early care options - Putting Things Right USA Inc. Home

Comentarios

Transcripción

early care options - Putting Things Right USA Inc. Home
Summer 2006 – Summer 2007
english
español
kreyòl
complete listing of
early care options
including Voluntary Pre-K
Children’s
HEALTH &
SAFETY
NOW ENROLLING ONLINE www.floridakidcare.com
Your child may be
eligible for health
insurance through
Florida KidCare.
Florida KidCare is health
insurance for uninsured
children from birth – 18.
Easy one-page, mail-in
application. No interview
is required.
Most families pay $15 or $20
a month, some pay more or
nothing at all.*
Florida KidCare covers
doctor’s visits, hospital care,
medicines, lab tests,
immunizations, hearing/
vision, behavioral or mental
health and more!
Florida KidCare uses licensed
health care providers and
health plans.
For an application in:
Broward County: (954) INSURES
or (954) 467-8737
Statewide: 1-888-540-KIDS
(5437)
www.floridakidcare.org
Funded by Children’s Services Council and the Department of Health.
*Eligibility is based on income and family size.
The CSC Mission:
To provide the leadership, advocacy
and resources necessary to enhance
children’s lives and empower them to
become responsible, productive adults
through collaborative planning and
funding of a continuum of quality care.
The CSC Vision:
The children of Broward County shall
have the opportunity to realize their
full potential, their hopes and their
dreams, supported by a nurturing
family and community.
The Children’s Services Council of Broward County
CSC Initiatives
CSC Community Partnerships
• Future First: Focus on Broward’s Children (television program
seen on the BECON channel)
• Forever Families (NBC6 and 102.7 FM)
• Focus on Broward’s Children (quarterly newsletter)
• Volunteer Broward
• Guide to Summer Programs
• Broward County Family Resource Guide
• CCB*/CSC Million Meals Committee
(*Coordinating Council of Broward)
• Capacity Building Committee (for small and emerging
non-profits serving children and families)
• Broward Training Collaborative Website
http://training.cscbroward.org
• Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Public Awareness Campaign
• Commit 2Be Fit
• CSC Advocacy Corner Website, http://advocacy.cscbroward.org
• KidCare Outreach and Education
• CSC Community Resource Network
• Summer Youth Employment Program
• 2-1-1 First Call for Help
TM
• Nickelodeon Summer Reading Camp
Some CSC Funding Areas
• Sun-Sentinel Back to School Fund
• School Readiness
• After School Programs
• Safe Summer Fun
• Special Needs
• Delinquency Prevention and Intervention
• Independent Living for Youth Leaving Foster Care
• Kinship Care
• Nutritional Education for Children
• Literacy
• Encouraging Physical Fitness
Children’s Services Council of Broward County
Visit us on the web:
6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 3000 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.cscbroward.org
[email protected]
Advocacy Corner:
http://advocacy.cscbroward.org
Telephone: 954.377.1000
Fax: 954.377.1683
Broward Training Collaborative:
http://training.cscbroward.org
Promoting Quality
Child Care
Helping Families Make
Educated Child Care Choices
Caring for South Florida’s
Most Precious Resource, Its
Children, for Over 35 Years!
• Financial Assistance for Child Care
• Resource Library, Open to Educators,
Parents and Children
• Technical Assistance and Support for
Child Care Providers
• Resource & Referral Services
• Clinical and Family Support Services
• Quality Training for Professionals
Working with Young Children
Broward:
Palm Beach:
840 SW 81st Ave, North Lauderdale, FL 33068
3111 S. Dixie Hwy, Suite 222, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
PH: (954) 720-1000, Fax: (954) 724-3900
1-877-5-FAMILY (32-6459)
PH: (561) 514-3300, Fax: (561) 655-4575
Miami-Dade:
10800 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 440, Miami, FL 33161
PH: (305) 981-9897, Fax: (305) 981-9806
www.familycentral.org
h
C
i
l
d
r
r
o
e
f
n
g
with
n
i
r
a
C
h
t
l
C
a
a
e
r
e
H
l
N
a
i
e
c
e
e
ds
p
S
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center is a non-profit, nationally recognized
“Center of Excellence” offering family-centered, culturally-sensitive medical
care and social work services for children and families of Broward County.
Some of the programs and services offered at CDTC are:
• Primary and Specialty Medical Care
• Dental Care
• Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Counseling
• Physical, Occupational, Speech and Hearing Evaluations
• In-Home Nursing and Social Work Support Services
• Support Groups for Mothers, Children, Adolescents and
Pregnant/New Mothers
• Special Events
• Sleep-Away Camp for HIV Positive Children
For more information about
our programs, please call
(954) 728-8080
To make a donation or
assist a child/family in
need, please call
(954) 728-1118
A Center of Excellence
Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs
1401 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
In Every Issue:
10 Community Resources
Pg 26:
Keeping your
child safe from
Internet predators
23 Helpful Websites
82 Featured Care Providers
90 Child Care Options
Publisher
109 Broward Public Schools Information
Dina Kessler
110 Private Schools
Senior Graphic Artist
113 Enrichment Programs
Dee Martin
Graphic Artist
Editorial
Sections:
25 Family Life
27 Development
Nicole Dudley
Production Coordinator
Emily Payne
Pg 40:
What you need to know
about Head Lice
35 Health and Safety
Cathy Jones
Sales Associates
108 Education
Jolynn Linder
112 Enrichment
Pat DeFalco
President, Custom Publishing Division
Español
Keith J. E. Kessler
Secciones
Editoriales:
48 Vida Familiar
57 Salud y Seguridad
Pg 43:
Take this checklist when you visit
a potential program for your child
61 Cuidado Infantil
Kreyòl
Seksyon
Editoryal:
66 Viv an Fanmi
68 Devlopman
73 Sante & Sekirite
77 Gadri pou Timoun
8
Patricia Payne
Business Manager
41 Child Care
51 Desarollo
Research Assistant
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
JK Harris Publications, LLC has worked to make this
Family Resource Guide the most complete guide
available; however, we assume no responsibility for
errors, changes or omissions, nor do we recommend
programs or individuals. JK Harris Publications, LLC
does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of
the information contained in the Guide. Some
information may have changed since collected, or
new facilities may have opened while others may
have moved or closed. Please verify all information
when contacting a provider. While we are excited to
be able to provide this service to the community, we
do encourage families to use this publication for
informational purposes only. Professionals should be
consulted on any issues concerning the health, safety
and welfare of your family.
For all advertising related questions,
please contact our Sales Department at
888-708-5700 ext 12
or visit our website at
www.earlycareguide.com.
©2006 JK Harris Publications, LLC. All rights reserved. Nothing
herein contained may be reproduced in any manner without
written permission of JK Harris Publications, LLC, 12276 San
Jose Blvd., Suite 212, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 346-3898.
Toll free (888) 708-5700.
What’s a dozen?
a little boy asked
his father. A dozen
is twelve, his dad
said, count them.
The boy counted: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, a lemon, twelve! That’s right! said the
dad. And do you know where eggs come from? he asked.
Yes! shouted the boy. Where? said Dad. The store! Dad
laughed and laughed. He couldn’t argue with that one.
Everyday moments can become learning moments. Because learning starts long
before school does. So tell stories. Count the groceries. Identify colors.
Even a chore with your child will become much more. Find out more at bornlearning.org
For more information about parenting resources, call United Way of Broward County
at 954-462-4850 or visit our website at www.unitedwaybroward.org.
Abuse – Victim
Víctima de Abuso • Abi – Viktim
Domestic Violence
Violencia Doméstica • Vyolans Domestik
This category lists organizations that provide services to individuals who have
been victims of child abuse, domestic violence, incest and rape. Services include
counseling, shelter, legal aid and information and referral.
Esta categoría enumera las organizaciones que proveen servicios a individuos
que han sido victimas de abuso infantil, violencia domestica, incesto y violación
sexual. Los servicios incluyen asesoramiento, refugio, ayuda legal, e información
y referencia.
Kategori sa gen yon lis òganizasyon ki ede moun ki te viktim abi yo te fè sou yo
nan piti, moun ki viktim vyolans lakay yo, moun fanmi yo fè bagay ak yo ak moun
yo fè kadejak sou yo. Men yon lis kalite sèvis òganizasyon sa yo bay, yo gen
konseye, gen kote moun ka al abite pou yon ti tan, gen avoka pou ede moun, yo
bay enfòmasyon epi yo ka refere viktim yo bay lòt òganizasyon ki ka ede yo tou.
Child Abuse
Abuso Infantil • Abi sou ti Moun
Abuse Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-96-ABUSE
or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-962-2873
Broward County Family Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-7693
Brookwood Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-757-3833
Broward Sheriff’s Office/Child Protective Investigations . . . . . . . . . . .954-797-5299
Camelot Community Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-958-0988
ChildNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-202-3800
Child Protection Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4159
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Florida Department of Children and Families Division of Child Welfare 954-467-4218
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
HANDY, Inc – Helping Abused, Neglected, Disadvantaged Youth . . .954-523-7210
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
KidsPeace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-854-2123
Lutheran Services Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4222
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Parent’s Information and Resource Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-8285
Sexual Assault Treatment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4159
2-1-1/First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 954-537-0211
Anger Management for Adolescents – Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Broward County Family Court Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-7693
City of Coconut Creek Victims Advocacy Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-973-6701
Family Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-587-7880
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
Living Water Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-452-4407
National Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-799-7233
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300 x 5730
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-327-8750
The Glass House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-938-0055
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc
Batterer’s Intervention and Outreach Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Emergency Shelter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-1133
Short Term Shelter and Victim Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Incest, Rape
Incesto, Violación Sexual • Enses, Vyol
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Sexual Assault Treatment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4159
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Basic Needs
Necesidades Básicas • Premye Nesesite
This section contains organizations that provide services to those with basic
need issues. Basic needs include: clothing, emergency aid, emergency shelter,
money management/financial aid, food, housing, Social Security and transportation.
Esta sección contiene organizaciones que proveen servicios básicos en cuestiones
como ropa, ayuda de emergencia, refugio de emergencia, administración de
dinero/ayuda financiera, alimentación, Seguro Social y transportación.
Seksyon sa a gen yon lis òganizasyon ki ede moun ki gen bezwen atik de baz
tankou: rad, èd pou moun ki gen ka ijan, kay pou moun ki pa gen kay pou yo rete,
moun ki gen pwoblèm regle afè lajan yo, moun ki bezwen yon ti kòb, moun ki
bezwen manje, moun ki bezwen al nan sosyal, moun ki bezwen transpò.
Caffe
Luna Rosa
Ristorante
Luna Rosa
...........................................................................
34 S. Ocean Blvd
2096 N.E. 2nd St
Delray Beach
Deerfield Beach
561-274-9404
954-429-8386
.....................................................................
A magnificent ocean view sets the scene at Caffe Luna Rosa
and Ristorante Luna Rosa, where delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and
impeccable tableside service provide an unforgettable experience. From
homemade pasta to delicate sauces, prime meats, fresh local seafood and
whole fish specialties, you will savor the essence of an Italian bistro. Enjoy
a dynamic full-service bar with signature cocktails and a Wine Spectator
award-winning wine list. Open 7 days, serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
and Sunday Brunch. Live classical guitar. Valet Parking.
www.caffelunarosa.com
&
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
10
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Clothing
Ropa • Rad
City of Coconut Creek Public Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-973-6701
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Broward County Parent Teacher Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-6759
Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Compassionate Hearts – Serving Hands, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-733-6476
Faith Farm Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-7787
First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-1193
Gateway Community Outreach, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-725-8434
Hallandale Human Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Lauderhill Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-2452
Love Thy Neighbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-971-9813
PEER Center, Inc. (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) . . .954-202-7379
Poverello Center, Inc – Food Bank and Thrift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-3663
Salvation Army of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
St. Lawrence Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-8510
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-0716
Trinity Broadcast Network TV 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-962-1700
Trinity United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-725-8434
Emergency Shelter
Albergue de Emergencia • Loujman Tampore
Disaster Relief
Ayuda para Desastres • Ed Dezas
Broward County Family Success Centers:
Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-327-8700
North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-2121
South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1920
Broward County University of Florida Extension Education Division .954-370-3725
Broward County Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-1114
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . .800-928-2227
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900 or 954-797-3800
Broward County Sherrifs Office (BSO)
Division of Fire and Emergency Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8200
Broward County Safety and Emergency Services Department . . . . .954-831-8200
Disaster Unemployment Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-204-2418
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-621-3362
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-462-7585
FEMA Fraud Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-323-8603
Florida Attorney General’s Office (Price Gouging) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850-414-3600
Florida Chief Financial Officer’s Storm Hotline (Insurance Problems) 800-22-STORM
Neighbors 4 Neighbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305-597-4404
Emergency Aid
Ayuda de Emergencia • Ed ak Lajan
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
BEDS Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-524-BEDS
Broward Emergency Management Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-3900
Broward Coalition to End Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-4000
Broward Partnership for the Homeless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-779-3990
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6573
Covenant House Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-5559
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
Lutheran Services Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4222
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-1133
Financial Aid/Money Management
Ayuda Económica/Administración de Dinero
Èd pou Moun ki gen Pwoblèm Lajan/Sevis pou Kontrole Lajan ou
Financial Aid/Rent and Utilities
Ayuda Económica/Alquiler y Utilidad
Èd pou Moun ki gen Pwoblèm Lajan/Lwaye ak Kouran
2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 954-537-0211
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward County Family Success Centers:
Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-327-8700
North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-2121
South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1920
Broward County Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-1114
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
www.earlycareguide.com
11
PROMOTING POSITIVE PARENT-CHILD
ATTACHMENT AND BONDING
~ Expecting a baby?
~ Parenting can
be stressful!
~ Are you a
new parent?
~ We can help.
Parenting is the most important job you will ever have.
We are here to offer encouragement, support and
useful information on what to expect as your
baby grows and develops.
For more information about
Healthy Families Broward,
Call 954-561-9681
Or Visit www.brhpc.org
(Click on “Healthy Families Broward”)
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-714-3464
Florida Department of Children and Families
Developmental Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4218
Gateway Community Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-725-8434
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Hope Outreach Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-0909
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Food
Comida • Manje
All Saints Catholic Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-748-2666
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward Homebound Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-2484
Broward Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-8770
Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Compassionate Hearts – Serving Hands, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-733-6476
Cooperative Feeding Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-2328
Daily Bread Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-7226
Dania Heights Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-764-3230
David Posnack Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-0499
EASE Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-797-1077
First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-1630
FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Food for the Poor, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-427-2222
Gateway Community Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-725-8434
Good News Fellowship Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-581-1612
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Hope Outreach Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-0909
Lauderhill Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-2452
Liberia Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-2371
Love Thy Neighbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-971-9813
Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-1766
Our Fathers House Soup Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-7550
PEER Center, Inc. (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) . . .954-202-7379
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
12
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Plantation United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7500
Poverello Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-3663
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
San Isidro Food Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-978-2302
SHARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-536-3379
St Lawrence Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-8510
St. Vincent de Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-0716
Soref Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-6700
Trinity Broadcasting – Channel 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-962-1700
Trinity United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-725-8434
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Food Stamps
Estampillas de Comida • Koupon Manje
Access Florida Information Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-762-2237
Florida Department of Children and Families
Economic Self-Sufficiency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4373
Housing
Vivienda • Kay
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward County Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-1114
Broward County Refugee Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-2929
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Broward Housing Solutions (Broward CCDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-764-2800
Center for Independent Living of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-722-6400
City of Hollywood – Housing Community Development Division . . . .954-921-3271
City of Hollywood Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-4691
City of Pompano Beach Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-7200
Covenant House Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-5559
Dania Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-920-9662
Deerfield Beach Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-428-0678
Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-6444
Gulf Coast Community Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-924-3878
Habitat for Humanity of Broward, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-396-3030
Hollywood Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-4691
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Mt Olive Development Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-767-9919
My Family Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1231
Pompano Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-972-1444
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Victory Living Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-8225
Volunteers of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-735-5068
Social Security
Seguro Social • Sekirite Sosyal
Benefits Planning, Assistance & Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-352-2725
Social Security Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-772-1213
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-325-0778
U.S. Social Security Administration – Fort Lauderdale Offices . . . . .800-772-1213
Wellness Center of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-0152
Transportation
Transporte • Sevis Transpo
2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 954-537-0211
Bright Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-893-3028
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward County Mass Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-8400
Broward County Sheriff’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
City of Tamarac – Social Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-597-8620
City of Wilton Manors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-2130
Cooperative Feeding Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-2328
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Transportation Management Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-3543
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Paratransit Transportation Options (TOPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-8677
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Community Organizations
Organizaciones Comunitarias • Organizasyon Kominote
A comprehensive listing of organizations in Broward County providing services.
These organizations offer advocacy support, community action, disaster relief,
volunteer and donation direction as well as information and referral. Information
and referral reflects a host of services, including abuse, victim, addiction, AIDS/HIV,
city and government, consumer complaints, disabilities, elderly, family and
parenting, health, legal, gay/lesbian and lost children/runaway youth.
Un amplio listado de las organizaciones que proveen servicios en el
Condado Broward. Estas organizaciones ofrecen apoyo en cuestiones de abogacía,
acción comunitaria, ayuda en caso de desastres y distribución de donativos, así
como información y referencias. Información y referencia incluye una variedad de
servicios, incluyendo ayuda a las víctimas del abuso, las adicciones, el sida/VIH
(AIDS/HIV), la ciudad y el gobierno, quejas del consumidor, incapacidades físicas,
ayuda para ancianos, familias y padres, salud, ayuda legal, problemática referente
a lesbianas y gays, y niños desaparecidos/jóvenes que escapan de sus hogares.
Men yon lis òganizasyon ki la pou ede w nan Broward County. Òganizasyon sa yo
ede moun defann dwa yo, yo patisipe nan aktivite kominotè, yo ede moun lè gen
dezas, yo fè moun konnen ki kote yo ka ale si yo ta vle bay sèvis yo kòm volontè
oubyen si ou ta vle fè yon don, yo bay enfòmasyon epi yo refere moun bay lòt
òganizasyon ki ka ede yo tou. Sèvis enfòmasyon ak sèvis referans la gen tout sèvis
sa yo ladan: èd pou moun ki viktim abi yo fè yo, adiksyon, SIDA/IVH, lis sèvis ki gen
nan vil la ak sèvis ki gen nan biwo gouvènman yo, sèvis pou kliyan ki gen plent,
sèvis pou moun ki andikape, sèvis pou moun ki fin granmoun, sèvis pou ede fanmi
ak moun k ap elve timoun, sèvis sante, sèvis pou moun ki bezwen avoka ede yo,
sèvis pou moun ki omoseksyèl, sèvis pou timoun ki pèdi, sèvis pou timoun ki sove.
Advocacy
Defensa • Konsey ak Referans
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities – Region . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1493
or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-342-0823
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-346-4127
American Lung Association of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-4657
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward Coalition to End Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-4000
Broward County Customer Service Call Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-4000
Broward County League of Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7370
Broward County Medical Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-714-9477
Broward County Office of Public and Government Relations . . . . . .954-357-7575
Broward County Right To Life Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-5433
CD4 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-545-9800
Center for Independent Living of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-722-6400
Children’s Services Council of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-377-1000
Community Services for Memorial Healthcare Systems . . . . . . . . . .954-985-3435
Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-779-1509
Family Care Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-2747
Family Network on Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-1705
Florida Children’s Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850-681-7002
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services . . . . . . . .850-488-2221
Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-6444
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-0550
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
League for the Hard of Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-7200
Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-8950
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-565-8885
PEER Center, Inc (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) .954-202-7379
United Jewish Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-252-6900
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Volunteer/Donations
Voluntarios/Donaciones • Volunte/Fe Kado
Alzheimer’s Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-971-7155
AmeriCorps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055 or 800-599-5432
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-8330
American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-564-0880
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward County Libraries Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7555
Broward County Office of Public and Government Relations . . . . . .954-357-7575
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Community Blood Center of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-6302
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-5006
Family Central, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-720-1000
Girl Scouts of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-7660
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition
of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-0550
Hospice of Gold Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-2990
Humane Society of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-3977
Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-788-8422
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-772-0013
Memorial Regional Hospital Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2000
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-757-4357
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . .754-321-2620
Volunteer Broward, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-6761
Disability Services
Servicios para Personas con Impedimentos Físicos
Sèvis ki Okipe Moun ki Andikape
This section addresses various aspects for people with special needs. These
include services for the blind/visually impaired, developmental disabilities, physical
disabilities and hearing and speech-impaired.
Esta sección se enconcentra en las necesidades diversas de las personas con
impedimentos físicos. Esto incluye servicios para personas con ceguera o
impedimentos visual, impedimento de desarrollo, impedimentos físicos e
impedimentos auditivos y del habla.
Seksyon sa a fèt plis pou moun ki gen tou kalite andikap. Nan lis sa gen sèvis pou
moun ki avèg/moun ki pa wè byen, moun ki gen pwoblèm mantal, moun ki
andikape, mou ki soud ak moun ki gen pwoblèm pale.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Ciegos-Problemas Visuales
Sèvis pou Moun ki Avèg/Moun ki pa wè twò Byen
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-329-7000 or 954-462-6403
Broward County Talking Book Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7555
Broward County Libraries Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7397
FDLES – Blind Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-497-3360
Lighthouse of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-4217
WLRN Radio Reading Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-273-6677
Developmental Disabilities
Incapacidades del Desarrollo • Sèvis pou Moun tèt yo pa Byen
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities – Region . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1493
Agency for Persons with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4218
Ann Storck Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-8000
ARC of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-9400
Autism Consortium of the Family Center Village
at Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7100 or 800-672-6725
Autism Foundation of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-474-5333
Autism Society of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-577-4141
Behavior Analysis, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-577-7790
Behavioral Health - Memorial Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2020
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
www.earlycareguide.com
13
Bright Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-893-3028
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-583-1286
Broward Gold Cost Down Syndrome Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-577-4122
Cerebral Palsy Adult Home, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-923-1413
Child Find (FDLRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2204
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Early Steps Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-1090
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-0900
Cypress Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-7677
David Posnack Jewish Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-0499
Early Steps/Early Intervention Program/PartC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4240
Easter Seal Society of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-8772
Epilepsy Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-779-1509
Family Care Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-2747
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305-348-7585
Florida Department of Children and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4240
Foundation for Independent Living, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-6472
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Occupational Therapy . . . . . . . . .954-985-5880
Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5880
Special Needs Patients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-6343
Lucanus Developmental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-4019
Nova Southeastern University/ Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-6900
Parents of Down Syndrome Angels Support Group (PODS Angels) . . .954-581-4165
School Board
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2274
SSS/ESE Exceptional Student Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-1800
Society of the Helpers of St. Herman, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-8997
Spina Bifida Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-472-4089
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7178
Victory Living Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-8225
Woodhouse II, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-0344
Hearing and Speech-Impaired
Servicios para Sordomudos
Moun ki gen Pwoblèm Tande ak Pwoblèm Pale
Alliance for Families with Deaf Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-1145
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-583-1286
Broward County Association of the Deaf, TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-784-0042
Easter Seal Society of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-8772
Florida Relay Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-955-8770
League for the Hard of Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-7200
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-7208
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Schott Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-3306
Speech and Hearing Impaired Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-432-6554
Physical Disabilities
Impedimentos Física • Sèvis pou Moun ki Andikape
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-318-2020
Ann Storck Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-8000
Books By Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4356
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-342-0778
Brain Injury Association of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-992-3442
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-583-1286
Broward County CS Mass Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-8400
Hearing-Speech Impaired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-8302
Broward County Talking Book Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7555
Children’s Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-713-3100
Cypress Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-7677
Muscular Dystrophy Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-717-9937
Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-565-8885
Schott Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-3306
Education
Educación • Edikasyon
Listed below are the programs and services created for enhancing educational
opportunities. These include dropout prevention, early care and education,
citizenship classes, General Education Degree (GED), literacy, special education
and tutoring and remedial education.
