Trust-funded after-school programs will fall into one of the following categories for K-5 or 6-12.
Please note some of the sites listed here might not be fully operational. Please call the contact person included in the directory to verify a site's status and available slots.
After-school Programs – conventional after-school programs that provide academic support, physical fitness and socio-emotional support.
High-quality early learning gives children a strong start on the path to college and career. That’s why The Children's Trust has been raising the bar of early childhood education, more commonly known as child care, through its countywide Quality Counts initiative that is now sunsetting to make way for an even more innovative approach.
Our new early learning quality improvement system will be the heart of a more comprehensive funding strategy called Thrive by 5. We are refining our strategic investments in the early childhood arena based a growing body of research, proven strategies, and the realities of our child care market. Our new quality improvement system will be more flexible and tailored to address the financial challenges of child care providers in low income/high need neighborhoods, resulting in higher quality programming and equitable access in all neighborhoods.
Look for more information about our Thrive by 5 initiative in the coming weeks.
Serving families in Florida City and West Kendall, ARC's Positive Parenting program gifts parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to help prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in their children ages 2-12. Five group parenting sessions, three individual phone consultations and at least one community resource follow-up over an eight-week period from trained, accredited professionals empowers participants to make informed, healthy and effective parenting decisions. Groups run simultaneously in English and Spanish; structured child care services and nutritious family meals are provided on session nights.
Community-based early intervention education and services that promote early development for children ages birth-5 who are blind or severely visually impaired (many with multiple developmental disabilities). The program helps families learn to develop and support age-appropriate cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills, language skills, socialization, daily living and self help skills for their children. Activities include assessments of each child, parent/caregiver training and support; and the development of an individualized intervention plan for particpating families.
The Children's Home Society Healthy Families Miami-Dade home visiting parenting program promotes positive parent-child relationships, and optimal child health and development. Expectant families enroll in the program prenatally and up to within two weeks of birth, and continue to participate for up to 3 to 5 years.
HIPPY is a home visit, family literacy program that strengthens a parent's capacity as his/her child's teacher and helps them increase their child's desire to learn, as well as nurture their child's success in school. The program serves parents/caregivers with children ages 3-5 living in Hialeah, Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Liberty City and North Miami.
Designed especially for families of children and adults with disabilities, this program offers peer support and a series of educational workshops that encourage parents and the community to advocate for children's rights. Participants emerge confident and with a sense of cohesiveness that allows them to effectively access the services they and their children need.
This parenting education program serves families with children ages 2-12 with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or chronic illnesses. Activities enhance parent-child relationships, increase effective discipline and reduce parental stress.