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The City of Miramar Florida

MIRAMAR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM   954-883-5230

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Summer Camp 2014 - Elementary Age and Jump Start to Kindergarten

Applications and Parent Handbooks may be printed from our web site or they are available at the child care centers. All forms for each application must be printed and signed by the child’s parent; a notary is available at each location. The legal parent(s)/custodian of the child must be present to register the child in the program.

Jump Start to Kindergarten: The City of Miramar Early Childhood Program presents “Jump Start to Kindergarten”; this is a fun and educational program created to assist children in the transition from pre-school to kindergarten and is designed to keep children learning and engaged over the summer.

The camp is staffed by year- round teachers; who will help the children to continue learning and growing and provide support to prepare them to enter Kindergarten.

See Flyer for more information Jump Start to Kindergarten - Flyer
Registration Forms Jump start to Kindergarten - Registration
Parent Handbook Jump start to Kindergarten - Parent Handbook
Calendar Jump Start to Kindergarten - Calendar  

Kids Club – Elementary Age Summer Camp:  JOIN OUR KIDS CLUB…  For a fun filled ”Rockin’ Sockin’ Summer”… brought to you by the Early Childhood experts who know what school aged kids want and need in a summer camp!

Our campers will explore 10 weeks of amazing activities; from Character Focus and Learning Center Enrichments, to Physical Fun and Special Field Trips

See Flyer for more information Kids Club Summer - Flyer
Registration Forms Kids Club Registration
Parent Handbook Kids Club Parent Handbook
Summer Calendar Kids Club Summer - Calendar  
Summer Activities Calendar Kids Club Summer - Activities Calendar  


MOST:  Maximizing Out-of-School summer camp program provides a safe, positive environment for children, to enhance academic achievement, and supports social and physical development.  The program includes daily academic, fitness and cultural arts components, educational and recreational field trips.

Children’s Services Council funded programs are intended to serve economically disadvantaged children residing in Broward County Title I public schools targeted communities. Children must reside in the Broward County School Board boundaries for Miramar, Fairway, A.C. Perry or Sunshine elementary schools.

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Registration Forms icon MOST Registration
Parent Handbook icon MOST Parent Handbook
MOST Summer Calendar MOST Summer - Calendar  
MOST Summer Activities Calendar MOST Summer - Activities Calendar
Opening in JUNE 2014 newly renovated Fairway Child Care Center

What does this mean for you and your family?
This means that, upon completion of this project, your child will have the opportunity to be one of the first students attending the program in the brand new childcare center. The new center will feature classrooms especially designed for children ages 3 months to 5th grade… this means infant care through aftercare. For advanced information please call 954-602-4797.

 

CSC

Grant funded Afterschool & Summer Camp programs available at Fairway, sponsored by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County

Children’s Services Council – Flyer
Award Winning Child Care Program

The City of Miramar contributes to our community by providing secure, supervised, learning and play through the Early Childhood Program. The philosophy of the Early Childhood Program is based on the belief that a childcare, preschool, after-school or camp program should provide physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities which enable a child to have a positive learning experience. Teachers are carefully selected and screened to assure a quality experience for each child. Our programs offer age appropriate activities and an anti-bias curriculum.

AWARD WINNING CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

APPLEAPPLE - Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment
The City of Miramar’s Early Childhood Programs are Nationally Accredited by Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE). APPLE Accreditation recognizes our commitment to provide quality learning programs.

DCFDepartment of Children & Families (DCF) approved Gold Seal Quality Care Programs - The City of Miramar’s Early Childhood Programs are Department of Children & Families (DCF) approved Gold Seal Quality Care Programs. A Gold Seal Approval emphasizes our programs exceed National Standards. It is a level of care that exceeds the minimum licensing standards by meeting the higher standards set by the accrediting agency.

GOLD SEAL 2007The City of Miramar’s Early Childhood Programs have received the Broward County Gold Seal of Excellence annually since 1996. Broward County recognizes Early Childhood Programs annually that are committed and dedicated to excellence.

All programs offered by the Early Childhood Division are licensed and teachers are certified with a Child Development Association Credential or a Florida Child Care Professional Credential. Developmentally appropriate activities are taught in a safe and positive atmosphere. Children participate in motivational programs that focus on building self-esteem and a sense of being important. Come Grow With Us!