A continuación aparecen los programas y servicios creados para mejorar la
educación. Estos incluyen prevención de la deserción escolar, educación
temprana, clases de ciudadanía, Diploma de graduacion de bachillerato (GED),
alfabetización, educación especial, tutoría y escuela recuperación.
Sa se yon lis pwogram ki la pou amelyore opòtinite moun nan edikasyon yo. Nan
sèvis sa yo genyen pou ki ede evite elèv kite lekòl, gen sèvis pou ede timoun ki poko
antre lekòl, kou pou moun ki vle natiralize, kou pou moun ki vle prepare pou pran
egzamen lekòl segondè (GED), kou pou ede elèv ki andikape ak sèvis pou bay elèv
leson, sèvis pou ede elèv etidye sa yo manke, epi gen lekòl yo ak inivèsite yo.
Citizenship Classes
Clases de Ciudadanía • Lekol pou Sitwayente
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . . .754-321-2620
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
United States Citizenship and Inauguration Services (USCIS) . . . . .800-375-5283
Dropout/Alternative Programs
Desertores Escolares/Programas Alternativos
Pwogram Prevansyon pou ti Moun kap Sove
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
City of Coral Springs Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-344-1800
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-788-8422
Memorial Healthcare System Community Youth Service . . . . . . . . . .954-985-7004
New Direction Institute, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-748-8444
PACE Center for Girls of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-6939
School Board – Dropout Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2120
Senior Volunteer Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-484-7117
S.T.E.P.S. Program – Adolescent Day Treatment Program .954-987-2020, ext. 4603
General Education Degree (GED)
Diploma de Graduacion de Bachillerato (GED)
Diplom Lekol Segonde (GED)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
14
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Broward County Libraries Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7397
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . . .754-321-2620
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-2371
Literacy Coalition of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-7555
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
WorkForce One Corporate Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-535-2300
Unemployment Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-778-7356
WorkForce One Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5555
WorkForce One North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-969-3541
WorkForce One South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1010
Special Education
Educación Especial • Edikasyon Espesyal
Family Central – Child Development Associate (CDA) Training . . . .954-724-3957
Lighthouse of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-4217
Nova Southeastern University/Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-6900
School Board – SSS/ESE Exceptional Student Education . . . . . . . .754-321-2225
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2274
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7178
Tutoring
Tutores • Leson
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Harris Chapel Life Enrichment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-5085
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-2371
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . .754-321-2620
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2270
Employment and Economic Development
Empleo y Desarrollo Económico
Travay Ak Devlopman Economik
Listed below are organizations specializing in job training, vocational rehabilitation
and job placement. In addition, numerous resources are included to address such
related issues as unemployment benefits and compensation.
A continuación aparecen organizaciones especializadas en el adiestramento laboral,
rehabilitación vocacional, y colocación laboral. Además, se incluyen numerosos
recursos dirigidos a asuntos como el desempleo y beneficios y compensación.
Lis ki anba a se yon lis òganizasyon ki espesyalize nan aprantisaj pou moun ki
bezwen travay, nan fè resiklaj pou travayè, nan chèche travay pou moun. Met sou
sa yo bay anpil lòt enfòmasyon sou kouman yon moun ka aplike pou kòb yo ka
resevwa lè yo pap travay.
Job Placement
Búsqueda de Trabajo • Sevis pou Travay
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward County Human Resources Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6001
Center for Independent Living of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-722-6400
Cooperative Feeding Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-2328
Covenant House Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-5559
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-451-4327
Fort Lauderdale Vet Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-356-7926
Ft. Lauderdale Unemployment Office and One-Stop Career Center .954-677-5400
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Hallandale Beach Training Unit – Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1435
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Job Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305-626-7800
League for the Hard of Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-7203
Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-2371
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . .754-321-2620
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Victory Living Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-8225
Vocational Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5600 or 954-893-5093
WorkForce One Corporate Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-535-2300
Unemployment Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-778-7356
WorkForce One Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5555
WorkForce One North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-969-3541
WorkForce One South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1010
Unemployment
Desempleo • Sevis pou Moun ki pa Travay
Ft. Lauderdale Unemployment Office and One-Stop Career Center .954-677-5400
WorkForce One Corporate Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-535-2300
Unemployment Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-778-7356
WorkForce One Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5555
WorkForce One North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-969-3541
WorkForce One South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1010
Family Support Services
Servicios de Apoyo a la Familia • Sipo pou Fanmi
Geared toward families of all types and needs, this category is centered on family
issues. These include: adoption, foster care, protective services, respite care and
youth development. Also listed are agencies and programs that provide information
and classes for effective parenting skills.
The most trusted name in reproductive health care, education, and advocacy.
We’re More Than You Think!
Planned Parenthood Services are for
Women and Men, Teens to Seniors.
Parenting Skills
Educación para Padres • Edikasyon pou Paran
We have 4 Locations to Serve You!
Boca Raton
455 NW 35 St
561-368-1023
Fort Lauderdale
3475 N Dixie Hwy
954-561-1905
Pembroke Pines
263 N University Dr
954-963-9889
Tamarac
7152 Nob Hill Rd
954-721-5580
www.lovecarefully.org
Dirigidos a todo tipo de familias con necesidades diversas, esta categoría enfoca
la problemática familiar, que incluye la adopción, el cuidado adoptivo, los servicios
protectivos, y el desarrollo juvenil. Además aparecen agencias y programas que
proveen información y clases de cómo ser mejores padres.
Kategori enfòmasyon sa fèt pou tou kalite fanmi kèlkeswa bezwen yo. Gen
enfòmasyon ladan sou sèvis fanmi ka bezwen tankou: enfòmasyon sou
adopsyon, moun ki okipe timoun pou yon bout tan jis yo jwenn kay pou yo
rete, sèvis pou pwoteje timoun, sèvis pou okipe moun ki malad grav, ak aktivite
pou devlopman jèn yo. Nan lis sa a, nou mete non pwogram ak òganizasyon ki
bay enfòmasyon ak pwogram ki fè kou pou montre moun kouman pou yo okipe
pitit yo byen.
Adoption/Foster Care
Adopción/Placemento • Adopsyon/Pansyon
2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 or 954-537-0211
4 Children’s S.A.K.E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-975-9959
Adoption by Shepherd Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-2060
Camelot Community Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-958-0988
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6573
Children’s Services Council of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-377-1000
ChildNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-202-3333
Foster Care Adoption Recruit Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-202-3333
His Caring Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-429-9222
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-749-7230
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
SOS Children’s Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-420-5030
Children’s Guide to Arts & Culture in Broward County
Guía cultural para niños en el Condado Broward
Gid aktivite Atistik ak aktivite Kiltirèl pou timoun nan
Broward County
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .863-902-1113
Art & Culture Center of Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-3274
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-5393
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-0222
Florida Youth Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-962-5666
Florida’s Singing Sons Boys Choir Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-2697
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre
(Dance Dimensions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-491-4668
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6882
Gold Coast Jazz Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-0805
Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts
Creative Theatre Programs for Children & Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-565-5113
Mardi Gras Fiesta Tropicale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-926-3377
Museum of Discovery & Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-6637
Partners in Action/Kids Ecology Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-0366
University Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-475-3000
Young at Art Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-424-0085
Group Homes/Child
Hogares de Grupo • Pansyon/Ti Moun
Ann Storck Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-8000
Archways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-2030
Brookwood, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-757-3833
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-583-1286
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
16
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Friends of Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Handy, Inc – Helping Abused, Neglected, Dependent Youth . . . . . . .954-523-7210
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
Manning Home Care, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-9679
Society of the Helpers of St. Herman, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-8997
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7178
Victory Living Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-8225
Volunteers of America of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-735-5068
Woodhouse II, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-0344
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-9400
Boot Camp for Dads – Memorial Regional Hospital . . . . .954-987-2020, ext. 4484
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6573
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-377-2188
Educa Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-7433
Family Birthplace – Memorial Hospital West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-433-7150
Memorial Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2020, ext. 4484
Family Central, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-720-1000
Family Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-587-7880
First Care Pregnancy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-392-3446
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-0550
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
Lutheran Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4222
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc (MDEI) . . . . . . . . . . .954-345-4530
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-6900
Parents’ Exercise Program – Memorial Fitness/Rehabilitation . . . . .954-985-5800
Parents’ Information and Resource Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-8285
Pediatric Speaker Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-7400
School Board
Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) . . . . .754-321-2620
Starting Place Functional Family Therapy Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Protective Services
Servicios Protectivos • Sevis Pwoteksyon
Broward County Sheriff’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
Florida Department of Children and Families
Adult Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4258
Child Abuse Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-96-ABUSE or 800-962-2873
Division of Child Welfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4218
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Respite Care
Cuidado de Corto Plazo • Sevis Pou Moun Malad
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-9400
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-583-1286
Broward Homebound Program, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-2484
Smith Community Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-741-0291
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7178
Youth Development
Desarrollo Juvenil • Devlopman Jen Moun
2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 or 954-537-0211
Teen Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-567-8336
Teen Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-0490
ASPIRA of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-9221
Broward County Extension Education Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-3725
Broward County Libraries Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7397
Boy Scouts of America – South Florida Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-4200
Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
Camelot Community Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-958-0988
Centre for Innovative Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-572-2600
City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-828-7275
City of Hollywood Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-3404
City of Miramar Community Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1617
City of Wilton Manors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-2130
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Florida Department of Health – Broward County Health Department . .954-467-4700
Children’s Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-713-3100
Immunizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-713-3269
Paul Hughes Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-788-6140
South Regional Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-4848
West Broward Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-327-6000
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Girl Scouts of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-7660
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Hollywood’s Born to Read Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6371
Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-788-8422
Kids Voting Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-1879
Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-8950
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-9474
Memorial Healthcare Youth Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-7000
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
PACE Center for Girls of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-6939
Planned Parenthood Hollywood Teen Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8447
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Smith Community Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-741-0291
Swim Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-SWIM or 954-357-7946
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
WorkForce One Corporate Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-535-2300
Unemployment Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-778-7356
WorkForce One Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5555
WorkForce One North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-969-3541
WorkForce One South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1010
YMCA of Broward County of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-334-9622
Health Care
Atención Médica • Swen pou Sante
A comprehensive listing of services geared toward those individuals who are
uninsured, uninsurable or underinsured. Support areas include HIV/AIDS, abortion,
abortion alternatives, cancer, dental care, eye care, home care, medical equipment,
occupational and physical therapy, pre-and post natal care. Additionally, information
is included on not-for-profit organizations that offer information and applications for
Medicaid, Medicare, Florida KidCare and other insurance programs.
Un listado comprensivo de los servicios dirigidos a aquellos individuos que carecen
de seguro médico, o están asegurados insuficientemente. Las áreas de ayuda
incluyen HVI/SIDA (HIV/AIDS), aborto, alternativas al aborto, cáncer, cuidado
dental, cuidado ocular, cuidado en el hogar, equipo médico, terapia física y
ocupacional, cuidado prenatal y postnatal. Adicionalmente, se incluyen
organizaciones no lucrativas que proveen información y solicitudes para Medicad,
Medicare, Florida KidCare y otros programas de salud.
Yo prepare yon bon jan lis sèvis ki la pou moun ki pa gen asirans, moun ki pa ka
gen asirans, oubyen moun ki pa gen ase asirans. Nan lis sa a gen enfòmasyon tou
pou moun ki bezwen èd ak maladi tankou SIDA/ VHI, ak avòtman, ak sa moun ka
fè olye yo fè avòtman, ak kansè, ak swen dantè, ak swen je, ak swen pou
granmoun nan kay yo, ak aparèy medikal, ak terapi pou kò moun, ak jan pou moun
pran swen kò yo anvan ak ape yo fè pitit. Met sou sa gen enfòmasyon nan lis la
sou ONG ki bay enfòmasyon epi ki gen aplikasyon pou Mediked, Medikè, Florida
KidCare ak lòt pwogram asirans.
AIDS/HIV Sexually Transmitted Diseases
SIDA/HIV Enfermedades Venereas
Maladi Moun ka Pran nan fe Seks SIDA/Maladi Seksyel
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .305-759-3050
Center for Disease Control and Prevention National STD/AIDS Hotline .800-227-8922
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Cleveland Clinic – Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-349-1111
Community Health Care Center One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-2929
Florida Department of Health – Broward County Health Department .954-467-4700
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Memorial Home Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5974
Memorial Primary Care Center Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1551
Memorial Primary Care Center Dania Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-922-7606
Memorial Primary Care West Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-2500
Memorial Urgent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1470
Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc (MDEI) . . . . . . . . . . .954-345-4530
North Broward Hospital District
7th Avenue Family Health Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
Broward Infusion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-2566
Clinica de las Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-1020
Clinical Services/NBHD District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-3006
Comprehensive Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-0880
Health Care for the Homeless Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-527-6042
Pompano Adult Primary Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5901
Pompano Pediatric Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5413
Specialty Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-7313
Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach
and Broward Counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-480-9744
Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-1905
Pembroke Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-963-9889
Tamarac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-721-5580
Poverello Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-3663
School Board – Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2270
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Wellness Center of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-0152
AIDS/HIV Education and Prevention
Educacion y prevencion del SIDA
Jan pou Moun Enfòme tèt yo ak Janpou yo Evite Viris VIH ak
Maladi SIDA
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Cleveland Clinic – Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-349-1111
Community Health Care Center One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-2929
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4700
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater
Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-9005
Girl Scouts of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-7660
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Memorial Home Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5974
Memorial Primary Care Center Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1551
Memorial Primary Care Center Dania Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-922-7606
Memorial Primary Care West Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-2500
Memorial Urgent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1470
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
New Direction Institute, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-748-8444
In Broward County
there are over a
hundred children
who are waiting for
a family to call
their own.We hope
you’ll take a
moment to
think about
them.
To learn more
about adoption,
please call
(954) 202-3333 or
visit www.BrowardAdopt.com
think about it!
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
www.earlycareguide.com
17
North Broward Hospital District
7th Avenue Family Health Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
Broward Infusion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-2566
Clinica de las Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-1020
Clinical Services/NBHD District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-3006
Comprehensive Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-0880
Health Care for the Homeless Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-527-6042
Pompano Adult Primary Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5901
Pompano Pediatric Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5413
Specialty Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-7313
Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties . .954-480-9744
Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-1905
Pembroke Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-963-9889
Tamarac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-721-5580
Poverello Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-3663
School Board of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0000
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2270
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Wellness Center of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-0152
Abortion Alternatives
Alternativas al Aborto • Sevis pou Kenbe ti Moun
Adoption by Shepherd Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-2060
Broward County Right to Life Foundation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-5433
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6573
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Respect Life Counseling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-963-2229
Cancer
Cáncer • Maladi Kanse
American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-564-0880
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4700
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Children’s Cancer Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-2234
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-961-3234
Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties . .954-480-9744
Fort Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-1905
Pembroke Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-963-9889
Tamarac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-721-5580
Dental Care
Cuidado Dental • Swen Dante
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward County Dental Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-772-5461
Dental Clinic at the Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . .954-788-6079
Dental Clinic of NOVA Southeastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7500
Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-2101
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4820
Living Water Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-965-0077
North Regional Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5408
Pompano Adult Primary Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5907
Seventh Avenue Family Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
Eye Care
Cuidado de la Vista • Swen Je
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-6403
FDLES – Blind Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-497-3360
Health Clinics
Clínicas de Salud • Klinik Sante
Specialty Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-7313
Broward Community and Family Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-0028
Broward General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
Children Mobile Health Center
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1220 ext. 6465
Community Aids Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-567-7141
Coral Springs Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-344-3000
Dandy School Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-322-3235
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4700
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Lice Source Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-0711
Memorial Home Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5974
Memorial Primary Care Center Hollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1551
Memorial Urgent Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1470
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
18
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
North Broward Hospital District
Chris Evert Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
North Broward Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-6400
Seventh Avenue Family Health Place at Broward
General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-728-8080
The Children’s Place at Coral Springs Medical Center . . . . . . . . . .954-344-3000
Weston Regional Health Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-217-5700
North Broward Hospital District – Primary Care Centers
7th Avenue Family Health Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
Broward Infusion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-2566
Clinica de las Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-1020
Clinical Services/NBHD District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-3006
Comprehensive Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-0880
Health Care for the Homeless Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-527-6042
North Broward Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-6400
Pompano Adult Primary Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5901
Pompano Pediatric Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-5413
Specialty Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-7313
North Broward Hospital District – School Based Centers
Crystal Lake Middle School Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-3144
Lauderhill Middle School Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-3611
School Board – Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2270
U.S. Veterans Outpatient Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-2101
Home Care/Home Visitors
Cuidados en el Hogar • Sevis Andedan la kay Ou
Books By Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4356
Gold Coast Home Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-785-2990
Memorial Pediatric Home Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5974
Hospitals
Hospitales • Lopital
Broward General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
Chris Evert Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
Coral Springs Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-344-3000
Florida Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-735-6000
Hollywood Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-966-4500
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Imperial Point Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-776-8610
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2000 or 866-JDCH-DOC
Memorial Hospital Pembroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-962-9650
Memorial Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2000
North Broward Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-6400
Seventh Avenue Family Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-759-6600
Information and Referral
Información y Referencia • Enfòmasyon ak Referans
2-1-1/First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 or 954-537-0211
American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-564-0880
American Diabetes Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-772-8040
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward Coalition to End Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-4000
Broward County Bar Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-764-8040
Broward County Office of Public and Government Relations . . . . . .954-357-7575
Broward Regional Health Planning Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-9681
Center for Independent Living of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-722-6400
City of Lauderhill Health and Social Service Division . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-321-2452
City of Tamarac – Social Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-597-8620
Cooper City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-4300
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-5006
Family Central, Inc (Child Care Resource & Referral) . . . . . . . . . . . .954-720-1000
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850-878-2196
Florida Alliance for Assistance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305-348-7585
Florida Department of Health
Childhood and Adult Lead Poisoning Program . . . . . . . .850-245-4444, ext. 2869
Child Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850-245-4323
Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-6444
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – Physician Referral Services . . .954-985-3450
Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-921-2371
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-772-0013
Memorial Healthcare System – Physician Referral Services . . . . . . .954-985-3450
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
Seafarer’s House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-7330
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Teddy Bear Clinics – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . .954-985-3435
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-7178
Medical Care – Insurance
Cuidado Medico • Seguro Asirans Maladi
Agency for Health Care Administration of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-419-3456
Broward County Medical Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-714-9477
Florida KidCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-540-5437
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-6314
Cystic Fibrosis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-6333
Neonatal Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-5831
Neurosurgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1490
Orthopedic Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-2234
Pediatric Physician Referral Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-3450
Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-633-4227
United Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-910-3224
M*PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-367-6554
Medical Equipment
Equipo Médico • Ekipman Medikal
American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-564-0880
American Lung Association of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-4657
Children’s Medical Services (CMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-713-3100
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-961-3234
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-757-4357
Soref Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-6700
Occupational/Physical Therapy
Terapia Física y Ocupacional • Terapi Fizik
Broward Children’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-943-7638
Easter Seal Society of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-8772
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Imperial Point Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-776-8500
Prenatal and Postnatal
Prenatal y Postnatal • Avan ak Apre Akouchman
3D Fetal Fotos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-394-9090
Broward General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-7583
Coral Springs Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-344-3000
Family Birthplace – Memorial Hospital West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-433-7150
Memorial Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2020, ext. 4484
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4700
Children’s Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-713-3100
Healthy Families Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-9681
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-0550
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-8000
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Main Switchboard) . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2000
Out of Area Toll-free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-JOES-KID
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-772-0013
Memorial Hospital West Fitness & Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . .954-433-7125
Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness & Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . .954-985-5800
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Broward County Medical Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-714-9477
Broward County Right to Life Foundation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-563-5433
Broward Regional Health Planning Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-9681
Center for Independent Living of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-722-6400
Epilepsy Services of Broward, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-779-1509
Florida Division of Consumer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-435-7352
Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-6444
Fort Lauderdale Vet Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-356-7926
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-0550
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
League for the Hard of Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-7203
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
PEER Center, Inc (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) .954-202-7379
United Jewish Community of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-252-6900
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Crime Prevention
Prevención del Crimen • Prevansyon Krim
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
City of Coconut Creek Public Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-973-6701
City of Hollywood Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-4314
City of Margate Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-972-7111
City of Oakland Park Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4321
City of Plantation Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-797-2118
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Diversion Programs/Juvenile
Diversión/Programas Juveniles • Pwogram ti Moun
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
City of Hollywood Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-4314
City of Oakland Park Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4321
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Hallandale Human Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-766-6058
Legal and Criminal Justice
Justicia Legal y Criminal • Jistispou Kriminel
This category includes the court system and other agencies and programs
providing services to those who need criminal case and legal support. These
include crime prevention, diversion programs, guardianship, immigration issues,
missing persons and legal assistance.
Esta categoría incluye el sistema judicial así como otras agencias y programas
que proveen servicios a aquellos necesitados de apoyo en asuntos de justicia
legal que incluyen prevención del crimen, programas custodia, inmigración y
personas desaparecidas, así como asistencia legal.
Kategori sa gen enfòmasyon sou sistèm tribinal la ak lòt òganizasyon ak lòt
pwogram ki ede moun ki bezwen èd pou zafè krim ak moun ki bezwen avoka. Nan
kategori sa genyen: jan pou moun evite krim, pwogram ki enteresan pou ede elèv
yo evite antre nan lòt aktivite ki ka mete yo nan pwoblèm, pwogram pou moun ki
vle ede timoun, zafè imigrasyon, koze moun ki pèdi, ak èd avoka.
