging the future innovators.

Tonya and Bryan's greatest joy is spending time with their 3 wonderful children, Tyler, Brynn, and Christian. As fellow residents of Lakewood Ranch, their children also attend Lakewood Ranch schools. Tyler is their musician and scientist making both the presidents list and honor roll. Brynn is their resident princess that excels at sassy and making the honor roll as well. The smallest of them all with the biggest personality is Christian. Although only 7, she excels at math, reading at a sixth grade level, and performance arts.

Meet our Team Members

Tonya Green

Director | Founder

Tonya Green is a graduate of Cumberland College, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work with a minor focus in Psychology. Tonya started her career assisting adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. Soon after, she began her pursuit of helping children through foster care and adoption within an independent agency in Northern Kentucky. Through this experience she obtained certifications such as First Steps Kentucky early intervention system – a certification specializing in developmentally challenged children from birth to 3 years of age. Since her move to Lakewood Ranch Florida in late 2015, Tonya has been a committed volunteer to B.D. Gullett Elementary assisting with the ESE (exceptional students with Down Syndrome, Autism etc.) preschool classroom.

First Steps Certification 2007
Florida State mandated training 2015
National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential 2015
National Director Credential 2015

Samantha Brown

Lead Teacher

Samantha Brown is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She brings a wealth of experience through working as a Case Manager for youth as well as a Child Life Specialist at a Florida childrens hospital. Samantha began her child care career as an assistant teacher enhancing learning abilities in the Seminole County public school system. Her focus during this time was spent with infants that have developmental delays and/or an Autism diagnosis. Throughout her career she has been an active leader in numerous workgroups and associations. She is driven by her passion for promoting a safe and healthy environment for children.

Provisionally Certified Case Manager (Youth)
Certified Child Life Specialist
Child Protective Safety Technician
FACLP Presenter - Establishing Child Life in Behavioral Health
FACLP Planning Committee Member
Child Life Council Member
ABC (Autism Behavioral Collaborative) Workgroup Member

Now enrolling at our Lakewood Ranch location!