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.