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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FEE-BASED BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS

For those parents considering going back to work and/or are presently working, there are 221 low cost Before and After School Care programs that serve both Elementary and K-8 Center students and 59 Middle School Enrichment After School programs that serve middle school students throughout the Miami-Dade County School district. Each of these programs are staffed with state certified instructors, state certified program managers, or state certified activity leaders who are all prepared to enrich and expand the after school experience of the students they serve.

This year, Miami-Dade county Public Schools will facilitate 280 After School Care programs on days when school is in session. Before-school care programs will be provided as needed.

All After School programs provide planned activities, which include homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, snack time and various recreational activities. Many programs offer reading and math tutoring, music, ceramics, chess, drama and other classes designed to provide participants with a variety of educational and enrichment experiences. Before-school care programs provide supervised, quiet activities for students.

M-DCPS After School Care programs are offered by one of eight approved providers:

• Miami-Dade County Public Schools Principal Operated 
• Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
• Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
• Family Christian Association of America (FCAA)
• Cool Kids Learn (CKL)
• After-School Programs (ASP)
• Sunshine After-School Child Care (SASCC)
• South Florida After-School All Stars (SF ASAS)

CONTACT INFORMATION, HOURS AND DAYS OF SERVICE

For more specific information on Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Education and Before and After School Care programs or Middle School Enrichment After School programs, please log on to our website at www.dadecommunityschools.net or please call Mr. Victor Ferrante, Executive Director at 305-817-0014 X2504 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

REMINDER: THIS WEB LINK SERVES AS A GUIDE. PLEASE VERIFY ALL PROGRAM DATES, TIMES, RATES, PAYMENT SCHEDULES, PROGRAMS OFFERED, AND PROGRAM SPECIFICS WITH THE OFFICIAL AFTER SCHOOL CARE PARENT HANDBOOK THAT IS UNIQUE TO THE SCHOOL LOCATION THAT YOUR CHILD ATTENDS.

  • FEE-BASED BEFORE AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS THAT HAVE AN ACTIVE M-DCPS STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER. (GRADE K TO GRADE 8).  STUDENTS MAY ONLY PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM AT THE DAY SCHOOL LOCATION THAT THEY ATTEND UNLESS THEY ARE ENROLLED IN A SPECIAL PROGRAM.
  • FEE-BASED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT ALL M-DCPS ELEMENTARY, K-8 CENTER, AND SOME MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATIONS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON DAYS WHEN DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. PROGRAM STARTS DIRECTLY AFTER SCHOOL (USUALLY 1:50 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M.  FOR ELEMENTARY AND K-8 AND 3:50 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. FOR MIDDLE • PROGRAM COST IS $40.00 PER WEEK)
  • FEE-BASED BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAMS MAY BE OFFERED AT SOME M-DCPS ELEMENTARY, K-8 CENTER, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATIONS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON DAYS WHEN DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. PROGRAM STARTS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (USUALLY 7:00 A.M. TO 8:30 A.M. FOR ELEMENTARY AND K-8 AND 8:00 A.M. TO 9:10 A.M. FOR MIDDLE • PROGRAM COST IS $20.00 PER WEEK)
  • FEE-BASED STORY HOUR PROGRAMS MAY BE OFFERED AT SOME M-DCPS ELEMENTARY AND K-8 CENTER LOCATIONS ON SELECT DAYS WHEN DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. PROGRAM STARTS DIRECTLY AFTER SCHOOL (USUALLY 1:50 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M. • PROGRAM COST IS $20.00 PER WEEK)
  • FEE-BASED ALL DAY PROGRAMS MAY BE OFFERED AT SOME M-DCPS ELEMENTARY, K-8 CENTER, AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATIONS ON SELECT DAYS WHEN DAY SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION OR DURING THE SUMMER. (USUALLY 7:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.) • PROGRAM COST IS $100.00 PER WEEK)
    (SOME LOCATIONS  MAY OR MAY NOT OFFER ALL DAY PROGRAMMING ON TEACHER PLANNING DAYS, SCHOOL  HOLIDAYS, SCHOOL RECESS DAYS, OR DURING SUMMER CAMPS)
  • ALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS PROVIDE PLANNED ACTIVITIES, WHICH INCLUDE HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GAMES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, SNACK TIME AND VARIOUS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. MANY PROGRAMS OFFER READING AND MATH TUTORING, MUSIC, CERAMICS, CHESS, DRAMA AND OTHER CLASSES DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL AND ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES. BEFORE-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS PROVIDE SUPERVISED, QUIET ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS.
  • IF THERE ARE SPECIAL NEEDS BY WAY OF ACCOMMODATIONS PURSUANT TO THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR SCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATOR. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS THAT ARE IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR RESOURCES MAY CALL THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION OR THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS USING THE FOLLOWING PHONE NUMBERS:
  • 305-995-2027 • MS. LILIANA SALAZAR, DISTRICT DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LSALAZAR@DADSCHOOLS.NET
  • 305-995-4259 • MS. SONJA CLAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONCLAYSONJA@DADESCHOOLS.NET
  • 305-995-2027 • MAIN LINE FOR THE DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • 305-817-0014 • MR. VICTOR FERRANTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 
    COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMSVICFERRANTE@DADESCHOOLS.NET
  • EACH AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM LOCATION AND THE PROVIDER ASSIGNED TO OPERATE IT CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.DADECOMMUNITYSCHOOLS.NET. CLICK ON THE BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL LINK FOUND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WEBPAGE
  • 8 BOARD APPROVED FEE-BASED AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROVIDERS
    1. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRINCIPAL OPERATED
      FOR DIRECT INFORMATION ABOUT ANY M-DCPS PRINCIPAL OPERATED AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAMS PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY. IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT ANY PROGRAM OR PROGRAM PROVIDER, YOU CAN CALL THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 305-817-0014 X2504 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M AND 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR EMAIL THE OFFICE ATCTAVEL-LUACES@DADESCHOOLS.NET.