Advocacy
Apoyo • Konsey ak Referans
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities – Region . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1493
or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-342-0823
American Lung Association of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-4657
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
Broward Coalition to End Homelessness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-4000
Broward County Customer Service Call Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-4000
Broward County League of Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-7370
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
www.earlycareguide.com
19
Legal Assistance
Asistencia Legal • Asistans Legal
Broward County Bar Association, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-764-8040
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward County Public Defender’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8650
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
Florida Division of Consumer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-435-7352
Guardian Ad Litem Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6214
Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-8950
US Bureau of Indian Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-983-1537
Wellness Center of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-568-0152
Missing Persons
Personas Desaparecidas • Moun ki Disparet
A Child Is Missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-1288
American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-9900
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-843-5678
Mental Health Care
Salud Mental • Sante Mantal
This network of professional organizations addresses a whole spectrum of mental
health issues for all ages. This section lists community health centers and private,
non-profit organizations that provide free or sliding scale fee comprehensive
services addressing such issues as suicide, substance abuse, crisis, depression
and institutionalization. They offer outpatient and residential, individual, group and
family counseling services.
Una red de organizaciones profesionales que abarca todo el ámbito de la salud
mental no importa cuál sea la edad. Esta sección indica todos los centros de salud
comunitarios, públicos y privados, organizaciones no lucrativas que proveen
servicios gratuitos y que enfocan problemas como la prevención del suicidio, el
abuso de substancias, la crisis, la depresión, e institucionalización. Estas
organizaciones ofrecen servicios privados fuera del hospital, servicios de
asesoramiento familiar y de grupo.
Rezo òganizasyon pwofesyonèl sa a okipe tout yon seri ka sou sante mantal moun
tout laj. Lis sa a gen enfòmasyon sou òganizasyon kominotè ak òganizasyon prive
ak ong ki bay sèvis yo gratis pou koze tankou moun ki anvi touye tèt yo, moun ki
nan dwòg, moun ki gen gwo pwoblèm, moun ki gen depresyon ak moun yo fèmen
nan sant pou moun fou. Òganizasyon sa yo ofri sèvis pou konseye moun nan Sant
sante, lakay mou, an gwoup oubyen ak fanmi yo.
Baker Act
Baker Act • Akt Baker
Broward County Clerk of the Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6600
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Counseling Services
Servicios de Consultoría • Sèvis pou ba Moun Konsèy
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-9400
Adoption by Shepherd Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-2060
Behavioral Health – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1455
Brotherly Love King’s Table Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-425-0397
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Camelot Community Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-958-0988
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami – Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-630-9404
Center for Family Counseling of Broward, Inc (DUI counseling only) . .954-972-3232
Children’s Home Society of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-6573
City of Ft. Lauderdale Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-828-5356
Communities In Schools of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-385-2452
Eckerd Youth Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-914-3937
Family Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-587-7880
Fifth Street Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-797-5222
First Call For Help – Phone Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-0486
Teen Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-567-8336
Teen Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-0490
Florida Kinship Center Warmline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-640-6444
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Hallandale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-749-7230
Jewish Family Services of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-2140
Kids In Distress, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-7654
Living Water Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-452-4404
Lutheran Services Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4222
New Direction Institute, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-748-8444
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
20
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Samaritan Center of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-2273
School Board – SSS/ESE Exceptional Student Education . . . . . . . .754-321-2225
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2274
Psychological Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2200
Smith Community Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-741-0291
Specialty Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-7313
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
The Family Counseling Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-1650
Bair Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-2916
Cooper City High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-0280
Coral Springs Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-3000
Crystal Lake Community Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-3165
Deerfield Beach High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-0650
J.P. Taravella High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-2377
Northeast High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-1597
Nova High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-1650
Perry Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-3939
Plantation High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-322-1850
South Broward High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-1820
Westwood Heights Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-323-7900
The Seth Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-5640
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Mental Health Service
Servicios de Salud Mental • Sevis Sant Mantal
Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-9400
Adoption by Shepherd Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-981-2060
Archways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-2030
Atlantic Shores Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-771-2711
Bayview Community Mental Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-888-7999
Behavioral Health – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1455
Behavioral Health Info-Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-396-4636
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
Broward General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-5085
Broward House Behavioral Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-523-9454
Center for Family Counseling of Broward, Inc (DUI counseling only) . .954-972-3232
Cove Counseling Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-426-1707
Florida Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-730-2777
Focus Health Care at Highpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-680-2700
Girls & Boys Town of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-590-2503
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Imperial Point Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-776-8500
Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-749-7230
Jewish Family Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-2109
KidsPeace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-854-3123
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Parent’s Information and Resource Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-9994
Path Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-730-7284
Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-986-6310
PEER Center, Inc (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) .954-202-7379
Samaritan Center of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-2273
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Women in Distress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-9800
Woodhouse II, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-0344
Suicide Prevention
Prevención del Suicidio
Pwogram pou ede Moun Wete Lide yo Sou Zafe Sisid
2-1-1/First Call for Help of Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-0211
Broward General Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-355-4400
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Starting Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-327-4060
Recreational/Spiritual and Cultural Enrichment
Enriquecimiento Recreativo/Espiritual y Cultural
Amizman/Aktivite Legliz ak Aktivite Kiltirèl
This section lists organizations that provide activities and social opportunities for
cultural enrichment, recreation and spiritual growth.
Esta sección menciona organizaciones que proveen actividades y oportunidades
sociales para el enriquecimiento cultural, la recreación y el crecimiento espiritual.
Seksyon sa a gen yon lis òganizasyon ki òganize pwogram ak aktivite enteresan
tankou teyat, detant ak aktivite legliz.
4 Children’s S.A.K.E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-975-9959
Boy Scouts of America – South Florida Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-4200
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward County Parks & Rec
Brian Piccolo Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-437-2600
Carver Ranches Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1990
C.B. Smith Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-437-2650
Deerfield Island Park (Accessible only by boat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-360-1320
Easterlin Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-938-0610
Fern Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-970-0150
Franklin Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1037
Hollywood North Beach Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-926-2444
Lafayette Hart Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1041
Lake Forest Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1915
Markham Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-389-2000
McTyre Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-0283
North Andrews Gardens Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-938-0619
North Broward Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-786-4090
Osswald/Rock Island Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-497-1636
Plantation Heritage Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1025
Pompano Beach Highlands Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-363-3313
Pompano Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-3835
Quiet Waters Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-360-1315
Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1036
Secret Woods Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1030
St. George Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1039
Sunview Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1040
Tradewinds Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-3880
Tree Tops Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-370-3750
T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-985-1980
West Ken Lark Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-791-1035
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-926-2480
Broward County Sheriff’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
CD4 Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-545-9800
Cooper City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-4300
City of Ft. Lauderdale Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-828-5356
City of Lauderhill Department of Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-572-2933
City of Miramar Community Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1617
City of Oakland Park – Parks and Recreation Division . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-6264
City of Tamarac – Social Service Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-597-8620
City of Wilton Manors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-390-2130
Cypress Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-7677
David Posnack Jewish Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-434-0499
Foundation for Independent Living, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-968-6472
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Ft Lauderdale . . . .954-463-9005
Girl Scouts of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-7660
Goodwill Industries of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-1600
Hallendale Social Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
Harris Chapel Life Enrichment Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-731-5085
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-964-8884
Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-974-2007
Lighthouse of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-463-4217
Memorial Healthcare System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-987-2000
Mental Health Association of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-746-2055
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-757-4357
Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-525-5500
Museum of Discovery and Science, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-6637
PEER Center, Inc (Personal Empowerment Education Recreation) .954-202-7379
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Seafarer’s House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-7330
Soref Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-792-6700
Swim Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-SWIM or 954-357-7946
YMCA of Broward County of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-334-9622
Substance Abuse/Addictions
Adicciones/Abuso de Substancias
Poblèm Dwòg/Pwoblèm Adiksyon
This section addresses various aspects of substance abuse prevention, education,
intervention and treatment. Programs focus on detox, smoking, eating disorders, driving
under the influence (DUI), outpatient care, residential care and support groups. Also
listed are agencies that provide services to individuals dealing with a combination (dual
diagnosis) of a substance abuse problem and an additionally diagnosed disorder.
Esta sección está dirigida a varios aspectos de la prevención del abuso de
substancias, la educación, intervención y tratamiento. Estos programas tratan la
desintoxicación, el tabaquismo, los desórdenes alimenticios, driving under the
influence (DUI), cuidado externo de pacientes, cuidado residencial, y grupos de
apoyo. También están listadas agencias que proveen servicios a individuos que
tengan una combinación (diagnóstico doble) de un problema de abuso de
substancias y otro desorden diagnosticado.
Seksyon yo pale sou plizyè aspè sou zafè moun ki nan dwòg, sou edikasyon, sou
kouman pou yo abòde moun ki nan dwòg pou yo ka ede yo, kouman pou yo trete
yo. Pwogram sa yo konsantre sou kouman pou yo wete pwodui toksik ki nan yon
dwòg nan san yon moun, trete moun ki fimen, moun ki gen pwoblèm ak zafè
manje, moun k ap kondi tou sou, pran swen moun nan lopital, pran swen moun
lakay yo, epi òganize gwoup ki la pou bay lòt moun sipò. Nan lis sa gen
òganizasyon ki ede moun ki gen doub pwoblèm.
Detox
Destoxificación • Sant Dezintoksifikasyon
Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-917-3334
Cove Counseling Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-426-1707
Florida House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-421-0087
Focus Health Care at Highpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-680-2700
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Eating Disorders
Transtornos Alimenticios • Maladi pa Manje
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
The Renfrew Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-RENFREW or 800-736-3739
Smoking Cessation
Tabaquismo • Sevis pou Sispan Fimen
American Lung Association of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-4657
Florida Department of Health
Broward County Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-467-4700
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Imperial Point Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-776-8500
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Substance Abuse/Inpatient
Adicciones • Abi Dwog
Broward Addiction Recovery Centers (BARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4200
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Spectrum Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-2977
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Susan B Anthony Recovery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-733-6068
Substance Abuse/Outpatient
Adicciones/Tratamiento Fuera del Hospital • Abi Dwog
Archways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-2030
Broward Addiction Recovery Centers (BARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4200
Broward County Family Success Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-6367
SLP
INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTORS
NEEDED:
Share the BEST space.
Ideal for a TEAM environment.
Robin Best SLP is expanding and looking to share
its new space. Brand new office space at our Coral Springs
Professional Campus available for those wanting to create a
convenient and quality atmosphere. Run your practice
independently in the company of other related professionals
such as SLP’s, audiologists and ENT physicians.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION AND
TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AND
ADULTS WITH ARTICULATION,
VOICE, STUTTERING, LANGUAGE,
LEARNING DISABILITIES AND
MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS.
5491 UNIVERSITY DR. SUITE 101 • CORAL SPRINGS
954.345.3799 • www.robinbest.com
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
www.earlycareguide.com
21
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Center for Family Counseling of Broward, Inc (DUI counseling only) . .954-972-3232
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
Community Christian Counseling, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-989-1444
Covenant House Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-5559
Family Service Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-587-7880
Florida Department of Children and Families
Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-762-3700
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Nova Southeastern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-7300
Spectrum Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-2977
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Substance Abuse – Prevention and Education
Adicciones – Prevencion y Educación • Abi Dwog – Prevansyon
ADAPT Program for Adolescents (Drug Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-262-5854
Archways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-763-2030
Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-537-1010
Broward CHAI Center (Chabad House Academic Institute) . . . . . . . .954-458-1877
Broward County Clerk of the Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-6600
Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-760-7007
Broward House, Inc
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-522-4749
Assisted Living Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-468-1290
Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-917-3334
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-728-8080
City of Oakland Park Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-765-4321
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .850-878-2196
Focus Health Care at Highpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-680-2700
Friends of Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-578-8399
Girl Scouts of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-739-7660
Hallandale Human Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-457-1460
High Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-680-2700
Starting Right
An early intervention parent/child program for
2-year-olds addressing delays in children’s
communication and social skills. The
program includes intervention support with
speech-language pathologists, behavior
analysts and occupational therapists.
The Starting Right Program meets in the
Jim & Jan Moran Family Center Village.
Please call (954) 262-7117
for more information or to schedule an appointment.
House of Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-8989
School Board – SSS/ESE Exceptional Student Education . . . . . . . .754-321-2225
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2274
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
Urban League of Broward County, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-584-0777
Substance Abuse/Residential
Adicciones/Residencial • Abi Dwog/Rezidansyel
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-831-8900
KidsPeace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-854-3123
Lamb of God Ministries (for men only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-946-7332
Salvation Army, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-524-6991
Spectrum Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-2977
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
The Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-761-3281
YMCA of Broward County of Florida, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-334-9622
Target Group Services
Servicios para Grupos Clave • Sevis Moun Gwoup
Specifically created for ‘target groups’ with special needs, this category provides a
listing of services that work with individuals and groups with targeted needs. This
may include youth at-risk for substance abuse, running away, dropping out of
school, as well as gays and lesbians and ex-offenders.
Creados específicamente para ‘grupos clave’ con necesidades específicas, esta
categoría provee un listado de servicios que operan específicamente con individuos y
grupos con necesidades clave. Esto puede incluir a los incapacitados, los jóvenes con
riesgo de abuso de sustancias, así como gays y lesbianas y ex-convictos.
Kategori sa fèt pou yon ‘gwoup espesifik’ yon gwoup ki gen pwoblèm apa. Kategori
sa gen yon lis òganizasyon ki travay ak moun ki nan gwoup espesifik sa yo. Nan
pami gwoup sa a nou ka jwenn sèvis pou gwoup jèn ki ka gen pwoblèm pi devan
nan zafè dwòg, timoun ki sove, sa ki kite lekòl, epi tou sèvis pou ede moun ki
omoseksyèl, ak moun ki deja fè krim ki lage.
Ex-Offender Programs
Programas para ex Delincuentes
Pwogram pou Moun ki Sot lan Prizon
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-335-2100
Spectrum Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-2977
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
The Chrysalis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-587-1008
WorkForce One Corporate Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-535-2300
Unemployment Claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-778-7356
WorkForce One Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-677-5555
WorkForce One South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-967-1010
WorkForce One North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-969-3541
Gay, Lesbian, Transgender
Gays, Lesbianas • Sèvis pou Omoseksyèl
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale . . .954-463-9005
Sunshine Cathedral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-462-2004
Runaway/Pushout
Programas para Jóvenes que Huyen de Casa • Ti moun Kap Sove
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
22
Can’t find what you need? DIAL 2-1-1
Covenant House Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-561-5559
HANDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-523-7210
Henderson Mental Health Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4005
Lutheran Services Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-486-4222
Spectrum Programs, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-777-2977
Starting Place, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .954-925-2225
Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division . . . . . . . . . . . .954-357-5444
PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
www.4rkidssake.org
Protecting children from preventable injuries and death in and
around cars
www.afterschoolalliance.org
Afterschool Alliance – national and local information
www.childcareaware.org
Child Care Aware – Child Care Resource & Referral and
parenting information
GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ccb
Federal Child Care Bureau – dedicated to enhancing the quality,
affordability and availability of child care for all families
www.dhhs.gov
United States Department of Health and Human Services
www.beansprout.com
Parenting information – Q&A, health, safety, child care, development
www.childrensdefense.org
Advocacy for children’s needs
www.drgreene.com
Pediatric advice and questions
www.connectforkids.org
Helping adults make communities better for families and children
www.familyeducation.com
Parenting advice: school, family entertainment and life in general
www.iamyourchild.com
Early childhood development and school readiness
www.fen.com
Family Education Network
www.naccrra.org
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
LOCAL AND STATE RESOURCES
www.headliceinfo.com
Head lice solutions
www.nafcc.org
National Association for Family Child Care
www.broward.org/humanservices
Broward County Human Services
www.informedparent.com
Voice of the Pediatric Medical Center – featuring articles on health
and development
www.naeyc.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children
www.browardchd.org
Broward County Health Department
www.ncedl.org
National Center for Early Development and Learning
www.browardhealthystart.org
Broward Healthy Start Coalition
www.nccic.org
National Child Care Information Center
www.browardschools.com
Broward County Public School District
www.nhsa.org
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
www.childcareservices.org
Child Care Services Association
www.nncc.org
National Network for Child Care
www.childnet.us
ChildNet
www.keepkidshealthy.com
A pediatrician’s guide to children’s health and safety
www.kidshealth.com
Doctor-approved health information from childhood
www.kidsource.com
Children’s development & Health Issues
www.netsmartz.org
Interactive online safety site for children, teens, parents and educators
http://nrc.uchsc.edu/
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
www.our-kids.org
Devoted to raising special kids with special needs
www.naaweb.org
National AfterSchool Association
www.parentsoup.com
Raising kids and dealing with teenagers
www.zerotothree.org
Promoting the healthy development of infants and toddlers
www.welcomeaddition.com
Parenting concerns from pregnancy to childhood National
Children’s/Child Care Organizations
www.4woman.gov
National Breastfeeding Helpline, part of the US Department of
Health & Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
www.ed.gov/index.jsp
United States Department of Education
www.nclb.gov/
No Child Left Behind Education Reform Act
www.cscbroward.org
Children’s Services Council of Broward County
www.browardschoolreadiness.org
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
www.familycentral.org
Family Central
www.mhs.net
Memorial Healthcare Systems
Over 600 agencies and thousands of
volunteer opportunities to choose from.
Make new friends. Learn new skills.
Network. Help others in need.
Make a Difference!
www.volunteerbroward.org
954-522-6761
HELPFUL WEBSITES
www.earlycareguide.com
23
Be the Change…
VOLUNTEER
What drives you?
What is your passion?
Giving children and youth a good start in
life by mentoring them; helping to feed the
hungry; protecting and reclaiming the
environment; helping seniors to continue
living at home by delivering needed food
and supplies to them; bringing medical
care to the neighborhoods where it is
needed; giving opportunities to low and
moderate income people to make a better
life for themselves teaching them life and
literacy skills; fostering arts and culture in
our community; giving pets and wildlife
the humane care they deserve…
If there is an area of need in our community chances are that a nonprofit
organization works to address it. And if there is such a nonprofit
chances are that it needs volunteers to help it fulfill its mission.
Volunteer opportunities for all!
Since 1974, Volunteer Broward has connected those who want to
volunteer with thousands of volunteer opportunities available through
hundreds of local nonprofits. Funded by United Way of Broward
County and Children’s Services Council, and a Hands on Network
affiliate, Volunteer Broward is the central focus for the development,
growth and coordination of volunteer activities and services
throughout Broward County.
Whether you are a professional, a retiree, a student or a homemaker,
our flexible volunteer projects schedule will provide you or your
corporate, civic, faith-based or student group the volunteer
opportunity you want.
So, do you want to be part of the solution?
Do you want to “be the change”?
Call 954-522-6761 or visit www.volunteerbroward.org to find out
about volunteering in Broward County. ■
Volunteer Broward, Ansin Building
1300 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-6761 • www.volunteerbroward.org
Help others with their
tax returns through VITA
If you enjoy helping people and working with them to make a
difficult task easier, VITA may be for you. VITA, the Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service,
is looking for volunteers to help taxpayers with their returns.
VITA assists individuals who have problems preparing their own
returns and cannot afford professional assistance. VITA helps these
people fill out basic tax returns. They also answer tax questions.
Assistance is provided at locations such as community centers,
libraries and churches.
VITA volunteers include retirees, homemakers, college students and
businessmen and women. Volunteers learn how to prepare basic tax
returns by successfully completing a training course that includes
not only basic tax law, but use of professional-grade tax software so
that the volunteer can prepare tax returns on a computer for
electronic filing.
The IRS provides free training for all volunteers. In return, IRS
expects volunteers to commit to working a minimum of four hours
per week during the filing season, January 15th – April 15th.
Training is conducted at locations convenient for volunteers.
Volunteers are used in many different ways. For example, volunteers
help set up and organize a site, while others do the local publicity for
a site.
The IRS says, "If you have a talent and would like to help, VITA can
find a way to involve you in the program."
Now is the time to sign up
as a volunteer!
Space courtesy of Children’s Services Council of Broward County
If you would like to become a volunteer, or if your organization
would be interested in sponsoring a VITA program, contact
Gus Lilavois at 954-423-7629, Julia Marinos at 954-423-7619 or
Audra Vaz at 954-522-6761. ■
F A M I LY L I F E
www.earlycareguide.com
25
Rules for Protecting
Children Online
Rule #1: Consider keeping the computer with Internet access in a
common area of the house (not the child’s bedroom).
Rule #2: Establish rules for your child’s internet use:
1. What sites they visit
2. Who they talk to online
3. How long they are online
Rule #3: Discuss the importance of telling an adult if something ever
makes your child feel uncomfortable while online.
Rule #4: Know your child’s online friends.
Rule #5: Don’t list your child’s email address in any directory.
Rule #6: Know how to set parental controls and check history files.
Rule #7: Explain rules to your child about online safety:
1. Screen names should be selected carefully – do not
choose one that identifies them as a young boy or girl.
2. Never share your password with anyone – except a parent!
3. Do not respond to mean, offensive, threatening or
unwanted email or instant messages.
4. Do not give out personal information such as: name,
address, age, parent’s name, phone number, school
name, hobbies, etc.
5. People online may or MAY NOT be who they say they are!
Rule #8: Never depend solely on technology to protect your child!
Cyber Tipline: www.cybertipline.com 1-800-843-5678
Why do Computers Appeal to Offenders?
Provides the offender:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Unsupervised environment
Instant gratification
Easy accessibility (storage)
Security
Privacy
Anonymity
Report Highlights
Interviews of 1,501 youth, 10-17 years of age who regularly
use the internet.
• 1 in 5 (20%) received a sexual solicitation or approach in the last year.
• 1 in 3 (33%) received an aggressive sexual solicitation.
• 1 in 4 (25%) had an unwanted exposure to pictures of naked people
or people having sex.
• 1 in 17 were threatened or harassed.
• Less than 10% of solicitations and 3% of exposures to pornography
were reported to authorities.
The primary vulnerable population is teenagers (66% were
older than 14).
• Data indicates these cases of predatory behavior on the internet do
not involve the conventional pedophile targeting 8-10 year olds.
• Prevention and intervention strategies for this age group present
different challenges.
Sexual material is very intrusive on the internet.
Many youth do not tell anyone.
• In 49% of all sexual solicitations, a child did not tell anyone.
• In 36% of aggressive sexual solicitations, a child did not tell anyone.
• Only 18% of aggressive incidents were reported to law enforcement.
Expands the offender’s opportunity for contact with children:
Victim Issues:
• Opportunity to identify and locate potential victims anywhere in
the world
• Opportunity for disguised identities when communicating with children
• Child may fear punishment for his or her behavior and not report
victimization or solicitation.
• Disobeying parents’ rules.
• Viewing pornography.
• Child may fear losing computer access.
• Forming close relationships is important to adolescents; some
children are using the internet to do this as they have problems doing
so in person.
• Children 14-17 do so twice as much as those 10-13.
