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
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?
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
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.
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
Yes, the teachers have all the proper certifications, education and
experience to work with their particular age group.
How do teachers
We foster positive reinforcement, redirect inappropiate behaviors and
model desired behaviors in children.
How do you interact with
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?
we have our own kitchen and prepare meals with the best ingredients.
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
Early Start we program twice daily outdoor activities on our
state of the art playground, weather permitting. These
stimulate children's development while having fun.
Do children take a break
during the day?
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
We believe in an open door policy, you are welcome to visit your child
during the day.
Are you located in a
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?
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
you the school because the children are napping. No appointment needed,
please come and visit us.