Child Care Center Locations

Child care Centers Map

 

For program information call 954-883-5230


  • Vicki Coceano Child Care Center
    2001 Douglas Road
    Miramar, Florida 33025
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    Child Care Site Supervisor: Christine Jackson
    License Number: 45706

  • Fairway Child Care Center
    3700 Largo Rd.
    Miramar, Florida 33023
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    Site Supervisor: Susana Stuve
    License Number: #45833

 

  • Silver Shores Child Care Center
    15700 Pembroke Road
    Miramar, Florida 33027
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    Child Care Site Supervisor: Gilary Gutierrez
    License Number: 46021

  • Sunset Lakes Child Care Center
    2801 SW 186th Avenue
    Miramar, Florida 33029
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    Child Care Site Supervisor: Nicole Gregg
    License Number: 46209
Early Childhood Programs
MIRAMAR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

ADDRESSING THE CHILD CARE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGES 3 MONTHS THROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

INFANT - PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
SAFE, DEPENDABLE & AFFORDABLE CARE

FREE VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN VPK
PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN

ELEMENTARY AGE PROGRAMS
WHERE FUN & LEARNING GO HAND IN HAND

  1. Early Childhood Program Brochure
CSC

We accept school readiness funding from Broward County Family Central and Miami-Dade Early Learning Coalition

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Early Childhood Program
High quality early learning programs like our preschool child care program ensures that children are ready for the next level of schooling.  We provide a warm, cozy, nurturing and loving atmosphere where your child will grow and thrive.
               
Children in all programs are served a nutritious well-balanced breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack daily.  Our daily operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Full Time Weekly Fees

Infant Care: (3 to 12 months) $200 per week

Wobblers: (12 to 18 months) $185 per week

Toddler: (18 to 24 months) $175 per week

2-year old: $155 per week

3/4-year old: $145 per week

Part Time Preschool
Please speak with the Center Supervisor in regards to part-time preschool care: times & availability vary by center.

VPK

VPK: Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program

VPK is a FREE educational program created to prepare every 4-year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.

Children in all programs are served a nutritious well-balanced breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack daily.

VPK Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Full Time Extended Care: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. $100 per week

AM & PM Extended Care: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. $40 per week AM or PM

 

 ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS

Children in all programs are served a nutritious well-balanced breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack daily.
Our daily operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our programs are fully licensed and accredited.
Our qualified staff is highly trained and works year round in our programs.

Afterschool Program
Friendship, Enrichment & Fun! Daily activities include homework time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor play & specials. Program follows the Broward County School calendar. Program hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., includes Early Release Days 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $150 per month

Spring & Winter Camp Programs
When school is out fun is in at our camp programs! Activities include field trips, special guests, parties, swimming, indoor/outdoor games, dress up days & arts & crafts. Cost: Spring & Winter Camp $140 per camp

Camp Days / Teacher Planning Days
These fun filled days include a variety of special activities. Cost: $25 per day

Summer Camp Programs
Your summer vacation will be filled with fun & exciting activities including: field trips, special guests, parties, swimming lessons, indoor/outdoor games, dress up days & arts & crafts. Our curriculum is designed to offer a variety of educational opportunities throughout the summer. Pre-registration is required, don’t miss out.

About Us

MISSION STATEMENT
The City of Miramar Early Childhood Program provides high quality child care for children. The vision of community which is provided through this program can color a child’s ideas and expectations about equity, cooperation and citizenship.

  • Each child is provided the physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities which enable them positive experiences.
  • Importance is placed on cooperative play.
  • Emergent literacy is the core emphasis of the anti-biased curriculum.
  • Developmentally appropriate activities and learning materials are taught by Child Development Associate Credentialed Teachers in a safe and secure environment.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
The Early Childhood Program philosophy is based on the belief that a child care, preschool, after school or camp program; should provide the physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities which enable each child a positive learning experience.

The Early Childhood Program contributes to our community by providing secure and supervised learning and play. The overall program is designed to grow with each child’s needs. Age appropriate activities and an anti-bias curriculum shall be followed to assure quality learning experiences. Staff professionalism is a priority. Loyalty to the children, families and our City shall be conveyed at all times.

CURRICULUM
The Miramar Early Childhood Program curriculum is a researched based curricula that promotes our programs mission and philosophy.

Emergent literacy is the core emphasis of our anti-biased curriculum. Our age appropriate activities and anti-bias curriculum is followed to assure quality learning experiences.

The curriculum guidelines are established by the Florida School Readiness Performance Standards. Curriculum is annually updated to meet the Performance Standards.

ENROLLMENT POLICIES
Children must be registered before attending any of our programs. The following must be up-to-date and on file:

  • #1 Enrollment Card
  • Form 3040 Physical Examination & Form 680 up-to-date Immunizations.
  • Parents signature on Child Care Facility Brochure, Disciplinary Statement, Nutrition Agreement and all Consent Forms.

FEES
Preschool Tuition is due weekly each Monday prior to your child attending. Registration fees are due upon receipt of registration packet. Tuition, deposits and registration fees are non-refundable.

VACATIONS
Students are allotted a 2-week vacation each school year beginning in September. Students must have been enrolled in the program for a minimum of 12 weeks and must put a request in writing prior to vacation for fees to be credited.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Our daily operating hours are 7 am to 6 pm,
Monday through Friday

HOLIDAYS
The City of Miramar Early Childhood Program is closed the following holidays:

  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day

Holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed on the prior Friday.
Holidays that fall on a Sunday are observed on the following Monday.