• Children who are troubled or have difficult relationships with their
parents may be more vulnerable to online exploitation.
• 60% of all online teens have received email or IM from a total stranger.
• 50% of those who use IM, email or chat rooms have corresponded
with total strangers. ■
Provides the offenders with the ability to contact people with
similar sexual interest in children:
• To trade child pornography
• To gain access to children
Provides a medium for real time communication with children
and other offenders using:
•
•
•
•
•
Email
Chat rooms
Instant Messaging (IM)
Internet Relay Channel (IRC)
Newsgroups, clubs
F A M I LY L I F E
26
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
The above information was presented by Lt. Bill Walsh, Dallas Police Dept. at a
session entitled “Internet Crimes Against Children” on May 18, 2005 at the
Protecting our Children: Florida’s Future Seminar in Orlando, Florida.
It is the vision of the Early Learning Coalition of Broward
County that all children in Broward County will enter
kindergarten socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively
and behaviorally ready to learn and families will have
comprehensive early care and education services readily
available to them in order to be stable and strong.
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County is excited
to announce its funded service for 2006 and 2007!
• Resource & Referral for early
care and education services
• Financially-assisted for
income eligible families
• Quality improvement of
early care and education
through Broward’s Quality
Rating System
• Developmental Screening
available to all School
Readiness children ages
birth through 5 years
• Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK)
registration for parents and
child care providers
• Technical Assistance and
Training for licensed child
care providers
How
YOU Can Support Your Child’s Development
Age 0 – 6 Months
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Makes gurgling, babbling, cooing sounds
• Responds to voices
• Enjoys interacting with others
• Smiles in response to a smile from others
• Reacts to emotions of others
• Responds to own name
• Explores with hands and mouth
• Supports own head for more than a moment
• Rolls from stomach to back and back to stomach
• Uses gestures and expressions to communicate wants and needs
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Hug your baby often to help her feel loved and safe
• Talk or sing to your baby while doing everyday things like dressing,
bathing, feeding and playing
• Talk face-to-face and use her name often
• Play on the floor with her
• Read books to her every day
• Make sure that other caregivers form loving and comforting
relationships with your child
• Make scheduled well baby visits to your baby’s doctor and make
sure she has all of her shots
Age 6 – 12 Months
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Prefers mother or regular caregiver to all others
• Shy with strangers; cries when parent leaves
• Responds to simple verbal requests
• Looks at correct picture when the image is named
• Understands names of objects
• Imitates gestures; tries to imitate words
• Uses single words or gestures
• Repeats sounds or gestures for attention
• Finds objects easily hidden while they watch
• Creeps on hands and knees
• Walks holding furniture or independently
• Feeds self with fingers
•
•
•
•
•
Shows more independence but has periods of separation anxiety
Begins make-believe play
Recognizes names of familiar people, objects and body parts
Uses 2 – 3 words and gestures to communicate
Says several single words by 15 months; uses two to four word
sentences by age 2
• Seeks out and enjoys other children
• Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted
• Begins to run
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Use words to describe objects and people
• Respond to and initiate your child’s pretend play
• Help your child use words to describe emotions and express feelings
• Find time for your child to interact with other children in safe,
supervised settings
• Try to have family meals, naps and bedtime at the same time
every day
• Continue shots and health checkups
• Keep holding and hugging your child and read with your child every day
Age 2 – 3 Years
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Expresses affection openly
• Separates easily from parents
• Makes mechanical toys work
• Identifies common objects and pictures
• Can be mostly understood by a stranger
• Combines several words together to express thoughts, feelings
and wants
• Can take short turns in simple games
• Understands the meaning of “mine” and “his/hers”
• Walks up and down stairs alternating feet
• Pedals tricycle
• Turns book pages one at a time
• Holds a pencil in writing position
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Continue to hold your baby often and talk to him about
everyday activities
• Read books to your baby every day
• Encourage him to imitate gestures by playing games like peek-a-boo
and pat-a-cake
• Point out names of things in picture books and ask him to point
to them
• Provide a safe place for him to crawl
• Introduce him to other children and adults
• Continue doctor visits and shots
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Read with her every day
• Read books and magazines in front of her so she sees that you
value reading
• Give your child lots of writing and coloring materials (crayons,
pencils, paper, etc.)
• Listen to her and answer her questions
• Give her riding toys, building toys and a climbing structure in a safe
and supervised setting
• Make sure she has time to play with other children and supervise
her play to help her learn to take turns and cooperate
• Continue shots and health checkups, including dental visits
• Hug your child often and talk about everyday people, places
and things
Age 12 – 24 Months
Age 4 – 5 Years
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Begins to show defiant behavior
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Sometimes demanding, sometimes eagerly cooperative
• Wants to be like her friends
• Agrees to rules and wants others to follow rules
• Can count 10 or more objects and name four colors
DEVELOPMENT
28
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recalls part of a story
Speaks sentences of more than five words
Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer
Hops, somersaults
Prints some letters
Dresses and undresses without assistance
Uses fork, spoon and sometimes a knife
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Continue to hug your child often and read together every day
• Have longer conversations with him; use words that match his
growing vocabulary
• Set and enforce limits and explain why there are rules
• Provide different kinds of toys, materials and games that
spark creativity
• Provide plenty of opportunity for your child to play with other children
in safe, supervised settings
• Provide safe space where he can run, jump and exercise with
adult supervision
• Continue shots and health checkups, including dental visits
Age 6 – 8 Years
• Be sure she has access to books; continue to read together
• Provide writing materials, art supplies and music; share her
enthusiasm for creative interests
• Give her more responsibility; ask for help with simple household
chores and be sure she follows through
• Provide opportunities to experience a variety of physical activities that
help develop large muscles – running, riding a bike, dancing or
playing sports
• Talk to her about things she likes and what she does
• Continue regular health and dental checkups
Age 9 – 11 Years
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Friends are very important; often join clubs or form groups of best
friends with similar interests
• Experience peer pressure; interested in conforming or belonging
• Able to read and write; interest in fantasy stories and fiction
• Body is maturing physically; girls maturing more quickly than boys
• Develop special interests in hobbies, sports, creative activities
• Language becomes more adult-like
• Wants more independence from family; tests limits and rules
What You Can Expect of Your Child
• Friends become more important; want to be liked by other children
• Growth rate slows and can be uneven
• Better understanding of right and wrong; developing conscience
• Small muscle development increases coordination; better able to tie
own shoes, use writing materials, play musical instruments and use
eating utensils
• Learning to read and write
• Understand and concerned about how others feel
• Increasing vocabulary and use of language
• Enjoys fantasy play and make-believe
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Continue to show affection for your child and talk about his interests
and activities
• Give him more complex responsibilities that require follow through;
reward a job completed well
• Encourage him to join groups and clubs that offer opportunities to
practice skills or explore new interests
• Take an interest in his friends and get to know their families
• Make your expectations clear and, when discipline is necessary, be
consistent and fair
• Provide for quiet time and space for homework or just being alone
• Continue regular health and dental checkups ■
What You Can Do to Support Development
• Continue to hug your child and compliment her for doing things well
Compiled by Success by 6 Hamilton County from resources including the American
Academy of Pediatrics and local early childhood professionals
Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. can help!
Healthy Start is a voluntary program available to all Florida residents who are
pregnant or have a baby under 3 years old. Income and immigration
status do not matter. Ask your doctor for a Healthy Start screening...
because all babies deserve a Healthy Start!
Just say “YES” to the free, confidential Healthy Start Screening Form that your
health care provider will offer. If they don’t offer it – ASK FOR IT!
Contact Information: Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
915 Middle River Drive, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 563-7583 Fax: (954) 561-9350 www.browardhealthystart.org
Call 754-321-2204
Prekindergarten programs are available
for children with disabilities.
Head Start
Early Head Start
The Head Start/Early Head Start Program
provides high quality comprehensive services
to low-income children and their families.
• Individualized instruction by highly qualified teachers
• Developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters a child’s intellectual,
emotional and social growth
• Early literacy
• Screening and assessment
• Social services
• Medical and dental services
• Mental health services
• Nutrition services
• Services for children with disabilities
• Parent involvement
• Field trips
• Family and community partnerships
• Male involvement
• Grandparent support group
Ask for Head Start!
For more information, call
754-321-1961
Benjamin J. Williams, Chair • Beverly A. Gallagher, Vice-Chair • Carole L. Andrews •
Robin Bartleman • Darla L. Carter • Maureen S. Dinnen • Stephanie Arma Kraft, Esq. •
Dr. Robert D. Parks • Marty Rubinstein • Dr. Frank Till, Superintendent of Schools
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of
age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities
requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Equal Educational Opportunities
Department (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or TDD# 754-321-2158.
www.browardschools.com
STRETCH YOUR STORIES
Parents, stretch your story. Am I advocating you lie or stretch the truth? No! I mean milk
more out of children’s books.
We've all heard the admonition to read aloud to children. And we know the benefits of
this daily ritual; increased vocabulary, listening skills, attention span, language
development, even improved eye-hand coordination. But, how do you get the most out of
the reading experience? By doing what classroom teachers have known all along – add
complimentary activities that emphasize the book's theme.
DEVELOPMENT
32
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
by Brenda Nixon
For example, read Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. Then grab a
bag of carrots and have your children join you to wash them. Discuss
healthy foods, the color orange, why bunnies eat veggies, or how to use a
vegetable peeler. This book will spring to life as their hands are involved in
related activities. To build self esteem, encourage your kids to prepare
carrots for mealtime, then brag on their contribution to the family.
A favorite of mine, The Little Red Hen, by Paul Galdone can be stretched.
After reading the book, bake “Little Cinnamon Chick Nibbles.” Simply
gather: 1 can refrigerated biscuits, 3/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon
cinnamon and 1/4 cup margarine, melted. Separate the biscuits and cut
into quarters. Instruct your child to dip a cut biscuit piece into the melted
margarine then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Hands will be sticky
but it's a terrific fine motor activity. With older children you have a physics
lesson. Ask, "What happens to biscuits when they're put in a hot oven?"
Place the little cinnamon pieces on a lightly greased baking pan and bake
at 375 degrees for 4 minutes. During this together time talk about the
virtue of kindness and hard work. You can say, “It’s nice to help others.
When people work together, a job is more fun and finished sooner.”
If you don’t want to heat your oven, get out the rolling pins, plastic
knives and playdough. Sit together at the table and allow your young
reader to cut out pretend chickens and other farm animals.
Some days are miserable; it seems nothing goes right and everyone’s
in a grumpy mood. This is a perfect occasion to pull out Judith Viorst’s
light-hearted book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very
Bad Day. Whether you have a tot or a teen you can read this book,
smile, and remember that everyone has bad days. Follow up with a talk
about siblings or look at a map of the world. Where is Australia
anyway? But don’t serve lima beans for dinner!
Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed is about autumn winds that blow seeds far
and wide. What ideas come to mind? Can you go outdoors and gather
colored leaves after reading this story? What about using crayons and
paper to draw fall pictures? How about a field trip to the local farmer's
market to look for different types of seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, and
milkweed? The possibilities explode for making this story come alive.
Stretching your stories ignites your child’s imagination and gives more
meaning to the words.
A cherished memory with one of my daughters took place on a crisp
autumn morning. We’d just finished the classic Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
by Lois Ehlert when 3-year-old Lynsey and I strolled outdoors for a
walk. Suddenly she spied a heap of crispy, colored leaves. Impulsively,
Lynsey ran with outstretched arms and jumped in the middle. Sitting
rosy-cheeked and waste-deep in red, brown, orange, and yellow
crunchy leaves, her contagious laugh echoed down the street. Soon a
car stopped. The driver silently watched for a moment, then rolled
down his window and called to me, “You don’t see that kind of
innocence anymore.”
Your children will have a passion for books and reading when you
stretch the story. And before you know it, you’ll be gathering
cherished memories, too. ■
©Copyright 2005, Brenda Nixon. Brenda Nixon (www.brendanixon.com) is a
mother of two, author of Parenting Power in the Early Years, contributing author to
16 books, and a columnist for two publications. She is also a popular speaker at
parenting, family, and childcare conferences and a sought-after media guest on
childrearing issues and is writing a book on discipline for parents.
DEVELOPMENT
www.earlycareguide.com
33
Being Ready For School:
It’s NOT Just Knowing ABC’s and 123’s
Preschoolers who can recite the alphabet and count to 10 are
bound to bring smiles to the faces of parents, grandparents,
and child care workers. But despite the delight these early
displays of academic achievement can bring, they shouldn’t
be considered sole evidence that a child is ready for school.
School readiness means much more than that. And research
is helping us to understand what that "much more" entails.
Expert panels have reviewed the evidence on what makes a
child ready to engage productively in learning when they enter
school. A respected group of researchers and educators
convened by the National Research Council and Institute of
Medicine, and a group convened as part of the National
Education Goals Panel, reached very similar conclusions.
The research these panels reviewed confirmed that while it is
important that very young children are interested in learning the
alphabet and numbers, there are other dimensions of their lives
that can influence how well – or how poorly – they will do when
they enter school. What are these dimensions? The National
Education Goals Panel identified five.
• Physical well-being and motor development
Children already have a jump-start on learning if they are in good
health, receive regular medical attention, have physical abilities (such
as gross and fine motor skills) that are appropriate for their age, and
have not been exposed to toxic substances (such as lead paint).
• Social and emotional development
Children are better able to adapt to school if they can form positive
relationships with adults and children, know how to take turns and to
cooperate, and if they understand the emotions of other people and can
interpret and express their own.
• Approaches to learning
Enthusiasm for learning, curiosity about what makes things tick and
persistence on tasks equip children well for the business of school.
• Language development
Children with some understanding of verbal language and what
educators call "emergent literacy" will have a good foundation for
reading and writing. Verbal language includes listening, speaking and
vocabulary. Emergent literacy includes such things as assigning sounds
to letters; understanding that stories have a beginning, middle and end;
and recognizing that ideas can be represented through drawing, letterlike shapes or letters.
associations when looking across objects, events or people (that
policemen, firemen, and doctors all are community "helpers,” for
example, but in different ways). And, yes, children will be in for
smoother sailing academically if they have some familiarity with
shapes, spatial relations, number concepts and letters.
Many children are already disadvantaged when it comes to these
dimensions of school readiness. Some children’s abilities to learn have
already been compromised by their exposure to lead paint, for example,
or by disabilities that interfere with their cognitive development. Other
children are growing up in "language poor" homes or in homes where
their natural curiosity is squelched by troubled parents.
Information from childhood development and early education research
can be a valuable resource for communities as they seek to initiate or
expand school readiness efforts so that they can reduce the number of
children at risk for experiencing academic difficulties.
After all, it’s in everyone’s best interest to ensure that all of America’s
children have a fair chance to learn when they first approach the
schoolhouse door. ■
©2002 Child Trends
• Cognition and general knowledge
Martha J. Zaslow, Ph.D., is Vice President for Research and Tamara G. Halle, Ph.D.,
is Early Childhood Development Manager at Child Trends, an independent,
nonpartisan research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and their
families by conducting research and providing science-based information to the
public and decision-makers.
Children will be more attuned to the kind of thinking that will be
required of them in school if they know something about the properties
of particular objects (that water can be boiled for tea or frozen for ice
cubes, for example) and can note similarities, differences and
This article draws heavily from "School Readiness: Helping Communities Get
Children Ready for School and Schools Ready for Children," a Child Trends
research brief. To order or download copies of this brief and to learn more about
Child Trends, visit the center’s Web site, www.childtrends.org.
DEVELOPMENT
34
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
More than the “Baby Blues”
The birth of a new baby is often a joyous and exciting time. However,
for about 400,000 women each year in the U.S., this is a time filled with
physical and emotional symptoms that can adversely affect the new
mother’s mental health and subsequently may also affect the growth
and development of her child.
The effect of rapid hormonal changes that occur during and immediately
after childbirth often causes women to encounter what is called ‘baby
blues’ or ‘maternal blues,’ characterized by mood swings that occur three
to five days after delivery and begin to stabilize within a few weeks. Up to
80% of new moms experience these transient symptoms. Typically, this
temporary mood shift does not require treatment.
Unfortunately for about 10% to 20% of women, severe and persistent
symptoms evolve into a syndrome known as postpartum depression
(PPD). PPD is a form of major depressive disorder. It is a significant
public health issue that is under-recognized and under-treated in the
medical community. Because women who have PPD often do not
understand their symptoms and feel ashamed of being unable to
experience the ‘joy’ they feel is expected of them, they continue to
silently suffer without seeking professional care.
A rare and serious medical condition, postpartum psychosis affects
only about 1 in 1,000 mothers. Some women have delusions or
hallucinations and may become irrational, incoherent or paranoid. The
potentially devastating effects, including child abuse, suicide and
infanticide, put it in the category of a psychiatric emergency that
requires immediate intervention.
Postpartum depression disorders have ‘biopsychosocial’ components.
Women experience biological symptoms that may include exhaustion or
fatigue, sleep or appetite disturbances or headaches, chest pains or heart
palpitations. Psychological reactions may include increased crying or
irritability, feelings of sadness and hopelessness, mood swings, inability to
cope or feeling overwhelmed, fears of being alone or frightening thoughts
about the harming the baby, her partner or herself. Social presentation of
this condition may include poor self-care, a lack of interest or an excessive
concern for the baby, loss of pleasure in previously enjoyable activities,
withdrawal and isolation or an inability to concentrate or make decisions.
In addition to the postpartum depressive disorders, many women endure
a variety of anxiety disorders either alone or co-existing with depression.
Childbirth is a major life change that can increase the likelihood of
developing panic disorder. Intense fear of losing control, dizziness, hot or
cold flashes may signal this postpartum complication; however, chest
pains and sensations that feel like a heart attack are the two most
commonly reported symptoms. Other anxiety disorders that may
sidetrack a new mom are obsessive-compulsive disorder that includes
irrational thoughts (obsessions) and repeated behaviors (compulsions)
performed in an attempt to combat a persistent fear. Post-traumatic stress
disorder causes women to experience intrusive memories of past or
present trauma exhibited in nightmares and/or flashbacks that
consequently causes avoidance, anger or hyper-vigilance about the baby.
There are risk factors in the mother’s environment that can increase or
decrease the potential for developing any of these postpartum
disorders. Often postpartum disorders are preventable and early
detection that leads to early intervention produces a more positive
outcome for the woman and her child.
The first step to decreasing maternal depression is education for women,
their families and their physicians. In addition, although most pediatricians
do not treat the mothers of their infant patients, awareness of the prevalence
and risk factors as well as the signs and symptoms will enable them to ask
the appropriate questions about their patient’s Mom and family functioning.
Another possibility for obstetrician/gynecologists, pediatricians and even
primary care physicians is to routinely screen for the symptoms of
depression and anxiety. There are advantages to using a screening tool. It is
quick and easy and has been validated to detect depression and/or anxiety
symptoms. Doctors and patients may feel more confident talking about the
women’s feelings, using the screening instrument to open up the dialogue.
The good news is that treatment works! Medication and/or
psychotherapy are extremely effective in the treatment of depressive and
anxiety disorders. Support groups are a valuable adjunct to the medical
and psychological treatment plan. The most important message that you
can share with a woman experiencing any of these disorders is: you
are not alone. You are not to blame. Your feelings are real.
This is a treatable illness. There is help and hope.
The Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal Depression Task Force
has developed a screening tool that is used in its intake process. You
can obtain a copy of this screening, along with other literature and a
Maternal Depression Resource Guide, by calling Healthy Start at
(954) 563-7583 or online at www.browardhealthystart.org. ■
This article was submitted by Marcia Pinck of the Mental Health Association of
Broward County. She is the chair of the Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal
Depression Task Force and can be reached at (954) 746-2055.
HEALTHY MOTHERS
HEALTHY BABIES
Coalition of Broward County, Inc.
Dedicated to reducing
infant deaths by
providing resources
and education to
pregnant women,
parents and
their families.
We’re here
to give you
the help
you need!
Call (954) 765-0550 or visit
www.hmhbbroward.org
H E A LT H & S A F E T Y
www.earlycareguide.com
35
Breastfeeding or Bottlefeeding:
What’s Best for You and Your Baby by Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrics
Choosing to breastfeed or bottlefeed your baby is one of the first and
most important decisions you’ll make for your newborn. Currently, over
60% of women in the U.S. breastfeed their babies and the numbers are
growing. During your pregnancy, take the time to learn about it, think
about it, and talk with others. There are many factors that may affect
your decision – your personality, health, and feelings about your body;
the attitudes of your partner, family and friends; advice from your
doctor; your work and living situation; and the amount of information
and support you have. You’ll make the choice to breastfeed or
bottlefeed based on what you feel is best for you and your baby.
make milk. Don’t take any medication or drug without checking first
with your doctor, since some can be harmful for your baby.
Even though you’re the main source of your baby’s nutrition, other
people such as your husband, parents, or child care provider can feed
your baby too. You may choose to give your baby only breastmilk or
also give formula. Once your baby is a few weeks old and breastfeeding
is going well, you can try giving your baby a bottle of breastmilk or
formula. You can pump your breastmilk by hand or with a breast pump,
and save breastmilk for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator or up to 3
months in the freezer.
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the oldest, most natural way to feed a baby. Health and
nutrition experts agree that breastmilk is the healthiest food for babies.
Studies have found the following advantages of breastfeeding:
Breastmilk is the ideal food for babies. It contains the perfect balance
of nutrients including fats and proteins that are important for digestion,
growth, and brain development.
Remember, if you return to work, you can continue to breastfeed your
baby during the hours and days you’re not working. Your breasts will
naturally accommodate to make less milk during your work hours and
more milk when you’re with your baby. If you need a place to pump
and store your milk at work, talk with your employer.
Breastmilk has antibodies that protect babies from illnesses.
Breastfed babies are less likely to have colds, ear infections,
pneumonia and diarrhea.
If you’re worried about modesty, rest assured that there are many ways
to breastfeed without exposing your breasts – with certain positions,
special clothing, or a covering your baby with a shawl. You shouldn’t be
ashamed but instead be proud of doing something that’s so good for
you and your baby.
Breastfed babies are less likely to develop allergies.
Bottlefeeding
Breastfed babies are less likely to become overweight.
Breastfeeding provides a unique skin-to-skin closeness, warmth, and
bonding with your baby.
Breastfeeding helps mothers get back in shape after the pregnancy
and lowers your risk of breast cancer.
Some women are unable to breastfeed and some choose not to breastfeed.
