11895 SW 56th Street
Miami, Fl 33175
EMAIL: info@EarlyStartLearningCenter.com
PHONE: 305 - 229 2858
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do children have to be potty trained before being enrolled at our Early Start Learning Center ?
No, the teachers and staff will work with the parents to assist in the potty training process.

What are your hours of operation?
We are open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday to Friday. We are closed on national holidays.

What age groups can enroll at Early Start?
We can accomodate children from 3 months to 5 years old. Our Summer Camp can accomodate children up to 11 years old.

Do I have to pay tuition during the days when my child doesn't attend?
Early Start is a 12 Month Year Round Program enhanced with summer related activities in the months of July and August. Between August 1st and
July 31st there is an allowance for two weeks off without tuition.

Do you follow a formal curriculum?
Yes, we useThe Creative Curriculum (TCC) as our educational framework for all of our age groups (Infants - Four-year olds, including VPK). TCC translates child development theory and research into best practice, clearly defining the teacher’s vital role in connecting content, teaching, and learning for children. It emphasizes the five components of teaching very young children effectively: how children develop and learn, the learning environment, what children learn, caring and teaching, and partnering with families.

Our Three- and Four-Year Olds classrooms (including VPK) also use The Scholastic Early Childhood Program (SECP) as a supplement to ensure that our little learners develop the early learning skills and experiences critical for their future success in school. Through purposeful play as well as explicit instruction, the SECP provides a strong foundation in early literacy, language, math, and science skills while encouraging personal and social development


Are your teachers certified?
Yes, the teachers have all the proper certifications, education and experience to work with their particular age group.

How do teachers  handle discipline?
We foster positive reinforcement, redirect inappropiate behaviors and model desired behaviors in children.

How do you interact with parents?
We have an open door policy, you are welcome to come in and check on your child at any given time. We will send you periodic notes and pictures of your child's activities to keep you informed of your child's progress. We at Early Start  hold many family events.

Do you cook your own food?
Yes, we have our own kitchen and prepare meals with the best ingredients. Your child will be served a fresh, tasty and nutritious meal every day.

How much does lunch cost?
Our tuition rates include lunch.

Is Early Start accredited?
Yes, we are Apple and Gold Seal accredited. We are rated as a quality center by the Early Learning Coalition of Dade County.

When do children play ouside?
At Early Start we program twice daily outdoor activities  on our state of the art playground, weather permitting. These activities stimulate children's development while having fun.

Do children take a break during the day?
Yes, after lunch the children take a nap on cots (cots are more hygienic than mats), we provide pillows and sheets, you provide blankets.

What is your policy on parental visits?
We believe in an open door policy, you are welcome to visit your child  during the day.

Are you located in a shopping center?
No, we are located in beautiful Horse Country in Kendale Lakes, in a stand alone building surrounded by four acres of green. For your child's safety our building is set far from the street.

When can I visit Early Start for a tour?
Any day between 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning, and 2:00 to 6:30 in the afternoon. Between 11:30 and 2:00 pm  we regretfully can't show you the school because the children are napping. No appointment needed, please come and visit us.