K Peas Place is indoor playground in Tampa dedicated to creating a safe and fun playground for kids and caregivers. Our 3,000ft facility in the Westchase area of Tampa is an enriching environment to connect, play, and celebrate together.

Focus On Fun

At K Peas Place, the focus is on fun. The activities available at our indoor playground are there for caregivers and kids to engage in fun activities with each other and new found friends. Although fun is the focus, your kids will learn and grow. Developmentally appropriate activities ensure that the fun has a positive impact on growth.

During the first 5 years, kids grow amazingly fast. They learn to communicate, walk, create with their hands, and so much more. A K Peas Place, we try to gently guide this process with our activities and interaction with the kids.

karen gliddon childcare tampa westchaseKaren Gliddon, Owner

Karen Gliddon, also known as Miss Karen, has dedicated her life to the betterment of children and families. She has worked with children with visual impairments and special needs at the Watson Center in Largo, Florida, pediatric oncology patients through the 1 Voice Foundation and The Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida and hosts weekly community classes  offering music enrichment for children ages 0-5 yrs. with their caregivers in Westchase, Oldsmar, Clearwater, Dunedin, Florida, as well as Pinellas and Hillsborough County Libraries and Preschools.

Karen passionately shares her skills to connect, ignite, and engage children with her delightful and charismatic personality. She has  a deep understanding of all areas of childhood development: social, cognitive, physical, and spiritual.

Karen holds a BA in psychology from USF,  a CDA certificate from Pinellas Technical College,  is Infant & Adult CPR Certified, and a licensed Music with Mar. Instructor.  She has her Level 2 Safe Environment Training and Background Check through the St. Pete Catholic Diocese.  Karen also is the director of Paul’s Project under the 1Voice Foundation 501C3, an organization that creates and distributes comfort PACKs (Parent Accessory Care Kits) to families in Intensive Care Units throughout Florida.

Miss Karen is the mother of three and is celebrating 16 years of marriage to her best friend and soul mate, Mathew.

Karen In The Press

April 9, 2017 — Karen was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning for her work in the community. Learn more about her Lightning Community Hero award on NHL.com.