Bottlefeeding is also a healthy way to feed your baby. The formula
manufacturers are developing new formulas with nutrients that are more
similar to breastmilk. Here are some tips for healthy bottlefeeding:
Ask your doctor which formula to use. There are many different
options including cow’s milk and soy formula. Be sure to use only ironfortified formula – your baby needs iron to grow.
Breastfeeding is inexpensive, convenient, and safe – the baby’s milk
is always ready, in the right amount at the right temperature; and you
don’t have to worry about buying formula, mixing it, heating it, and
keeping it safe from spoiling. The more you nurse your baby, the more
milk you’ll make. Breastfeeding is especially convenient for nighttime
feedings and outings.
Always follow the instructions to prepare formula properly, whether
from powder, concentrate, or ready-to-serve. Be sure to use clean
water, bottles and nipples.
Most mothers can successfully breastfeed. The longer you breastfeed
your baby, the healthier it is. Experts recommend breastfeeding for a
year or more. But any amount of breastfeeding is healthy. Here are
some practical tips to make breastfeeding easier:
Don’t heat the bottle in the microwave – the milk can get too hot and
burn your baby. Instead, heat it under running water or in a pot of hot
water. Be sure to shake it well and test the temperature of the milk
before giving it to your baby.
Learn and try out the different positions for breastfeeding.
Sometimes babies latch on right away, but sometimes it takes a little
practice. Learn about breastfeeding from the nurses in the hospital and
make sure you feel comfortable with breastfeeding before you take your
newborn home. If you have difficulties with breastfeeding, there’s help
for you – contact your doctor, nurse, or community organizations (visit
www.breastfeeding.com or www.lalecheleague.org).
Always hold the bottle when you feed your baby. Don’t prop the bottle
or put your baby to sleep with the bottle – it can cause choking, tooth
decay, and ear infections. Hold your baby closely, look at her, and talk
to her lovingly when you give her the bottle.
Take care of yourself. Drink plenty of liquids, eat well, continue to take
your prenatal vitamins, and get enough rest – your body is working to
H E A LT H & S A F E T Y
36
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Don’t put cereal in the bottle – it can choke your baby and increase
the chance of digestive problems and food allergies.
Whichever you choose, remember that feeding your baby in a healthy
and loving way helps him develop positive, life-long feelings about
himself, his relationship with you, and food. ■
Breastfeeding or Bottlefeeding: What’s Best for You and Your Baby written by Karen
Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H., used with permission of Fisher-Price, Inc., East
Aurora, New York 14052.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2006 – 2007
CHILD CARE AND SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Influenza Recommendations
The 2006 recommendations include new and updated information. Influenza (flu) vaccine is
newly recommended for children aged 24 – 59 months and their household contacts and
out-of-home caregivers against influenza. Influenza vaccine is also recommended each year
for children age 6 months or older with certain risk factors. 2 doses of influenza vaccine is
recommended for children aged 6 months – <9 years who were previously unvaccinated.
Healthy children ages 6 – 23 months are also encouraged to receive influenza vaccine
because children in this age group are at increased risk of influenza-related hospitalization.
Please check with your doctor or the Health Department for more information. Avoid long
lines during the back to school rush and get immunizations done early!
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
GRADE SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Kindergarten and All School Grades
Day Care and Pre-Kindergarten
Valid Florida DH 680 Immunization Form
(Blue Card)
DTaP series (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
*Hepatitis A series
Hepatitis B series
*Pneumococcal vaccine
Polio series
Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (chicken pox)
H. Influenza Type B (Hib)
Pneumococcal series
Varicella (chicken pox)
Hepatitis B series
* Recommended
Hepatitis B series
Kindergarten, 1st through 5th Grades
Varicella
Hepatitis B series
Grades 5th and 6th
Grades 7th through 12th
Hepatitis B series
Tdap
Ages 11 through 12
Varicella
Tdap
Ages 13 and older
Varicella (no history of Varicella disease)
FREE childhood immunizations are offered at your local Health Department. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Paul Hughes Health Center
205 N.W. 6th Ave.
Pompano Beach
(954) 788-6140
Monday – Friday
West Broward Health Center
4100 N.W. 3rd Ct.
Suite 102
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 327-6000
Every 3rd Saturday only
Call (954) 467-4856 for additional locations
and hours of operation.
www.BROWARDCHD.org
South Regional
Health Center
4105 Pembroke Rd.
Hollywood
(954) 985-4848
Monday and Thursday
Broward County Health
Department Satellite Center
333 SW 28th St.
Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 713-3269
Monday – Friday
Car Seat Safety
Why Should I Use a Car Seat?
• Booster seats may be either the small shield or belt-positioning type.
The law in all 50 states, DC, PR and the US Territories says that babies
and children must ride in child safety seats until they are old enough to
wear safety belts.
• Older children may wear vehicle safety belts when the lap belt stays
low and snug across the hips without riding up over the stomach,
and the shoulder belt does not cross the face or front of the neck.
• Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages
1-5 in the United States, and correct use of car seats could save
many children’s lives.
• Children with special needs, such as those who are physically
challenged, may need special child safety restraints. Check with
your child’s doctor or therapist to find out where you can get
special restraints.
• In a crash or sudden stop, an unbuckled adult holding a baby can
crush the child into the windshield or dashboard.
• In a 30-MPH crash, a 10-pound baby could be ripped from a belted
adult’s arms with a force of almost 200 pounds, and hurled into the
dashboard or windshield. No one is strong enough to hold onto a
child in a crash like that.
When Should I Use a Car Seat?
• Use a car seat every time, on every trip.
• Do not make the deadly mistake of using a car seat only on freeways
or for long trips. Most car crashes happen within 25 miles of home.
• If a child rides with friends, relatives or babysitters, be sure they
have a correctly installed safety seat and that they use it every time
the child is in the car.
What Kind of Car Seat Should I Use?
• Infants up to 20 pounds should ride facing the rear of the vehicle in
infant-only or convertible safety seats (seats that convert from rearfacing for infants to forward-facing for toddlers).
• Children weighing about 20 to 40 pounds should ride facing forward
in convertible safety seats or harness systems.
• Children who have outgrown their convertible seats or harnesses
should ride in booster seats until adult belts fit them properly.
• Never allow children to place the shoulder part of the belt under
their arms.
H E A LT H & S A F E T Y
38
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Precautions
• Make sure you position the car seat harness straps and clips
correctly for the size of your child. Many seats offer a choice of
strap positions.
• Never use a household baby carrier in place of a car seat.
• Never use a household booster seat, pillows or a telephone book to
boost a child in a vehicle.
• In an emergency, any kind of restraint is better than no restraint.
• If your child safety seat has been involved in a crash, you must
replace it, even if it looks like it is in good condition. Hidden crash
damage can severely weaken a car seat.
• Be sure you get a copy of the instructions for the
exact seat you own. Your State Highway Safety
Officer or public library can help you get the
manufacturer’s address if you can’t find it.
• Complete and return the registration
card that comes with your new
seat so the manufacturer can
contact you in case of
a recall. ■
RESISTANT
HEAD LICE
IN OUR SCHOOLS
By Lidia Serrano, CRI
Many families with young children as well as adults have at least one or
several treatment failures with head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis.
There are several reasons for the increasing frequent treatment failures
reported by research experts around the world as well as experts at
Lice Cleanique, in Delray Beach, and Lice Source in Plantation. (Both
are clinics exclusively for the treatment and removal of head lice.) One
of the primary reasons for product failure is the development of
resistance to Permethrin and Pyrethins, which have been used
extensively for the control of head lice. A publication in the Archives of
Dermatology in the American Medical Journal supports these findings
at these clinics in South Florida.
Head lice can infest people of all ages, but children in schools and day
care centers are prone to infestations because of their habits of playing
in close contact and sharing hats, headphones, combs and brushes,
sleeping bags, stuffed animals and clothing. In fact, the problem of
head lice can be so rampant among preschool and school-aged
children that often schools set up screening clinics exclusively to
control head lice infestations. The child that has been found with lice
usually will not be allowed to attend school until he/she has been
treated with a pediculicidal treatment and total nits (eggs) removed.
Head lice are not known to transmit any infectious diseases from
person to person. Excessive scratching can lead to bacterial infection
where the skin could become red and tender around the bite area. For
some kids, the irritation is mild; for others, a more bothersome rash
with crusting and oozing may develop. It’s also not unusual for kids to
develop some swelling of their lymph glands. If your child’s doctor
thinks this is the case, he or she may treat the infection with a topical
or oral antibiotic.
There are four critical steps to controlling an infestation of head lice:
HEAD LICE PROBLEM?
A clinic exclusively for
the treatment of head lice
and nit removal.
* School Screenings
* Natural Products
* Lice Combs
* Research
Delray Beach
In Miami, Call
Plantation
561-495-0166
305-275-2481
954-791-0711
www.licesource.com
H E A LT H & S A F E T Y
40
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
1 The use of an effective head lice treatment (follow the
instructions) and use head lice treatments only when active lice
or viable eggs are observed.
2 Lice and nits are most effectively removed by combing the hair
every day for nine days with a specially designed nit comb.
Even under the best conditions, it is possible to miss a few nits;
this is why you have to go through the hair for nine days.
3 Removal of lice and nits from the household environment by
vacuuming and washing used clothing or used linen every day
for nine days.
4 Screen all household members and treat the ones that have lice
at the same time. ■
Out of School Time Programs
YMCA of Broward County
We build strong kids,
strong families, strong communities.
• Before and After School Care
• Pre-K Extended Day Care
• Before and After School Care for
Individuals with Disabilities
• Middle School Clubs
• Holiday and Summer Camp
Broward County’s Premier
Youth and Family Organization
Since 1944
Metropolitan Office
954-334-9622
Serving as the corporate office for the
YMCA of Broward County
• Pre-School Enrichment
• Pre-School Program
East Broward Family YMCA
954-334-9622
Serving Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors
L. A. Lee Family YMCA
954-467-2444
Serving Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park
• Youth Team Sports
Lauderhill/Lauderdale Lakes Family YMCA
954-485-6260
Serving Lauderdale Lakes and Lauderhill
North Broward Family YMCA
954-752-9622
Serving Coconut Creek, Coral Springs,
Deerfield Beach, Margate, North Lauderdale,
Parkland, Pompano Beach and Tamarac
South Broward Family YMCA
954-989-9622
Serving Cooper City, Dania Beach, Hallandale,
Hollywood, Miramar and Pembroke Pines
West Broward Family YMCA
954-424-9622
Serving Cooper City, Davie, Miramar,
Pembroke Pines, Plantation,
Southwest Ranches, Sunrise and Weston
• Swim Lessons
• Water Safety
• Teen Leadership and Service Clubs
• Alternative to Suspension Program
• Alternative to Expulsion Program
and many other GREAT Programs
w w w. y m c a b ro w a rd . o r g
3. Count
Count the number of children in the group, then count the number of
staff members caring for them. Obviously, the fewer the number of
children to each adult, the more attention your child will receive. A
small number of children per adult is most important for babies and
younger children.
4. Ask
It’s very important that the adults who care for your children have the
knowledge and experience to give them quality care. Ask about the
background and experience of all staff, including the program director,
caregivers, teachers and any other adults who will have contact with
your child in the home or center.
5. Be Informed
Find out about efforts in your community to improve the quality
of child care. Is your caregiver/provider involved in the activities to
improve quality?
6. Choose
Consider your options: child care centers, family child care homes,
Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten Early Intervention, school-age programs
and summer camps.
7. Call
Before making a final decision on a program, call to find out if that
center has had any violations and, if so, what they are.
Consider Your Options
Your first question should be, "What type of care best meets my
child’s needs?"
Choosing Quality
Child Care
Begin by visiting several early care and learning programs. On each
visit, think about your first impression and:
Several types are available outside the home.
Each offers its own benefits:
Child Care Center
This is care and educational activity offered to a group of children in a
non-residential setting accommodating more than five children.
Child Care Home
This is care and educational activity offered to a group of five children
or less in the home of a person who provides the care and is licensed.
Head Start & Pre-K Early Intervention
1. Look
•
•
•
•
Does the center or school look safe for your child?
Do the caregivers/teachers enjoy talking and playing with children?
Do they talk with each child at the child’s eye level?
Are there plenty of toys and learning materials within the
child’s reach?
2. Listen
•
•
•
•
•
How does the child care setting sound?
Do the children sound happy and involved?
What about the teacher’s voices; are they cheerful and patient?
A place that’s too quiet may mean not enough activity.
A place that’s too noisy may mean there is a lack of control.
CHILD CARE
42
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
These programs are open to children from low-income families and/or
those with special needs. Programs are typically located on school
campuses or in a community setting and generally follow the schoolyear schedule.
School-Age Child Care
These are programs for children ages 5 through 12 covering out of
school time. These may be in schools, child care centers, family child
care homes, youth organizations and faith-based organizations.
Summer Camps
These camps are offered in public and private settings including
counties and municipalities. Licensing is not required. ■
Child Care CHECKLIST
❏ Staff observes safe hygiene (wash hands before and after
diapering each child and wiping faces).
❏ Staff members change gloves after each diaper change.
❏ Diaper changing pads are non-absorbent and thoroughly cleaned
after each baby is changed.
❏ Infants/toddlers are able to explore the environment safely.
❏ Babies are placed on their backs to sleep.
TRAINING/CREDENTIALS
❏ Staff members have special training in early childhood education.
❏ Lead teachers have a college degree in early childhood education
or Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
❏ Formal child care programs have national accreditation.
❏ Family child care providers have a CDA credential or accreditation
by National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC).
BASICS
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
License is displayed, if required.
Required adult to child ratios are met.
Written policies are available (including discipline policy).
Group size is small enough to allow individual attention.
The hours and location meet my needs.
GENERAL IMPRESSION
❏
❏
❏
❏
Children seem happy here.
I would feel comfortable leaving my child here.
I would be happy here as a child.
There is a calm and nurturing environment at this facility. ■
PHYSICAL FACILITY
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
The rooms are bright, cheerful and clean.
Enough space is provided for activities.
Children get things themselves.
There are enough toys, paints, books, etc. for all children.
Equipment (chairs, tables, sinks, toilets) is all child size and in
good condition.
STAFF
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Caregivers have worked here for a year or more.
Caregivers appear to enjoy what they do.
Positive discipline techniques are used.
Children are treated as individuals.
Caregivers comfort the children when needed.
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
❏
❏
❏
❏
Parents may make surprise visits (open-door policy).
Lines of communication between parents and staff are open.
Parent participation is encouraged.
Parents are notified if accidents occur.
PROGRAM
❏ Daily schedule is posted.
❏ Quiet and active play are balanced.
❏ Activities are age-appropriate and address the children’s needs
(physical, emotional, social and cognitive).
❏ A variety of music is played during the day.
❏ The children have opportunities to be read to during each day.
❏ Rest/nap policy is reasonable.
For support, comfort and help with family
relationships that have been damaged by
sadness, anger, hurtful actions or other
behaviors that cause concern,
give us a call.
Help lines are staffed by trained,
understanding and caring listeners who are
able to hear your issues and know how to
assist you and your family.
954-746-2055
(FISH Line)
A peer support group for families (A service
through the Mental Health Association of
Broward County)
954-578-5640
(SETH Line)
A peer support telephone line where you can
talk to someone who listens, understands and
cares (A service through the Mental Health
Association of Broward County)
954-396-4636
(INFO Line)
To find help for your child (A service of 211
First Call for Help)
HEALTH AND SAFETY
❏ Emergency contacts are kept on file.
❏ Staff members have CPR/First Aid training.
CHILD CARE
www.earlycareguide.com
43
Finding the Right
Provider for a Child
with Special Needs
By Ana Fraga-Pardo, Director of Early Intervention, UCP
Parents of young children with developmental disabilities have to
face early on the daunting and difficult task of finding the right early
intervention program or preschool for their child. These children often
have complex medical issues and require specialized care. Families
have also been through a very difficult and stressful period of
diagnosis, medical testing, procedures and hospitalizations which make
separation from the child most difficult.
Parents dread the thought of leaving their young child with disabilities
in the care of strangers for even a short period of time. At the same
time, they know that it is a widely accepted fact especially with the
latest in brain research, that early and intensive intervention can have a
profound impact on the quality of life of a child at risk and their families
by increasing developmental and educational gains and improving
functioning of the family.
Early Beginnings
Academy West
*unlocking children’s potential
Broward County’s New Charter School
Serving Pre-K and Kindergarten Students with and without Disabilities
Now accepting applications for 2006-2007 school year
• Low pupil-teacher ratio
• Certified teachers, licensed
therapists and experienced
paraprofessionals
• High quality Early Childhood
program curriculum adapted to
meet your child’s unique needs
• Assistive technology including
augmentative communication,
adaptive equipment and computers
• Serving ALL disabilities, including:
cerebral palsy, Down syndrome,
autism, mental retardation,
developmental delays, spina bifida
• Integrated classroom setting
benefiting children with and
without disabilities
CALL TODAY FOR FALL REGISTRATION!
Call (954) 584-7178 ext. 2248 for information
United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools, Inc.
3117 SW 13th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 584-7178 • www.ucpsouthflorida.org
CHILD CARE
44
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Families going through the process of finding an early
intervention program that best meets their needs
should take into consideration the following:
Environment – Is it safe, clean, inviting, stimulating and child
friendly? Are there a variety of developmentally appropriate toys? Are
there environmental adaptations to accommodate for individual needs
of the children (walkers, wheel chairs) inside as well as the playground.
What kind of positioning equipment is available?
Staff/Caregivers – Is there an overall friendly, inviting, happy warm
feeling? What are staff credentials, ratios and trainings? What type of
interactions do you see?
Inclusion – Are typically developing children part of the program?
How many and how are they integrated into the program?
Families – Are families welcomed and considered part of the team?
Is there ongoing communication? Are cultural and ethnic differences
valued and respected?
Activities – Are activities developmentally appropriate and
individualized? Are they adapted so that every child can participate?
Curriculum and Assessment – What type of curriculum is used
and how is it adapted? How and when are children assessed?
Therapy – Are therapies provided? How are therapies incorporated
into the program? Are technology and augmentative communication
utilized? What type of behavior management strategies are used?
Location – How far is this from my house? Is transportation provided?
Lunch – Will special dietary needs be addressed?
Funding – Is there a fee or are services covered under another
funding source?
Once parents take the time to visit a variety of programs
and make a choice, they need to keep in mind that:
a. There are many excellent programs. The key is finding the right
MATCH between the program and the needs of your child and family.
b. Once a choice is made, give it time to work. Everything in life
takes adjustment.
c. There are always options to make changes to the existing
program or look for a better match in another program.
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc. is one of the largest
health care providers in South Florida serving more than 1,200 children
and adults with disabilities each day at 62 facilities located from
Monroe to Martin Counties. Programs for children, families and adults
include: early intervention, early childhood education-pre/k; physical,
occupational, speech and music therapy, after school, summer
programs and residential programs. Services for families include
advocacy and respite programs. Services for adults include adult day
training, residential, supported living and supported employment
program. UCP also operates the first charter school for Pre-K and
Kindergarten age students with disabilities in Broward County. For
information about openings in our charter school or any of our other
services, please call 954/584-7178. ■
good food,
good fun!
Does your child receive the nutrition needed to get through a
busy day? Florida’s Child Care Food Program provides healthy meals and
snacks to children in child care settings, after-school programs and emergency
shelters. If your child care center or day care home doesn’t participate in this
program, ask your child care provider to call 850/245-4323.
Florida Department of Health
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten:
INCREASING
SCHOOL READINESS
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is now one-year old! Over the past year, the Early Learning
Coalition of Broward County, the organization that is administering VPK in Broward,
has seen terrific motivation from parents and child care providers alike to participate.
For a brief recap of what VPK is: Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment in
2002 that required a voluntary pre-kindergarten program in our state for all four-yearold children by Fall 2005. VPK is meant to enhance existing school readiness programs
that had been established in 1999 with the Florida Legislature’s passing of the School
Readiness Act. The program is free to Florida residents, and children who are 4 yearsold on or by September 1st are eligible for that year’s program.
Many lessons were learned during the first year of implementation. Penny Westberry,
Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, states, “Broward
has been very fortunate to have a community of providers eager to improve outcomes
for our children and they have helped to make VPK a success in its first year. As with
any new program, there are glitches and learning curves. Parents and early care and
education professionals have come together numerous times during this first year to
discuss ways to improve VPK implementation and that’s been quite beneficial both
locally and at the Office of Early Learning in Tallahassee.”
The Legislature created two different program options for parents: a school-year
program consisting of 540 instructional hours and a summer program consisting of
300 instructional hours. Although VPK providers have flexibility in structuring the hours
per day and days per week to meet the required instructional hours, many Broward
County providers are choosing to offer 3 hours of instruction each day, for 180 days to
meet the 540-hour requirement. A provider could also choose to offer a 6 hour-per-day
program for 90 days. Other programs vary between 4-7 hours of instruction per day
spread out over the school year. The 300 hour summer program is a great option for
parents who would like their child to participate in the program right before they enter
kindergarten in the fall.
Whichever schedule or provider a parent chooses, VPK is an excellent step in the right
direction for all Broward residents. Since early childhood education is something from
which every child can benefit, we can all look forward to improvements in our
communities at-large through VPK and other early care and education efforts.
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County would like to thank both parents and
providers who took the VPK journey with the Coalition and its service providers over the
past year. The Coalition stays committed to working with its partners and the community
to make this year of VPK better than the last. The Coalition also continues to encourage
all parents with 4 year-olds to participate in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. As for parents
with children younger than 4 years old, the Coalition urges them to participate in future
years and to always remember that education begins at birth.
For more information about Voluntary Pre-kindergarten in Broward County, call the VPK
Registrar at (954) 724-7577 or visit our website www.elcbroward.org. ■
CHILD CARE
46
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
FU LL I M M ERS ION
LANGUAGE PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
By Carolina Masri., TALKKids, Program Director
In order to make the formal language instruction environment
comprehensible to young learners, immersion specialists and teachers
should use pedagogical strategies while having fun with their students.
Many of these strategies are created based on the child or group’s
language needs. Two common keys of immersion education are sound
linguistic research and cultural knowledge of the second language.
The need for an effective but fun language course for very young
learners is universally supported by linguistic theory. Prominent
practitioners in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition
acknowledge two fundamental principles for success:
Younger children are more able to naturally acquire accent-free, nativelike proficiency in a second language.
The malleability that children display, both cognitively and physically,
plays an essential role in the acquisition of a new language.
A full early language aquisition program put into practice by
professionally, trained language instructors and counselors will make
each and every one of the program days a profound learning
experience. The children will be exposed to not only all the language
skills, but also to the learning of activities that teach the characteristics
of different Hispanic cultures.