    2. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS INC. (ASP)
      1520 South Powerline Road, 
      Deerfield beach, Florida 33442
      Telephone: 954-596-9000 & 888-720-2882
      Fax: 954-596-9880
      Website: http://www.afterschoolprograms.com/

      Mr. Dave Wolnek, CEO 
      E-mail: dwolnek@aspkids.com 

      Ms. Elissa Hutshneker, Grants Director
      E-mail: ehutshneker@aspkids.com

      Nikki Watkins, Program Director
      E-mail: nwatkins@aspkids.com 
      E-mail: nikki.eliott@ymail.com 
      Cell – 786 375-0573 

    3. COOL KIDS LEARN, INC.  (CKL)
      1441 Commerce Way, Suite 315
      Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
      Telephone: 305-507-0177 office
      Fax: 305-507-0176 fax

      Ms. Andrea Kilpatrick, President
      E-mail: akilpatrick@coolkidslearn.com 

      Ms. Cutari Copeland-Cotton, Program Director
      E-mail: ccopeland@coolkidslearn.com 
      Cell phone: (305) 321-3112 

    4. FAMILY CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (FCAA)
      14701 N.W. 7TH Avenue                                           
      Miami, Florida  33168
      Telephone:    305 685-4881  Loretta – ex. 231
      Fax: 305 685-4882
      Website: http://www.fcaafamily.org/ 

      Mr. Richard L. Chisholm, President/CEO
      E-mail: rchisholm@fcaafamily.org 

      Mr. Michael Horne, Youth Development Director 
      E-mail: mhorne@fcaafamily.org 

      Ms. Loretta Bailey, El. School Care Program Director 
      E-mail: Lbailey@fcaafamily.org 

    5. SOUTH FLORIDA AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS, INC. (SFASAS)
      15175 Eagles Nest Lane Suite 103
      Miami Lakes, Fl. 33014
      Telephone: 786-517-2868
      24 Hour Cell – 305 502-3310
      Website:         http://www.sfasas.org 
      Fax:                888-203-2159

      Mr. Sean Prospect, Executive Director
      E-mail: Sean@sfasas.org 

      Ms. Vanessa Florido, Program Director
      E-mail: Vanessa@sfasas.org 

      Ms. Veronica Hernandez, ASC Program Director 
      E-mail: veronica@sfasas.org

    6. SUNSHINE AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE, INC. (SASCC)
      7900 Peters Road Bldg. B Suite 200
      Plantation, Florida  33324
      Telephone: 954-236-8850
      Website: http://www.sunshinefl.com/ 
      Fax: 954-236-8881 