Miramar Early Childhood Program Registration Applications & Parent Handbooks

Applications may be printed from our web site, signed and brought to the child care center. They are also available at the child care centers. Parent handbooks may be printed from our web site or they are available at the child care centers. All forms for each application must be printed and signed by the child’s parent, a notary is available at each location. Please call ahead for a registration appointment. The legal parent(s)/custodian of the child must be present to register the child in the program.

  • Preschool Registration Application & Parent Handbook: All forms for the application must be completed and signed. Please refer to the preschool parent handbook regarding program policies and procedures.

    Application
    Parent Handbook

  • VPK (Voluntary Pre Kindergarten) Registration Application, VPK Parent Handbook & Preschool Parent Handbook: All forms for the application must be completed and signed. Please refer to the preschool parent handbook regarding program policies and procedures. The VPK parent handbook includes additional policies and procedures that pertain exclusively to the VPK program.

    Application
    Parent Handbook

  • Elementary Age Registration Application & Parent Handbook: This application is for our elementary age programs: ACES After school, Spring Camp, Winter Camp and Teacher Planning Days. All forms for the application must be completed and signed. Please refer to the elementary age parent handbook regarding program policies and procedures.

    Application
    Elementary Program Calendar
    Parent Handbook

  • MOST Registration Application, Parent Handbook and Calendar. This application is for the MOST – Maximizing-Out-of-School Time program. Please refer to the application for specific qualifications that applicants must meet for the MOST program. This program is only offered at Fairway Childcare Center.

    MOST Application
    MOST Parent Handbook
    MOST Calendar
Calendars

Preschool Monthly Calendar
Our monthly Curriculum Calendar provides day to day information about what children will be learning and the activities that are happening for the month.

  1. Preschool Monthly Calendar

Afterschool Calendars
Our afterschool calendars provide a yearly overview of our program schedule and a monthly day to day calendar for program activities.

  1. Afterschool Monthly Calendar
  2. 2014/2015 Annual Afterschool Calendar

MOST Calendars
Our MOST calendars provide a yearly overview of the program and a monthly day to day schedule of the programs activities

  1. MOST Monthly Calendar
  2. 2014/2015 Annual MOST Calendar

2014/2015 VPK Voluntary PreKindergarten Calendar

  1. Annual Voluntary PreKindergarten Calendar
Daily Menu

The City of Miramar Early Childhood Program is a participant in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Food Program which assists centers in serving nutritious meals each day to all enrolled children.

All meals served meet the meal pattern requirements established by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Health. Children will receive breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. There is no additional fee for the meals served to your child.

Please know that The United States Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Health require that each child have a completed Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application on file. All Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications will be placed in our files and treated as confidential information.

The posted menus are rotated by week. Please check with your child's center to note which week's menu is being served.

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Program Links

Child Care Licensing & Enforcement - The Child Care Licensing and Enforcement (CCLE) Section of the Children’s Services Administration Division of the Human Services Department is responsible for the implementation of the state-mandated licensing of all child care facilities in Broward County. CCLE monitors child care providers for compliance with health and safety standards.

VPK Voluntary Prekindergarten Program - Providing every 4-year old child in Florida a high quality Voluntary Prekindergarten Program. The Vision: All of Florida’s children are eager to learn and ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten. View program information, registration requirements, provider lists and eligibility.

Broward County Public School - Broward County Public School is the Nation’s sixth largest and largest fully accredited school district.

Florida Department of Children and Families Information - View and obtain the latest information relating to the child care program in the State of Florida. Learn more about Gold Seal Quality Care program, provider search, and view provider inspection report information.

Family Central -is a not-for-profit agency that is the central child care agency for Broward County. They provide the full complement of child care resource and referral services, eligibility and enrollment services for child care subsidies, individual and family therapy, parent training, resource libraries and developmental screening for young children.

211 Logo2-1-1 Broward - The mission of 2-1-1 Broward is to provide 24 hour comprehensive helpline and support services for individuals in our community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County.  2-1-1 Broward can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more.  2-1-1 is a central "go to place" of Broward's network of health and human services, facilitating connections to all of our agencies.  "Get Connected.  Get Answers.  Dial 211 or (954) 537-0211 or Visit www.211-broward.org

Immunizations Program - “We want to make sure Broward County’s children stay healthy” Infant, Pre-School and School Enrollment immunization are offered to the general public without regard to income. Information for appointments may be obtained by calling or visiting the nearest public health center. Immunizations are offered throughout the community for locations, dates, and times check the web site’s service location..

Florida KidCare - Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check what you may qualify for based on age and family income. Apply on line now, enrollment is open all year.

Florida Department of Health - The mission of the Broward County Health Department is to promote, protect and improve the health of all of the people of Broward County. We carry out this mission in pursuit of our vision, which is, “a healthier future for the people of Broward County”.

 

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