That is the reason why teachers realize that at the beginning young
students will not understand everything they are told, but with time,
they naturally will use more of the immersion language. To motivate
children to use the target language, qualified instructors will have to
follow a fun and effective methodology.
In addition to reaping the social and economic advantages of
bilingualism, becoming bilingual opens the door to communication with
more people in more places. Many parents want to provide their
children with skills to interact competently in an increasingly
interdependent world community.
Like all parents, parents of young children in early immersion programs
should maintain an active role in their children’s education by providing
experiences that help develop their new language acquisition. They
should read to them daily and engage them in activities where they
need to apply what they are learning in class. They should also become
well informed about early immersion education, make a commitment to
keep their child in the immersion program, and support their children’s
use of the immersion language outside the program context. For
example, parents can provide reading materials in the immersion
language at home and encourage a bilingual friendship, watch videos
together, etc.
Give your kids the possibility of enjoying the benefits of being
bilingual in today’s society. And remember: “Language is an open door
to the world.”
Parents who are interested in language immersion for their children
should become as well informed as possible. For more information on
this subject, please contact Carolina Masri at [email protected]
or visit www.cal.org/resources/. ■
CHILD CARE
www.earlycareguide.com
47
Sea parte de
la solución…
HÁGASE
VOLUNTARIO
¿Qué lo motiva?
¿Cuál es su pasión?
Darle a los niños un buen comienzo en la vida; darle de comer al
que sufre de hambre; proteger y reclamar el medio ambiente; ayudar
a los ancianos a vivir en sus propias casas enviándoles comida y
abastecimientos; llevar cuidado médico a las vecindades que lo necesitan;
darles oportunidades a personas de bajo y medio ingreso para que
mejoren sus vidas; promover las artes y la cultura en nuestra comunidad;
darles a las mascotas y demás animales el cuidado que se merecen…
Si hay un área en nuestra comunidad que necesita ayuda, lo más
probable es que ya haya una organización sin fines de lucro trabajando
en ello. Y si hay una organización no lucrativa, lo más posible es que
necesite voluntarios para cumplir su misión.
¡Todos pueden ser voluntarios!
Desde 1974, Volunteer Broward ha conectado a aquellos que quieren
trabajar como voluntarios con miles de oportunidades disponibles a
través de cientos de organizaciones no lucrativas. Con fondos de United
Way de Broward County y el Consejo de Servicos para Niños, Volunteer
Broward es el enfoque central para el desarrollo, crecimiento y
coordinación de las actividades voluntarias y servicios en todo el
Condado de Broward.
Ya sea usted una persona profesional, retirado, estudiante o ama de
casa, nuestros flexibles programas de voluntarios le ofrecen la
oportunidad a usted o a los grupos corporativos, cívicos, religiosos o
estudiantiles de convertirse en voluntarios.
Ayude a otros a hacer
sus declaraciones de
impuestos con VITA
Si a Ud. le gusta ayudar a los demás y trabajar en equipo para
facilitar una tarea difícil, VITA es lo que Ud. busca. VITA, el Servicio
Voluntario de Ayuda con los Impuestos (Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Program), patrocinado por el Servicio de Impuestos
Internos (Internal Revenue Service), busca voluntarios para ayudar a
los contribuyentes a hacer sus declaraciones de impuestos.
VITA ayuda a los individuos que tienen problemas haciendo sus
propias declaraciones de impuestos y que no pueden pagar la ayuda
profesional. VITA ayuda a estas personas a llenar los formularios de
impuestos y también responde a preguntas que éstas puedan tener.
La ayuda se presta en centros comunitarios, bibliotecas e iglesias.
Los voluntarios de VITA pueden ser personas jubiladas, amas de
casa, estudiantes universitarios y hombres y mujeres de negocios.
Los voluntarios aprenden a preparar los formularios básicos de
declaración de impuestos al completar un cursillo de entrenamiento
que incluye el estudio de leyes tributarias así como de software para
que el voluntario pueda hacer sus impuestos por computadora y
enviar su declaración de impuestos por vía electrónica.
Llame al 954-522-6761 o visite www.volunteerbroward.org para averiguar
sobre las oportunidades para ser voluntario en el Condado Broward. ■
El IRS (Servicio de Impuestos Internos) les ofrece entrenamiento
gratis a todos los voluntarios. A su vez, el IRS espera que los
voluntarios se comprometan a trabajar un mínimo de cuatro horas
por semana durante la temporada de impuestos – del 15 de enero al
15 de abril. El entrenamiento se lleva a cabo en localidades
convenientes para los voluntarios.
Volunteer Broward, Ansin Building
1300 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-6761 • www.volunteerbroward.org
Los voluntarios pueden aportar sus servicios de varios modos. Por
ejemplo, puden crear y organizar un centro, mientras que otros le
hacen la publicidad local a ese centro.
Entonces, ¿quiere ser parte de la solución?
Este espacio es cortesía del Consejo de Servicios Infantiles del Condado Broward.
El IRS dice, "Si Ud. tiene talento y quiere ayudar, VITA encontrará la
manera de involucrarlo."
¡Ahora es el momento para
ofrecer sus servicios de voluntario!
V I D A FA M I L I A R
48
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Si le interesa ser voluntario o si su organización quiere patrozinar un
programa de VITA, póngase en contacto con Gus Lilavois, teléfono
(954) 423-7629, Julia Marinos, teléfono (954) 423-7619 o Audra
Vaz, teléfono (954) 522-6761. ■
Reglas para proteger a
los niños de la Internet
Regla #1: Tome en consideración poner la computadora en un área
de acceso común de la casa, no el cuarto del niño.
Regla #2: Establezca reglas para el uso de internet de su hijo:
1. Qué sitios visita
2. Con quién habla
3. Qué tiempo pasa en la Internet
Regla #3: Hábleles de la importancia de decirle a un adulto si algún
adulto alguna vez lo hace sentir incómodo en la Internet.
Regla #4: Conozca a los amiguitos cibernéticos de sus niños.
Regla #5: No ponga la dirección cibernética de su hijo en
ningún directorio.
Regla #6: Sepa cómo poner controles y chequear el historial en
la computadora.
Regla #7: Explíquele a su hijo las reglas de seguridad:
1. Los nombres que usa en el Internet debe elegirlos con
cuidado – no debe usar un nombre que lo indentifique
como muchacho o muchacha.
2. No debe compartir su seña (password) con nadie que
no sean sus padres.
3. No debe responder a correspondencia desagradable,
ofensiva o amenazante.
4. No debe dar información personal tal como nombre,
dirección, la edad, los nombres de los padres, el
número de teléfono, el nombre de la escuela, etc.
5. La gente en la red puede NO SER lo que aparentar ser.
Regla #8: Nunca dependa sólo de la tecnología para proteger a
su hijo.
Consejos de la Internet:
www.cybertipline.com | 1-800-843-5678
¿Por qué las computadoras atraen a
los delincuentes?
Porque les ofrecen:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Un ambiente sin supervisión
Gratificación inmediata
Fácil acceso
Seguridad
Privacidad
Anonimato
Aumenta las posibilidades de tener contacto con niños:
• La oportunidad de identificar y localizar posibles víctimas en todo
el mundo.
• La oportunidad de esconder su identidad cuando se comunican con
los niños.
Ofrece la posibilidad de contactar a otros con los mismos
intereses sexuales en niños:
• Intercambiar pornografía infantil
• Tener acceso a los niños
Ofrece un medio para
comuncarse con niños y
con otros delincuentes al usar:
•
•
•
•
•
Email
Chat rooms
Instant Messaging (IM)
Internet Relay Channel (IRC)
Grupos de noticias, clubes
Lo sobresaliente del reporte
Entrevistas con 1,501 jóvenes que usan la Internet muestran que:
•
•
•
•
•
1 en 5 (20%) recibió una solicitación sexual el pasado año.
1 en 3 (33%) recibió una solicitación sexual agresiva.
1 en 4 (25%) vio imágenes de gente desnuda o teniendo sexo.
1 en 17 fue amenazado u hostigado.
Menos del 10% de las solicitaciones y 3% de la pornografía fue
reportada a las autoridades.
La población más vulnerable fue la de los adolescentes (66%)
mayores de 14 años.
• La investigación indica que los casos de comportamiento agresivo en
la Internet no son pedófilos buscando niños entre 8-10 años.
• Las estrategias de prevención e intervención para esta edad presentan
un desafío.
Los materiales sexuales son muy comunes en la Internet.
Muchos jóvenes no se lo dicen a nadie.
• En el 49% de todas las solicitaciones sexuales, los niños no se lo
dicen a nadie.
• En el 36% de las solicitaciones sexuales agresivas, los niños no se lo
dicen a nadie.
• Sólo el 18% de los incidentes agresivos fueron reportados a
las autoridades.
Las víctimas:
• Los niños tiene miedo que se les castigue y por lo tanto no reportan
la solicitación.
• Desobedecen las reglas de los padres.
• Miran pornografía.
• Temen perder acceso a la Internet.
• Establecer relaciones cercanas es importante para los adolescentes;
algunos niños usan la internet por esta razón, ya que les es más fácil
que hacer amistades en persona.
• Los niños entre 14-17 usan la Internet más que los que tienen 10-13.
• Los niños con problemas en la casa o con relaciones difíciles con los
padres son más vulnerables a esta explotación.
• 60% de todos los adolescentes que usan la Internet reciben correo
electrónico o mensajes instantáneos de algún extraño.
• 50% de los que usan mensajes electrónicos, mensajes instantáneos o
entran a chat rooms establecen correspondencia con desconocidos. ■
Esta información fue presentada por el teniente Bill Walsh, del Departamento de
Policía de Dallas, en una sesión titulada “Crímenes contra niños en la Internet” el 18
de mayo de 2005 en el seminario “Protejamos a nuestros niños: Seminario sobre el
futuro de la Florida” en Orlando, Florida.
V I D A FA M I L I A R
www.earlycareguide.com
49
Era la visión del Early Learning Coalition of Broward
County (Coalición de Enseñanza Temprana del Condado
Broward) que todos los niños del Condado Broward
comenzaran kindergarten social, emocional y físicamente
listos para aprender y que las familias tuvieran una amplia
gama de servicios de cuidado y educación tempranos
disponibles para ellos, para que crezcan estables y fuertes.
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County se complace en
anunciar los servicios que patrocinará en los años 2006 y 2007.
• Recursos y Referidos para
servicios de cuidado y
educación tempranos.
• Ayuda financiera para las
familias elegibles.
• Mejora en la calidad del cuidado y
educación tempranos a través del
Sistema de Clasificación de Broward.
• Chequeo de desarrollo emocional
disponible para todos los niños
de School Readiness desde su
nacimiento hasta los 5 años.
• Inscripción en el Pre-kindergarten
Voluntario (VPK) para padres
y proveedores.
• Ayuda técnica y entrenamiento
para los proveedores de cuidado
infantil con licencia.
PARA MÁS INFORMES:
Visite nuestro sitio web:
www.elcbroward.org
O llámenos al 954-377-2188
ALARGUE
LOS
Señores, alarguen el cuento. Con esto sólo quiero decir que le saquen
el provecho máximo a los libros infantiles.
A todos nos han recomendado que debemos leerle en voz alta a los
niños. Y todos conocemos los beneficios de este ritual cotidiano: mejor
vocabulario, habilidad de escuchar, desarrollo lingüístico y hasta
coordinación. ¿Pero cómo podemos sacarle el provecho máximo a la
lectura? Haciendo lo mismo que los maestros y añadiendo actividades
complementarias que enfaticen el tema del libro.
Por ejemplo, si lee Runaway Bunny (Conejo Fugitivo) de Margaret Wise
Brown, puede agarrar algunas zanahorias y decirle a los niños que la
ayuden a lavarlas. Háblele de comidas saludables, del color naranja, de
por qué los conejitos comen vegetales. El libro se convertirá en algo
real cuando se involucren en actividades parecidas. Para aumentar el
autoestima, dígales que preparen zanahorias para la cena y luego
felicíteles por su contribución.
CUENTOS
Por Brenda Nixon
hojas. Se reía felizmente rodeada de hojas rojas, marrón, naranja y
amarillas. Un auto frenó, el chofer la contempló en silencio y me dijo,
“No se ve este tipo de inocencia mucho hoy en día”.
Sus hijos tendrán una pasión por la lectura si usted les alarga el
cuento. Y, casi sin saberlo, guardarán también recuerdos lindos. ■
©Copyright 2005, Brenda Nixon.
Brenda Nixon (www.brendanixon.com) es madre de dos niños, autora de
Parenting Power in the Early Years, ha contribuido a 16 libros y es columnista de
dos publicaciones. También da charlas sobre el tema de saber ser padre y de
cuidado infantil y está escribiendo un libro sobre las disciplina para los padres.
Uno de mis favoritos, The Little Red Hen (La gallinita roja), de Paul
Galdone se puede alargar. Después de leer el libro, hornee “Little
Cinnamon Chick Nibbles” (varitas de canela). Necesita: 1 lata de
galletitas refrigeradas, 3/4 taza de azúcar blanca, 1 cucharada de canela
y 1/4 taza de margarina derretida.
Separe las galletas y divídalas en cuatro. Dígale al niño que meta un
pedacito de galleta en la margarina derretida y entonces en la mezcla de
canela y azúcar. Se le van a embarrar las manos, pero en una manera
de ejercitar la habilidad motriz. Con los niños mayores haga una lección
de física. Pregúntele, "¿Qué le sucede a las galletas cuando se meten en
el horno caliente?" Ponga los trocitos en un platillo de hornear con
margarina y hornéela a 375 grados por 4 minutos. Mientras tanto,
hable de virtudes como la bondad y el trabajo. Puede decirle, “Es lindo
ayudar a los demás. Cuando la gente trabaja junta la labor es más
divertida y se termina más rápido”.
Si no quiere prender el horno, saque los cuchillos plásticos y la masa.
Siéntense juntos y dígale al pequeño lector que corte pollitos y otros
animales imaginarios.
Algunos días todo sale al revés y todo el mundo está de mal humor.
Esta es una perfecta ocasión para sacar un libro divertido de Judith
Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
(Alejandro y el día terrible, horrible y espantoso). Ya sea que tiene un
niñito o un adolescente pueden leer este libro, sonreír y recordar que a
todo el mundo le tocan días malos. Más adelante, háblele de sus
hermanitos o mire un mapa del mundo. ¿Dónde está Australia?
The Tiny Seed (La pequeña semilla) de Eric Carle trata de vientos
otoñales que soplan por doquier. ¿Qué ideas le vienen a la mente?
Puede salir y recoger hojas de distintos colores después de leerlo ¿Qué
tal si usa creyones y papel para dibujar el otoño? ¿O qué tal planear
una excursión al mercado para mirar los distintos tipos de semilla: de
calabaza, girasoles, etc.? Las posibilidades harán que este cuento se
vuelva realidad y le dará más significado.
Un recuerdo importante para mi hija ocurrió en una mañana de otoño.
Habíamos acabado de leer Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Hoja roja, hoja verde)
de Lois Ehlert cuando la niña de 3 años y yo salimos a pasear. De
pronto, Lynsey vió un montón de hojas de distintos colores.
Impulsivamente, corrió con los brazos abiertos y saltó en medio de las
DESAROLLO
www.earlycareguide.com
51
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mira el dibujo correcto cuando se le nombra una imagen
Comprende los nombres de objetos
Imita gestos; trata de imitar palabras
Usa palabras o gestos
Repite sonidos o gestos para recibir atención
Encuentra objetos escondidos
Se alza con las manos y rodillas
Camina sosteniéndose en los muebles o independientemente
Come con los dedos
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Abrácelo con frecuencia y háblele de las actividades diarias
• Léale libros todos los días
• Enséñele a hacer gestos, juegue a los escondidos
• Señálele nombres de cosas en los libros de colorear y pídale que
los encuentre
• Ofrézcale un espacio donde gatear
• Preséntele a otros niños y adultos
• Continúe con las vacunas y visitas al médico
Cómo contribuir al
desarrollo de su hijo
Edad 0 – 6 meses
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Hace sonidos, parlotea
• Responde a voces
• Disfruta la interacción con otros
• Sonríe cuando le sonríen
• Reacciona a las emociones de otros
• Responde a su nombre
• Explora con las manos y la boca
• Alza la cabeza
• Se cambia de posición
• Usa gestos y expresiones para comunicar sus necesidades
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Abrace a su bebé a menudo para hacerlo sentir seguro y amado
• Háblele o cántele mientras lo viste, lo baña o le da la comida
• Háblele y use su nombre con frecuencia
• Juegue en el piso con ella
• Léale libros a diario
• Asegúrese que los proveedores de cuidado infantil establezcan una
relación cariñosa con su hijo
• Lleve al niño al médico y asegúrese que tenga todas las
vacunas necesarias
Edad 6 – 12 meses
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Prefiere a la madre o al proveedor
• Tímido con los que no conoce; llora cuando los padres no están
• Responde a peticiones verbales
DESAROLLO
52
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Edad 12 – 24 meses
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Empieza a mostrar comportamiento desafiante
• Muestra más independencia pero tiene momentos de ansiedad por
la separación
• Empieza a inventar juegos
• Reconoce nombres de familiares, objetos y partes del cuerpo
• Usa 2 ó 3 palabras y gestos para comunicarse
• Dice palabras sencillas a los 15 meses; dice oraciones de dos a
cuatro palabras a la edad de 2 años
• Busca y disfruta estar con otros niños
• Se sube y baja de los muebles sin ayuda
• Empieza a correr
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Use palabras para describir objetos y personas
• Responda a los juegos imaginarios de su hijo
• Ayude a su hijo a usar palabras que expresen sus emociones
• Deje que su hijo juegue con otros niños en un sitio donde
haya supervisión
• Trate de que coman juntos y que se acueste a la misma hora todos los días
• Continúe con las vacunas y visitas médicas
Edad 2 – 3 años
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Expresa su cariño abiertamente
• Se separa de los padres fácilmente
• Usa juguetes mecánicos
• Identifica objetos comunes y fotos
• Se le puede entender
• Combina varias palabras para expresar pensamientos, sentimientos
y deseos
• Juegua juegos sencillos con el niño
• Entiende la diferencia entre “mío” y “suyo”
• Sube y baja la escalera usando pies alternos
• Usa el velocípedo
• Lee virando las páginas del libro
• Agarra un lápiz para escribir
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Lea con él o ella a diario
• Lea libros y revistas frente a él para que entienda el valor de la lectura
• Dele materiales para leer y dibujar (creyones, lápices, papel, etc)
• Escúchelo y conteste sus preguntas
• Abrace al niño y hable de lo que ocurre a diario
• Dele juguetes para construir y una estructura donde trepar en un
ambiente seguro y supervisado
• Déjelo jugar con otros niños y supervíselo para asegurar que coopera
con los otros
• Continúe con las vacunas y chequeos médicos, incluyendo el dentista
Edad 4 – 5 años
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• A veces es exigente, a veces cooperativo
• Quiere ser como sus amiguitos
• Acepta las reglas y quiere que los otros también las acepten
• Sabe contar hasta el 10 y nombrar cuatro colores
• Se recuerda de parte de un cuento
• Hace oraciones de más de 5 palabras
• Sabe pararse en un pie por 10 segundos o más
• Salta
• Escribe con letra de molde
• Se viste y desviste sin ayuda de nadie
• Usa el tenedor, cuchara y a veces el cuchillo
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Continúe a abrazándolo a menudo y a leer juntos todos los días
• Tenga conversaciones más largas con ella; use palabras al nivel de
su vocabulario
• Establezca límites y explíquele el porqué hay reglas
• Dele distintos materiales y juguetes que despierten su creatividad
• Dele oportunidades de que juegue con otros niños en un
ambiente seguro
• Dele un espacio seguro para correr, saltar y hacer ejercicios con
supervisión adulta
• Continúe con las vacunas y chequeos médicos, incluyendo
el dentista
Edad 6 – 8 años
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Los amigos se vuelven más importantes; quiere la amistad de
otros niños
• Crece con menos rapidez
• Entiende mejor el bien y el mal; desarrolla una conciencia
• El desarrollo de los músculos aumenta la coordinación; se ata los
zapatos, usa materiales para escribir, toca instrumentos musicales
y cubiertos
• Aprende a leer y escribir
• Entiende y se preocupa por los otros
• Aumenta su vocabulario y el uso del idioma
• Disfruta la fantasía
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Asegúrese que tiene libros y continúe a leer con él o ella
• Dele materiales para escribir y música; comparta su entusiasmo por
todo lo creativo
• Dele más responsabilidad; pida su ayuda en los deberes de la casa y
asegúrese que lo haga
• Dele la oportunidad de hacer ejercicios que le ayuden a desarrollar
músculos: correr, montar bicicleta, bailar o cualquier deporte
• Háblele sobre cosas que le interesan y de lo que hace
• Continúe los chequeos médicos y dentales
Edad 9 – 11 años
Lo que puede esperar de su hijo:
• Los amigos son muy importantes; forma grupos de amigos con
intereses similares
• Siente la presión de los amigos; quiere ser parte de un grupo
• Lee y escribe; se interesa en cuentos fantásticos y la ficción
• Madura físicamente; las niñas más rápido que los niños
• Desarrollan intereses especiales: pasatiempos, deportes, actividades
creativas
• Su uso del lenguaje es más adulto
• Quiere más independencia; cuestiona las reglas
Lo que usted puede hacer para ayudarlo:
• Siga mostrándole cariño y hable sobre sus intereses y actividades
• Dele responsabilidades más complejas que requieran más atención;
recompénselo cuando termine de hacerlo
• Anímelo a que se una a grupos y clubes donde puede explorar
nuevos intereses
• Interésese en sus amigos y conozca a sus familias
• Dígale claramente lo que espera de él; cuando haga falta disciplina
sea justo y consistente
• Permítale tiempo para hacer los deberes o sencillamente estar solo
• Continúe con chequeos médicos y dentales regularmente ■
Recopilado por Hamilton County usando recursos del American Academy of
Pediatrics y profesionales de la primera infancia locales
DESAROLLO
www.earlycareguide.com
53
Head Start
Early Head Start
El Programa de Head Start provee alta calidad
de servicios para los nino/as de familias de
bajos ingresos economicos.
•
Instrucciones individual con profesores de alta calidad
•
Desarrollo apropiado para nino/as en su desarrollo intelectual,
emosional y crecimiento
•
Literatura temprana
•
Examenes y Evaluaciones
•
Servicios Sociales
•
Servicios Medicos y Dentales
•
Servicios Mentales
•
Servicios de Nutricion
•
Servicios para nino/as desabilitados
•
Participacion de la familia
•
Paseos
•
Relaciones entre Familias y Comunidades
•
Participacion de los padres
•
Grupo de Soporte de abuelos
Pregunte por Head Start!