      Ms. Colleen Gulla, Executive Director 
      E-mail: colleen@sunshinefl.com

    7. THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF GREATER MIAMI, INC. (YMCA)
      730 N.W. 107 Avenue, Suite 200
      Miami, Florida  33172
      Telephone: 305 357-6622, ext. 198
      Fax: 305-591-9124
      Website: http://www.ymcamiami.org/ 

      Ms. Shery Woods, President/CEO 
      E-mail: swoods@ymcamiami.org 

      Mr. Brian Sheafer, VP of Children Services 
      E-mail: bsheafer@ymcamiami.org 

    8. YWCA OF GREATER MIAMI-DADE, INC. (YWCA)
      351 N.W. 5th Street
      Miami, Florida  33128
      Website: www.ywca-miami.org 
      Telephone: 305 377-9922, ext. 102
      Fax: 305 373-9922 

      Ms. Eileen Maloney-Simon, CEO 
      E-mail: emsimon@ywca-miami.org 

      Ms. Patricia Williams, Director of Youth Department 
      E-mail: pwilliams@ywca-miami.org 
  • M-DCPS DOES NOT CHARGE A STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE HOWEVER ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ENROLL IN ANY M-DCPS AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM MUSTPURCHASE STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE. (THE ANNUAL COST FOR STUDENT INSURANCE IS $16.00 FOR GRADE PK TO 6 OR $18.00 FOR GRADE 7 TO 12). (OUTSIDE AGENCY PROVIDERS ALSO REQUIRE STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE AND MAY ALSO CHARGE A STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE)
  • YES THERE IS. ALL SECTIONS OF THE REGISTRATION FORM ARE TO BE COMPLETED.EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION, AUTHORIZED PICK-UP AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT CHECK OFF IS MANDATORYIT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE BEFORE AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM MANAGER IF YOU REQUIRE ANY CHANGES ON YOUR CHILD’S REGISTRATION FORM.
  • UPON REGISTERING YOUR CHILD, IT IS MANDATORY TO OBTAIN THE STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE ISSUED THROUGH THE DISTRICT. NO CHILD MAY ATTEND THE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM WITHOUT THIS INSURANCE. THIS IS A SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE PLAN AND IT IS REQUIRED EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE PLAN DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH ANY INSURANCE LIMITATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THIS INSURANCE.
  • EACH DAY A SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO YOUR CHILD DURING THE FEE-BASED AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ONLY. PLEASE NOTIFY STAFF OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES UPON REGISTRATION. IF YOUR CHILD IS UNABLE TO EAT THE SNACKS PROVIDED DURING THE AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE AFTER SCHOOL CARE OFFICE. IN THIS CASE, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A NUTRITIOUS SNACK THAT SUITS THE NEEDS OF YOUR CHILD.
  • STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY AND ARE VERIFIED AS HAVING FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH STATUS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT OF $1.00 OFF THE DAILY RATE FOR AFTER SCHOOL CARE AND $2.00 OFF THE DAILY RATE FOR FULL DAY CARE.
  • PARENTS OR GUARDIANS APPROVED TO RECEIVE SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE THROUGH THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION (ELC) MUST ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES AS OUTLINED IN THE PARENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SERVICE FORM. STUDENTS APPROVED TO RECEIVE ELC FUNDS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SUBSIDIZED ALLOTMENT THAT WILL OFF-SET THE COST FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM BY UP TO $8.00 PER DAY (PART-TIME RATE) AND FOR THE ALL DAY SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM, UP TO$16.60 PER DAY (FULL-TIME RATE). PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROGRAM FEES THAT ARE IN EXCESS OF THE SUBSIDIZED VOUCHER AMOUNT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, THE ELC CAN BE REACHED AT 305-646-7220.
  • CERTAIN PROGRAM COSTS MAY BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR FEDERAL INCOME TAXES AND IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU SAVE YOUR CANCELLED CHECKS AND/OR RECEIPTS FROM THE PROGRAM. ASK YOUR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE NEEDED IRS W-10 FORM (PROVIDER IDENTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION).

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION
AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

11690 NW 92 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33018 : Phone: (305) 817-0014 : Fax: (305) 817-0013
Located @ Hialeah Gardens Middle School
Building #5 - Room #5310

M-DCPS : 1450 NE 2nd Ave. : Miami, FL 33132 : Phone: (305) 995-1000 (For Non Technical Questions Only) © 2015