Para más informatión llame al
754-321-1961
Benjamin J. Williams, Chair • Beverly A. Gallagher, Vice-Chair • Carole L. Andrews •
Robin Bartleman • Darla L. Carter • Maureen S. Dinnen • Stephanie Arma Kraft, Esq. •
Dr. Robert D. Parks • Marty Rubinstein • Dr. Frank Till, Superintendent of Schools
La Junta Escolar del Condado de Broward, Florida, prohibe cualquier regulación o procedimiento que resulte en discriminación por
edad, color, impedimento fìsico, sexo, origen, estado civil, raza, religión o inclinación sexual. Los individuos con impedimentos y
que soliciten los servicios del Acta de Americanos Incapacitados (ADA), pueden llamar al Departmento de lgualdad de
Oportunidades Educativas (Equal Education Opportunities Department [EEO]) al número 754-321-2150 ó al TDD# 754-321-2158.
www.browardschools.com
Estar listo para la escuela
no significa sólo saber el abecedario
Los niños de edad pre-escolar que se saben el alfabeto y contar hasta
10 son el deleite de padres, abuelos y trabajadores escolares. Mas esas
muestras de precocidad escolástica no se pueden considerar la única
prueba que el niño o niña está listo para la escuela. La preparación
escolar significa mucho más que eso. Y las investigaciones nos indican
lo que “mucho más” significa.
Paneles de expertos han estudiado la evidencia de lo que permite a un
niño o niña participar productivamente en el proceso de aprendizaje
cuando empiezan la escuela. Un grupo de respetados investigadores y
educadores se reunió bajo el patrocinio del Instituto Nacional de
Investigación y el Instituto de Medicina y otro grupo se reunió como
parte del Panel Nacional de Metas Educativas y ambos paneles llegaron
a conclusiones muy similares.
Las investigaciones de estos paneles confirmaron que, si bien era
importante que los niños pequeños se interesaran en la enseñanza
del abecedario y los números, existen otras dimensiones de sus
vidas que influyen sobre su capacidad una vez en la escuela.
¿Qué dimensiones son esas? El Panel Nacional de Metas
Educativas identificó cinco.
• Bienestar físico y desarrollo motor
Los niños tienen ya una ventaja si se encuentran en buen estado de
salud, reciben atención médica regularmente, tienen las habilidades
físicas apropriadas para su edad y no han sido expuestos a
sustancias tóxicas.
• Desarrollo social y emotivo
Los niños se adaptan más fácilmente a la escuela si saben formar
relaciones positivas con adultos y niños, saben turnarse y cooperar y
comprenden las emociones de los otros y saben interpretar las suyas.
• Acceso a la enseñanza
El entusiasm por la enseñanza, la curiosidad sobre las cosas y la
persistencia preparan a los niños para la escuela.
• Desarrollo lingüístico
Los niños que entienden el lenguaje verbal y lo que los educadores
llaman “alfabetización emergente” tienen una buena fundación para leer
y escribir. El lenguaje verbal incluye escuchar, hablar y el vocabulario.
“La alfabetización emergente” incluye el asignarle sonidos a las letras;
entender que los cuentos tienen un principio, mitad y final; y reconocer
que las ideas pueden representarse con dibujos, diseños o letras.
• Cognición y conocimiento general
Los niños entenderán mejor lo que se requiere de ellos en la escuela si
saben algo de las propiedades de los objetos (que el agua se puede
hervir para hacer te o congelarse para hacer cubitos de hielo, por
ejemplo) y saben detectar similitudes, diferencias y asociación al mirar
objetos, eventos o personas (por ejemplo, que los policías, bomberos y
doctores todos ayudan a la comunidad, cada uno a su manera). Y,
DESAROLLO
56
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
también, a los niños les irá mejor en la escuela si están familiarizados
con las formas, relaciones espaciales, conceptos númericos y letras.
Algunos niños tienen ya una desventaja en cuanto a la preparación
escolar. Algunos niños pueden tener incapacidades que interfieren con
el desarrollo cognitivo o pueden haber estado expuestos a sustancias
tóxicas. Otros crecen en hogares con “pobreza de lenguaje” donde la
curiosidad natural no es nutrida por los padres.
La información sobre el desarrollo infantil y las investigaciones sobre la
educación temprana son un recurso valioso para cualquier comunidad
que trata de iniciar o expander los esfuerzos de preparación escolar
para disminuir el número de niños con dificultades académicas.
Es, después de todo, el interés de la comunidad que todos los niños en
Estados Unidos tengan la oportunidad de aprender cuando entran por
primera vez por la puerta de la escuela. ■
©2002 Child Trends
Martha J. Zaslow, Ph.D., es Vice Presidenta de Investigaciones y Tamara G. Halle,
Ph.D., es Gerente de Desarrollo Infantil de Child Trends, un centro de investigación
independiente, y no partidista dedicado a mejorar las vidas de los niños y sus
familias al conducir investigaciones y proveer información científica al público.
Este artículo adapta mucho de “School Readiness: Helping Communities Get
Children Ready for School and Schools Ready for Children,” una investigación
llevada a cabo por Child Trends. Para pedir copias de este trabajo o buscarlo en
la computadora y para saber más sobre Child Trends, acceda al Web site del
centro, www.childtrends.org. Esta información fue traducida y adaptada del Early
Connections Tips Packet. Para más información, llame al Early Connections
Infoline al número 713-464-0800 o al 1-877-511-KIDS (5437), o acceda al
website al www.childtrends.org.
La depresión post parto
El nacimiento de un bebé es una ocasión alegre y emocionante. Sin
embargo, para unas 400,000 mujeres al año en EE.UU. esa es una
época llena de síntomas físicos y emotivos que
pueden afectar la salud mental de la nueva madre y
por lo tanto, el crecimiento de su bebé.
Los cambio hormonales que ocurren durante y
después del parto a menudo le causan a la mujer
la “tristeza maternal” o depresión post parto,
caracterizada por cambios en el estado de ánimo
que ocurren de tres a cinco días después del parto
y se estabilizan unas semanas más tarde. Hasta el
80% de las nuevas madres experimentan estos
síntomas pasajeros. Típicamente, estos episodios
no requieren tratamiento.
No estás sola.
No es culpa tuya.
Tus sentimientos son reales.
Esta es una enfermedad
que tiene cura.
Hay esperanza y hay ayuda.
Desdichadamente, para el 10% al 20% de las
mujeres los síntomas son severos y persistentes y se convierte en un
síndrome llamado postpartum depression (depresión post parto, PPD).
PPD es una depresión seria. Es un problema serio de salud pública que
a menudo no se reconoce ni se trata. Debido a que las mujeres que
sufren de PPD con frecuencia no reconocen los síntomas y se
avergüenzan de no sentir la felicidad que se espera de ellas, sufren en
silencio, sin buscar atención profesional.
Otra condición médica seria aunque poco común es la psicosis
post parto, que afecta a sólo 1 en 1,000 mujeres. Algunas de
estas tienen alucinaciones y pueden volverse irracional, incoherentes
o paranoicas. Los efectos devastadores que pueden surgir son el
abuso infantil, el suicidio y el infanticidio, lo cual define a esta categoría
como una emergencia psiquiátrica que requiere
atención inmediata.
La depresión post parto tiene componentes “biopsicosociales”. Las
mujeres experimentan síntomas biológicos que incluyen fatiga, falta de
apetito o sueño, dolores de cabeza, dolor en el pecho y palpitaciones.
Las reacciones psicológicas pueden incluir llanto e irritabilidad, tristeza,
cambios repentinos, la sensación de abrumarse, miedo a estar sola o
incluso pensamientos sobre hacerle daño al bebé, a su esposo o a sí
misma. La manifestación social de esta condición puede ser falta de
higiene, falta de interés o demasiada preocupación por el bebé, pérdida
de placer en lo que antes disfrutaba, aislamiento o la incapacidad de
concentrarse o tomar decisiones.
Además de la depresión post parto, muchas mujers sufren de una
serie de problemas de ansiedad por sí solas y junto a la depresión. El
parto es un cambio drástico en la vida que aumenta las posibilidades
de sufrir de ataques de pánico: los mareos y sudores fríos pueden
indicar este mal, sin embargo, los dolores en el pecho y síntomas que
pudieran ser un ataque al corazón son los que se reportan con más
frecuencia. Otros síntomas de ansiedad de los que puede sufrir la
nueva mamá son comportamiento obsesivo-compulsivo, que incluye
pensamientos irracionales (obsesiones) y comportamiento que se
repite (compulsiones) para combatir miedos persistentes. Posttraumatic stress (estrés post traumático) causa memorias frecuentes
de traumas presentes o pasados que se manifiestan en pesadillas que
causan rabia o hiper vigilancia del bebé.
Los factores de riesgo en el medio ambiente de la madre pueden
aumentar o disminuir el potencial para desarrollar estos problemas
psicológicos. A menudo estos se pueden prevenir y la detección
temprana produce un resultado positivo para ella y su bebé.
El primer paso para disminuir la depresión maternal es educar a las
mujeres, a sus familias y a sus médicos. Además, aunque la mayor
parte de los pediatras no tratan a las madres, es importante estar
consciente de los factores de riesgo y de los síntomas que le permitirán
hacer las preguntas apropiadas.
Otra opción para los pediatras y ginecólogos y hasta los médicos
de cabecera es indagar regularmente sobre la condición del paciente
para ver si hay síntomas de depresión y ansiedad. Los médicos y
pacientes puden sentirse más cómodos hablando de los
sentimientos de las mujeres si tienen instrumentos de análisis para
comenzar el diálogo.
La buena noticia es que los tratamientos funcionan. Los medicamentos
y la psicoterapia son extremadamente eficaces en el tratamiento de la
ansiedad y la depresión. Los grupos de apoyo son una gran ayuda al
tratamiento médico y psicológico. El mensaje más importante que se le
pude hacer llegar a una mujer que sufre de estos síntomas es: No estás
sola. No es culpa tuya. Tus sentimientos son reales. Esta es una
enfermedad que tiene cura. Hay esperanza y hay ayuda.
The Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal Depression Task Force
ha desarrollado unas herramientas para utilizar en el proceso de
investigación de la depresión. Puede obtener una copia así como más
información, llamando a Healthy Start al (954) 563-7583 o visite
www.browardhealthystart.org ■
Este artículo fue escrito por Marcia Pinck de la Asociación de Salud Mental
del Condado Broward. La Sra Pinck es presidenta de la de la Junta del
Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal Depression Task Force y su teléfono es
el (954) 746-2055.
SALUD Y SEGURIDAD
www.earlycareguide.com
57
Dar el pecho o el pomo:
¿qué es mejor para usted y su bebé? Por Dra. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H. Pediatría
El decidir si darle el pecho o el pomo a su bebé es una de las
decisiones más importantes que usted puede tomar. Actualmente, más
del 60% de las mujeres en EE.UU. amamantan a sus bebés y el número
está creciendo. Durante su embarazo, tómese el tiempo para estudiar
las opciones, piénselo bien y consulte con otras personas. Hay muchos
factores que pueden afectar su decisión: su personalidad, estado de
salud y su percepción de su cuerpo; la opinión de su pareja, familia y
amistades; la opinión de su médico; su trabajo; y la cantidad de
información y apoyo que reciba. Tendrá que tomar esta decisión basada
en lo que usted considere mejor para ambos.
No tome medicinas o drogas sin antes chequear con el médico, ya que
algunas pueden resultar nocivas para su bebé.
Aunque usted sea la fuente principal de la alimentación de su bebé, su
esposo, sus padres o los proveedores infantiles también pueden
alimentar al niño. Usted puede darle al niño solamente leche materna o
darle también leche de fórmula. Cuando su bebé tenga unas cuantas
semanas y el amamantar vaya bien, puede tratar de darle un pomo de
leche materna o de fórmula. Usted puede extraer la leche con la mano
o usar un extractor y guardar la leche en el refrigerador hasta por 48
horas y por 3 meses en el congelador.
Dar el pecho
Darle el pecho es la manera más antigua y natural de alimentar a un
bebé. Los expertos en salud y alimentación concuerdan en que la leche
materna es la más sana para el bebé. Los estudios han encontrado las
siguientes ventajas:
Recuerde que si regresa al trabajo, puede seguir amamantando al bebé
durante las horas y días que no trabaje. Sus senos producirán menos
leche durante las horas de trabajo y más cuando esté con su bebé. Si
necesita un sitio donde extraerse la leche, hable con su empleador.
La leche materna es el alimento ideal para los bebitos porque
contiene el equilibrio perfecto de grasas y proteínas tan importantes
para la digestión, el crecimiento y el desarrollo del cerebro.
Si es penosa, no se preocupe porque hay muchas maneras de dar el
pecho sin mostrar sus senos, por ejemplo, ciertas posiciones, ropa
especial o cubriendo a su bebé con un chal. No sienta pena, sino al
contrario, siéntase orgullosa de hacer algo tan natural y beneficioso
para usted y su bebé.
La leche materna también posee anticuerpos que protegen a los
lactantes contra las enfermedades. Los niños que se alimentan de leche
materna sufren menos catarros, infecciones del oído, neumonía y diarrea.
Los niños que se alimentan de leche materna tienen menos alergias.
Los niños que se alimentan de leche materna tienen menos
posibilidades de ser gordos.
El amamantar crea una proximidad y calor únicos entre madre y bebé.
El amamantar ayuda a la madre a bajar de peso y disminuye el
riesgo de padecer de cáncer del seno.
El amamantar
Algunas madres no pueden amamantar y otras deciden no hacerlo. Darle el
pomo es otra manera saludable de alimentar al bebé. Los fabricantes de
fórmula infantil están ideando nuevas fórmulas con elementos nutritivos
parecidas a la leche materna. He aquí algunas sugerencias sobre la leche
en pomo:
Pregúntele al médico qué fórmula usar. Hay muchas opciones
diferentes, incluyendo leche de vaca y de soja. Asegúrese que usa la
fórmula fortificada con hierro; su bebé necesita hierro para crecer.
El amamantar es económico y seguro: la leche del bebé siempre está
lista y siempre tiene la cantidad necesaria a la temperatura correcta; y
no tiene que preocuparse por comprar la fórmula, mezclarla, calentarla
y guardarla para que no se eche a perder. Mientras más amamante a su
bebé, más leche tendrá. Amamantar es especialmente conveniente para
alimentar al bebé de noche o cuando están fuera de casa.
Siempre siga las instrucciones para preparar la fórmula al pie de la
letra, ya sean en polvo, concentradas o listas a servir. Asegúrese de
usar agua, pomos y tetes limpios.
La mayoría de las madres son capaces de amamantar y mientras
más lo haga, más saludable será su bebé. Los expertos recomiendan
amamantar por un año o más. Pero no importa cuánto tiempo lo haga,
siempre es beneficioso. He aquí algunos consejos útiles:
No caliente el pomo en el microondas; la leche puede calentarse
demasiado y quemar al bebé. Caliéntelo bajo el agua caliente del grifo o al
baño de María. Sacúdala bien y pruebe la leche antes de dársela al bebé.
Experimente con nuevas posiciones. A veces el bebé aprende enseguida,
pero otras veces toma tiempo y práctica. Aprenda cómo hacerlo
preguntándole a las enfermeras en el hospital y asegúrese de sentirse
cómoda haciéndolo antes de llevarse al bebé a casa. Si tiene problemas,
siempre hay ayuda: contacte a su médico, enfermera, u organización
comunitaria (visite www.breastfeeding.com o www.lalecheleague.org).
Cuídese bien. Tome mucha agua, coma bien, tómese sus vitaminas y
descanse lo suficiente: su cuerpo está trabajando para producir leche.
SALUD Y SEGURIDAD
58
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
No le ponga cereal en el pomo; el bebé puede atorarse y aumentar las
posibilidades de problemas digestivos y alergias a la comida.
Sujete el pomo cuando le dé la leche al niño. No deje que el bebé se
duerma con el pomo encima; lo puede ahogar o crear caries o
infecciones del oído. Sujete al bebé cerca, mírelo y háblele con cariño
mientras le da el pomo.
No importa cuál método elija, recuerde que alimentar al bebé es una
manera sana y amorosa de ayudarlo a desarrollar sentimientos
positivos sobre sí mismo, su relación con usted y la alimentación que
durará toda una vida. ■
Breastfeeding or Bottlefeeding: What’s Best for You and Your Baby por Karen
Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H., usado con el permiso de Fisher-Price, Inc.,
East Aurora, New York 14052.
Cinturón de
Seguridad
¿Por qué debo usar un cinturón de seguridad?
La ley en todos los 50 estados, Distrito de Columbia, Puerto Rico y
otros territorios de Estados Unidos dictan que los bebés y niños deben
viajar en asientos de seguridad hasta que tenga la edad para usar
cinturones de seguridad.
• Los accidentes automovilísticos son una de las causas principales de
la muerte de niños entre 1 y 5 años de edad en Estados Unidos y el
uso correcto de los cinturones de seguridad podría salvar la vida de
muchos niños.
• En un accidente o durante una parada repentina, un adulto que carga
a un niño y que no lleva puesto el cinturón de seguridad podría lanzar
al niño contra el parabrisas.
• En un accidente a 30 millas por hora, un bebé de 10 libras se puede
desprender de los brazos de un adulto con una fuerza de casi 200
libras y lanzarse hacia el parabrisas. Nadie tiene suficiente fuerza para
aguantar a un niño en un accidente de ese tipo.
¿Cuándo debo usar el cinturón de seguridad?
• Use el cinturón de seguridad siempre.
• No cometa el gran error de usar el cinturón de seguridad sólo cuando
viaja por distancias largas o en las autopistas. La mayoría de los
accidentes suceden a 25 millas de casa.
• Si el niño viaja con amigos, parientes o una niñera, asegúrese que
hayan instalado el asiento de seguridad infantil correctamente y que
lo usen cada vez que el niño está en el carro.
¿Qué tipo de asiento de seguridad debo usar?
• Los niños hasta las 20 libras deben quedar mirando hacia la parte de
atrás del vehículo.
• Los niños que pesan entre 20 y 40 libras deben mirar hacia delante
en los asientos de seguridad convertibles.
• Los niños que ya no pueden usar los asientos de seguridad
convertibles deben usar los asientos reinformados hasta que los
cinturones de seguridad le sirvan.
• Nunca permita que los niños pongan la parte de los hombros del
cinturón debajo de los brazos.
• Los asientos reforzados pueden ser del tipo que lleva cinturón.
• Los niños mayores pueden usar cinturones de seguridad cuando les
quede cómodo sobre las caderas sin subírsele al estómago y cuando
el cinturón de hombros no les cubra la cara o el cuello.
• Los niños con necesidades especiales, como aquellos con
incapacidades físicas, pueden necesitar cinturones especiales. Hable
con el médico o el terapeuta para averiguar dónde conseguirlos.
Precauciones
• Asegúrese que las correas sean las correctas para el tamaño de su
hijo. Algunos asientos ofrecen varias posiciones de correas.
• Nunca use un asiento casero, almohadillas o una guía de teléfono
para levantar al niño en el auto.
• En caso de emergencia, cualquier cosa que aguante al niño es mejor
que nada.
• Si el asiento de seguridad infantil ha estado en un accidente, debe
comprar otra, aunque parezca estar en buenas condiciones. El daño
oculto puede debilitar el asiento.
• Asegúrese de obtener una copia de las instrucciones del asiento. El
Departamento de Seguridad Vehicular o la biblioteca pública puede
ayudarle a encontrar el nombre de la compañía que los fabrica.
• Llene y devuelva la tarjeta de inscripción que acompaña al asiento, para
que le puedan contactar en caso de algún problema de fábrica. ■
SALUD Y SEGURIDAD
www.earlycareguide.com
59
LOS PIOJOS
Y NUESTRAS ESCUELAS
Por Lidia Serrano, CRI
Muchas familias con niños pequeños fracasan una o dos veces con los
tratamientos para los piojos del cabello, pediculus humanus capitis.
Existen varias razones que explican este fenómeno que ha sido
reportado en todo el mundo, así como por los expertos del Lice
Cleanique, en Delray Beach, y Lice Source en Plantation. (Ambas son
clínicas para tratar los piojos del cabello.) Una de las primeras razones
del fracaso de estos productos es la resistencia al Permethrin y
Pyrethins, que hasta ahora se usaban frecuentemente para el control de
los piojos. Una publicación en los Archives of Dermatology en el
American Medical Journal apoya lo resultados de estas clínicas en el
sur de la Florida.
Los piojos infectan a personas de todas las edades, pero sobre todo a
los niños de edad escolar y preescolar debido a sus hábitos de jugar y
compartir sombreros, audífonos, cepillos y peines, juguetes y ropa. Es
más, el problema de los piojos es tan común entre los niños que a
menudo las escuelas establecen clínicas solamente para controlarlo. El
niño con piojos generalmente no puede asistir a la escuela hasta que
no haya recibido un tratamiento pediculicidal.
SALUD Y SEGURIDAD
60
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Que se sepa los piojos nos trasmiten enfermedades infecciosas. El
rascarse demasiado puede causar infección en que la piel se enrojece
alrededor de la picada. Para algunos niños, la irritación es menor; para
otros se puede volver una erupción y puede haber pus. También pueden
inflamarse las glándulas linfáticas. Si el médico de su hijo piensa que esto
ha sucedido, puede que le recete antibióticos orales o locales.
Hay cuatro factores críticos para controlar los piojos del cabello:
1 El uso de un tratamiento para piojos (siga las instrucciones);
use el tratamiento sólo cuando los piojos están activos o
cuando se ven sus huevos.
2 Los piojos se eliminan peinándose durante 9 días con un peine
especial (nit comb). Es posible que no se eliminen todos de una
vez y por esto tiene que hacerlo durante nueve días.
3 Elimine los piojos de la casa pasando la aspiradora y lavando
la ropa y las sábanas usadas todos los días durante nueve días.
4 Chequee a todos los miembros del hogar y cúrelos a todos de
una vez. ■
niños por adulto, mayor será la atención que su niño recibirá. Un
número pequeño de niños por adulto es muy importante para bebes y
niños pequeños.
4. Pregunte
Es muy importante que los adultos que cuidarán de sus hijos tengan el
conocimiento y la experiencia para darles cuidado de calidad. Pregunte
acerca de la preparación y la experiencia de todo el personal,
incluyendo el director del programa, cuidadores, maestros y cualquier
otro adulto que tenga contacto con su niño en la guardería.
5. Infórmese
Investigue acerca de los esfuerzos en su comunidad para mejorar la
calidad del cuidado infantil. ¿Su cuidador/cuidadora está involucrada en
las actividades para mejorar la calidad?
6. Escoja
Considere sus opciones: centros de cuidado infantil, casas de cuidado
infantil familiares, programas Head Start, Intervención Temprana prekindergarten, Cuidado Infantil de Edad Escolar y campamentos de verano.
Considere sus opciones
Su primera pregunta debe ser: ¿Qué tipo de cuidado satisface mejor las
necesidades de mi hijo(a)?
Diferentes tipos de cuidado están disponibles fuera de casa y cada una
ofrece sus propios beneficios:
Centro de cuidado infantil
Escogiendo una
guardería infantil
Cuidado y actividades educativas son ofrecidos a un grupo de niños en
un establecimiento no residencial, con licencia, acomodando a mas de
cinco niños.
Casas de cuidado infantil familiares
Se trata de cuidado y actividad educacional que se ofrece en el hogar
de una persona que ofrece cuidado infantil y que está licenciada.
Head Start e Intervención Pre-Kindergarten
Comience visitando varios hogares y centros de guarderías. En cada
Visita, piense acerca de su primera impresión y acerca de:
1. Observe
•
•
•
•
¿El lugar parece seguro para su hijo?
¿Los educadores/maestros disfrutan hablar y jugar con los niños?
¿Hablan con cada uno de los niños al nivel de la vista de los niños?
¿Hay bastantes juguetes y material de aprendizaje al alcance de
los niños?
2. Escuche
•
•
•
•
•
¿Cómo suena el ambiente de la guardería?
¿Los niños suenan felices e involucrados?
¿Qué tal suenan las voces de los maestros?
¿Suenan alegres y pacientes?
Un lugar demasiado quieto puede significar que no hay
suficiente actividad. Un lugar demasiado ruidoso puede significar
falta de control.
Estos programas son disponibles para niños de familias de bajos
ingresos y/o con necesidades especiales. Los programas usualmente
quedan situados en los recintos escolares o en un
sitio céntrico para la comunidad; generalmente se adhieren al
horario escolar.
Cuidado infantil de edad escolar
Estos son programas para niños de edades entre 5 y 12 años
cubriendo el tiempo antes y después de la escuela; algunos ofrecen
programas de días festivos y en otras ocasiones que la escuela no esté
abierta. De nuevo, esto puede ser en escuelas, Centros de Cuidado
Infantil, Casas de Cuidado Infantil Familiares, Organizaciones Juveniles
y Organizaciones Religiosas.
Campamentos de verano
Estos campamentos diurnos son ofrecidos en Escuelas Públicas y
Privadas, Centros de Cuidado Infantil, Casas de Cuidado Infantil
Familiares, organizaciones Religiosas y Organizaciones Juveniles. No
es requerido que los campamentos de verano tengan licencia. ■
3. Cuente
Cuente el número de niños en el grupo, después cuente el número de
personas a cargo de ellos. Obviamente, entre menor el número de
C U I D A D O I N FA N T I L
www.earlycareguide.com
61
LISTA DE CHEQUEO
de cuidado infantil
❏ Los niños son tratados como individuos.
❏ Los cuidadores reconfortan a los niños cuando lo necesitan.
ENVOLVIMIENTO PATERNO
❏ Los padres pueden hacer visitas imprevistas.
❏ Las líneas de comunicación entre padres y el personal
están abiertas.
❏ La participación paterna es alentada.
❏ Los padres son notificados si ocurre un accidente.
PROGRAMA
❏ El programa de actividades diarias es anunciado.
❏ El juego activo y pacífico es balanceado.
❏ Las actividades son apropiadas para la edad de los niños y sus
necesidades (físicas, emocionales, sociales, del desarrollo).
❏ Se toca música variada durante el día.
❏ Los niños tienen oportunidades de escuchar lecturas
diariamente.
❏ La política de descanso/siesta es razonable.
SALUD Y SEGURIDAD
❏ Los contactos de emergencia están debidamente archivados.
❏ El personal está entrenado en técnicas de resucitación
cardiopulmonar y primeros auxilios.
❏ El personal guarda una higiene adecuada (lavarse las manos
BÁSICOS
❏ La licencia está a la vista.
❏ Llena el requerimiento de la proporción de personal.
❏ Las reglas escritas están disponibles (incluyendo la política
de disciplina).
❏ El tamaño del grupo es lo suficientemente pequeño para permitir
antes y después de cambiar los pañales de cada niño y/o de
limpiarles la cara).
❏ El personal se cambia los guantes después de cada cambio
de pañal.
❏ Los cojincillos para cambiar los pañales son de un material no
absorbente.
❏ Los infantes/niños son capaces de explorar el medioambiente de
una manera segura.
atención personalizada.
❏ El horario satisface mis necesidades.
INSTALACIONES
❏
❏
❏
❏
El cuarto es brillante, alegre y limpio.
Hay suficiente espacio para actividades.
ENTRENAMIENTO/CREDENCIALES
❏ Los empleados tienen entrenamiento especial en la educación de
la primera infancia.
❏ Los maestros titulares tienen un grado universitario en
educación pedagógica o un credencial de Child Development
Associate (CDA).
Los niños obtienen cosas por si mismos.
Hay suficientes juguetes, pinturas, libros, etc. para todos
los niños.
❏ Los programas de cuidado infantil tienen acreditación nacional.
❏ Los centros de Cuidado Infantil Familiares tienen una credencial
❏ El equipo (sillas, mesas, lavabos, retretes) es del tamaño de los
CDA o una acreditación del National Association for Family Child
Care (NAFCC).
niños y está en buenas condiciones.
PERSONAL
❏ Los cuidadores han trabajado ahí por un año o mas.
❏ Los cuidadores parecen disfrutar lo que hacen.
❏ Se utilizan técnicas positivas de disciplina.
C U I D A D O I N FA N T I L
62
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
IMPRESIÓN GENERAL
❏
❏
❏
❏
Los niños parecen estar felices aquí.
Me sentiría cómodo(a) dejando a mi niño aquí.
Si yo fuera un niño me sentiría feliz aquí.
Hay un ambiente tranquilo y agradable en esta instalación. ■
Cómo encontrar
el proveedor adecuado
para niños con
necesidades especiales
Por Ana Fraga-Pardo,
Directora de Early Intervention, UCP
Los padres de niños con discapacidades del desarrollo deben
enfrentar desde muy temprano la difícil tarea de hallar el programa
de intervención o de pre escuela más idóneo para sus hijos. Estos
niños a menudo padecen de condiciones complejas y requieren
cuidado especializado. Las familias también han pasado por un periodo
muy difícil de diagnóstico, pruebas médicas y quizás hospitalización, lo
cual hace la separación muy difícil.
Los padres le temen a tener que dejar a su hijo o hija con
discapacidades al cuidado de personas que no conocen, aunque sólo
sea por un período breve de tiempo. Al mismo tiempo saben que, como
prueban los estudios sobre el cerebro, la intervención temprana e
intensiva tiene un impacto profundo en la calidad de vida del niño y su
familia al mejorar el desarrollo y la función de la familia.
Las familias que están en proceso de buscar un
programa de intervención temprana para sus hijos
deben tomar los siguiente factores en consideración:
El medioambiente – ¿Es tranquilo, limpio, acogedor y estimulante
para el niño? ¿Hay juguetes que ayuden al desarrollo? ¿Trata el
medioambiente de acomodar las distintas necesidades de los niños?
(sillas de ruedas, etc.) ¿Qué equipo hay disponible?
Empleados/Proveedores – ¿Es acogedor y alegre el lugar? ¿Qué
credenciales tienen los empleados? ¿Existe mucha interacción?
Inclusión – ¿Hay niños con problemas de desarrollo en el programa?
¿Cuántos y qué tal están integrados?
Familias – ¿Se recibe a las familias con cordialidad y se les considera
parte del equipo? ¿Existe comunicación contínua? ¿Se respetan las
diferencias culturales y étnicas?
Actividades – ¿Las actividades son apropiadas e individualizadas?
¿Todos los niños pueden participar?
Plan de estudio y evaluación – ¿Qué plan de estudios se usa?
¿Cuándo y cómo se evalúa a los niños?
Terapia – ¿Se usa alguna terapia? ¿Cómo se incorporan las terapias
al programa de estudios? ¿Qué tipo de estrategia se usa para controlar
el comportamiento?
Ubicación – ¿A qué distancia le queda de la casa? ¿Ofrecen transporte?
Almuerzo – ¿Existen algunas necesidades dietéticas?
Financiamiento – ¿Hay que pagar o están los servicios subvencionados?
Una vez que los padres hayan visitado una variedad de
programas y hayan elegido el mejor, necesitan
recordar que:
a. Hay muchos programas excelentes. Lo importante es encontrar
el más idóneo para su hijo y la familia.
b. Una vez que tome una decisión, dele tiempo. A todo en la
vida hay que adaptarse.
c. Siempre existe la opción de hacer cambios al programa o
buscar uno que le convenga más.
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County, Inc. es una de las
instituciones no lucrativas más grandes del sur de la Florida sirviendo a
más de 1,200 niños y adulto con incapacidades en 62 centros ubicados
en los Condados Monroe y Martin. Los programas para niños, familias
y adultos incluyen: intervención temprana, educación temprana y prekinder; terapia física, ocupacional, del habla y musical; programas
después de la escuela, veraniegos y residenciales. Los servicios para
adultos incluyen entrenamiento diurno, residencial y programas de
apoyo con la vivienda y el empleo. UCP también opera escuelas charter
de pre-k y Kindergarten para estudiantes con incapacidades en el
Condado Broward. Para informes sobre nuestras escuelas charter o
cualquier otro servicio, llame al 954/584-7178. ■
C U I D A D O I N FA N T I L
www.earlycareguide.com
63
Pre-kindergarten voluntario:
INCREMENTANDO LA
PREPARACIÓN ESCOLAR
El Pre-Kindergarten Voluntario ya cumplió un año de edad. El año pasado el Early
Learning Coalition of Broward County (Coalición de Enseñanza Temprana del Condado
Broward), la organización que administra el VPK en Broward, ha visto gran
cooperación por parte de los padres y proveedores de cuidado infantil.
Un breve resumen de lo que significa VPK: Los votantes de la Florida aprobaron una
enmienda constitucional en el 2002 que requería un programa de pre-kindergarten
voluntario en nuestro estado para todos lo niños de 4 años a partir del otoño del 2005.
VPK ayuda a los programas de preparación escolar existentes que se establecieron en
1999 como resultado del Acta de Preparación Escolar. Este programa es gratis para los
residentes de la Florida y los niños que tengan 4 años el 1ro de septiembre pueden
inscribirse en el programa de ese año.
Aprendimos muchas lecciones durante nuestro primer año. Penny Westberry,
Directora Ejecutiva del Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, comenta, “El
condado Broward ha tenido mucha suerte, ya que cuenta con una comunidad de
proveedores ansiosos de mejorar las condiciones para nuestros niños y que han
colaborado para que VPK sea un éxito en su primer año. Como con cualquier programa
nuevo, siempre hay mucho que aprender. Los padres y profesionales de cuidado
infantil se unieron en este primer año para buscar maneras de mejorar la
implementación del VPK y eso ha resultado muy beneficioso, al nivel local y de la
Oficina de Enseñanza Temprana en Tallahassee”.
La Legislatura creó dos opciones para los padres: un programa escolar que consiste en
540 horas de enseñanza y un programa de verano que consiste en 300 horas de
enseñanza. Los proveedores cuentan con la flexibilidad de estructurar las horas por día
y los días por semana para llenar los requisitos de horas de enseñanza. Muchos
proveedores de Broward han elegido 3 horas de instrucción diarias durante 180 días
para alcanzar las 540 horas requeridas. Un proveedor también puede elegir 6 horas al
día de instrucción durante 90 días. Otros programas varían entre 4-7 horas de
instrucción al día repartido durante el año escolar. Las 300 horas de programa escolar
en el verano es una excelente opción para los padres que quieren que sus hijos
participen justo antes de empezar kindergarten.
Cualquiera que sea el horario o proveedor que los padres elijan, VPK es un paso en la
dirección correcta para los residentes de Broward. La enseñanza temprana es algo de
lo cual todos los niños se pueden beneficiar y todos podemos esperar mejorías en
nuestras comunidades con VPK y otros programas de cuidado y educación temprana.
La Coalición de Enseñanza Temprana del Condado Broward se siente agradecida con
los padres y proveedores que participaron en la experiencia VPK el año pasado. La
Coalición está comprometida a luchar para hacer que el VPK sea aun mejor este año
que el año pasado. La Coalición también continúa a exhortar a los padres con niños de
4 años a que participen en este programa de Pre-Kindergarten Voluntario. Y los que
tengan hijos menores de 4 años, esperemos que participen en el futuro y que
recuerden que la educación comienza al nacer.
Para más información sobre VPK, llame al (954) 724-7577 o visite nuestro website
www.elcbroward.org. ■
C U I D A D O I N FA N T I L
64
Para anunciarse, llame al 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
PROGRAMAS LINGÜÍSTICOS
DE INMERSIÓN TOTAL PARA NIÑOS
By Carolina Masri., TALKKids, Program Director
Para hacer la enseñanza de idiomas comprensible para los niños
pequeños, los especialistas y maestros de inmersión total deben
emplear estrategias pedagógicas a la vez que se divierten con los
niños. Muchas de estas estrategias se basan en las necesidades del
niño o del grupo. La base de la educación por inmersión es el estudio
lingüístico y el conocimiento cultural del segundo idioma.
La necesidad de tener una clase eficaz pero divertida para los pequeños
se basa en teorías lingüísticas universales. Los estudiosos de
psicolingüística y del aprendizaje de un segundo idioma reconocen
estos dos principios para obtener el éxito.
Los niños pequeños tienen mayor capacidad para aprender un segundo
idioma naturalmente, sin acento y con facilidad.
La maleabilidad cognitiva y física del niño juega un rol esencial en el
aprendizaje de un nuevo idioma.
Un programa completo de aprendizaje a una temprana edad puede
realizarse con maestros profesionalmente entrenados que harán de
cada día una experiencia profunda. Los niños aprenderán no sólo el
idioma sino las características de la cultura hispana.
Además de recibir las ventajas sociales y económicas del bilingüismo,
el ser bilingüe abre el camino a la comunicación con más personas en
más lugares. Muchos padres le quieren ofrecer a sus hijos la capacidad
de interactuar en un mundo que cada vez es más interdependiente de la
comunidad global.
Los padres de niños pequeños en los programas de inmersión total
deben tener un rol activo en la educación de sus niños ofreciéndoles
experiencias que los ayude en su aprendizaje. Deben leerles a diario e
involucrarlos en actividades donde puedan usar lo que aprenden en el
aula. También deben estar bien informados sobre la inmersión total
para niños, apoyar el programa y el uso del idioma que está estudiando
fuera del aula. Por ejemplo, pueden traerles materiales de lectura en
ese idioma y tratar de que hablen con niños bilingües, miren videos en
ese idioma, etc.
Dele a su hijo los beneficios de ser bilingües en el mundo actual. Y
recuerde, “El idioma le abre una puerta al mundo.”
Los padres que estén interesados en un programa lingüístico de
inmersión para sus hijos deben estar bien informados. Para más
información, favor de contactar a Carolina Masri en
[email protected] o visite www.cal.org/resources/. ■
Los principiantes no entienden nada de lo que se les dice al principio,
pero con el tiempo empiezan a usar el idioma. Para motivar a los niños
hay que usar una metodología divertida y eficaz.
C U I D A D O I N FA N T I L
www.earlycareguide.com
65
Patisipe nan fè chanjman…
OFRI TÈT OU
KÒM VOLONTÈ
Ki sa k pouse w aji?
Ki sa ki pasyone w?
Bay timoun ak jèn moun konsèy pou w ka ede yo byen kòmanse nan
lavi a; ede bay moun ki grangou manje; pwoteje anviwònman an epi
ede reprann kontwòl li; livre manje ak founiti bay granmoun pou ede
yo kontinye viv lakay yo; pote swen medikal nan katye kote yo bezwen
sa; anseye moun ki pap fè anpil kòb yo teknik lavi ak teknik aktivite li
ak ekri pou ba yo opòtinite pou yo bay tèt yo yon lavi miyò; ankouraje
aktivite atistik ak kiltirèl nan kominote nou an; bay bèt moun gade nan
kay ak bèt bwa swen imanitè yo merite yo …
Si gen yon bezwen nan kominote nou an, gen gwo chans pou gen
yon òganizasyon ki pa la pou fè lajan k ap travay sou bezwen sa a. E
si gen yon tèl òganizasyon ki pa la pou fè lajan, gen gwo chans pou li
bezwen volontè ede l akonpli misyon li.
Opòtinite pou tout moun fè sèvis volontè!
Depi an 1974, òganizasyon Volontè Brawòd (ann angle Volunteer
Broward) ap bay moun ki vle fè sèvis volontè plizyè milye opòtinite pou
yo fè sèvis volontè nan plizyè santèn òganizasyon lokal ki pa la pou fè
lajan. Se “United Way” nan Brawòd Konnti, ak “Children’s Services
Council”, ak yon manm rezo “Hands on Network” la ki finanse
“Volunteer Broward” ki se pwen santral pou devlòpman, kwasans ak
kòdinasyon aktivite ak sèvis volontè atravè tout Brawòd Konnti.
Menm si w te yon pwofesyonèl, yon retrete, yon elèv oubyen yon
metrès kay, orè fleksib pwojè volontè nou yo ap ba wou oubyen
gwoup travay ou a, gwoup sivik ou a, gwoup relijye w la, oubyen
gwoup etidyan w lan opòtinite pou fè sèvis volontè nou bezwen an.
Alò, èske w vle fè pati solisyon an?
Èske w vle “patisipe nan fè chanjman”?
Ede lòt moun ak enpo yo
ak VITA
Si ou renmen bay moun koutmen pou ede yo fè sa ki difisil pou yo
vin fasil, enben VITA se pou wou. VITA, se Òganizasyon yon gwoup
volontè ki la pou ede moun ranpli aplikasyon pou enpo yo, se Sèvis
Kontribisyon (IRS) ki patwone òganizasyon sa a. Y ap chèche moun
pou enskri kòm volontè nan Òganizasyon sa a.
VITA la pou ede moun ki gen poblèm pou yo ranpli fòm taks yo
poukont yo epi ki pa ka peye yon pwofesyonèl pou fè sa pou yo.
VITA ede moun ranpli fòm taks ki senp. Yo reponn kèk kesyon tou
sou afè taks. VITA ale nan sant kominotè yo, nan bibliyotèk yo ak
nan legliz yo pou ede moun.
Pami moun ki travay kòm volontè nan VITA, w ap jwenn kèk moun ki
an retrèt, etidyan nan inivèsite, ak moun ki fè biznis. Volontè yo pran
yon kou pou yo aprann kouman pou yo ranpli fòm taks yo, nan kou
a yo aprann lwa sou afè enpo, ak lojisyèl ki pou ede yo ranpli fòm
taks yo pou voye yo nan Biwo kontribisyon elektwonikman. Fò
volontè yo pase kou a anvan yo travay kòm volontè.
Biwo Kontribisyon (IRS) prepare kou gratis pou tout volontè yo.
Sèl sa Biwo Kontribisyon an mande se pou volontè yo dakò pou
yo travay 4 èd tan pa semenn pandan sezon taks yo – Ant 15
janvye ak 15 Avril. Yo fè antrennman yo kote ki pa twò lwen kay
volontè yo.
Rele 954-522-6761 oubyen ale sou sit wèb sa a
www.volunteerbroward.org pou w kapab jwenn enfòmasyon sou
fason pou w fè sèvis volontè nan Brawòd Konnti. ■
Yo sèvi ak volontè yo plizyè fason. Paregzanp, volontè yo ede
òganize kote yo pral travay yo, pandan yon lòt gwoup ap fè reklam
pou kote yo.
Volunteer Broward
Ansin Building
1300 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-6761 • www.volunteerbroward.org
"Si ou gen nenpòt konesans epi ou ta vle bay yon kout men, VITA ka
jwenn yon fason pou mete w nan pwogram nan." Se sa Biwo
Kontribisyon an (IRS) deklare.
Nou jwenn espas sa a gras a koutwazi “Children’s Services Council of Broward County”
Vin anrejistre kòm volontè kounye a!
Si ou ta vle travay kòm volontè, oubyen si Òganizasyon w lan ta
enterese patwone yon pwogram VITA yo, kontakte Gus Lilavois nan
954-423-7629; Julia Marinos nan 954-423-7619; Audra Vaz nan
954-522-6761. ■
V I V A N FA N M I
66
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Regleman pou
pwoteje timoun
sou entènèt
Regleman #1: Fè lide mete òdinatè ki kab al sou entènèt la yon
kote ki pou tout moun nan kay la (pa nan chanm
timoun nan).
Sa bay moun ki renmen fè move zak kapasite pou yo kontakte
moun ki gen enterè seksyèl pou timoun menm jan ak yo:
• Pou yo fè echanj pònografi timoun
• Pou yo jwenn mwayen kontakte timoun
Sa ba yo mwayen kominikasyon lapoula ak timoun ansanm ak
lòt moun ki renmen fè move zak, yo sèvi ak:
•
•
•
•
•
Imel (Lèt elektwonik)
Tchat – kote plizyè moun ap fè yon konvèsasyon sou yon sijè sou entènèt
Mesaj sou plas
Kote plizyè moun ka kominike ansanm sou entènèt (IRC)
Gwoup nouvèl, klib
Regleman #2: Etabli regleman pou pitit ou sèvi ak entènèt la:
1. Sou ki sit li dwe ale
2. Ak ki moun li pale sou entènèt la
3. Konbyen tan li fè sou entènèt la
Regleman #3: Pale ak pitit ou sou ki jan sa enpòtan pou li di yon
granmoun sa si yon bagay ta janm fè l santi l
malalèz pandan li sou entènèt la.
Regleman #4: Ou dwe konnen zanmi pitit ou genyen sou entènèt la.
Regleman #5: Pa mete adrès imèl pitit ou nan okenn anyè.
Regleman #6: Se pou w konn ki jan pou w moute kontwòl paran
sou òdinatè a epi tcheke fichye rapò ki ba w kote
timoun nan ale sou entènèt la.
Regleman #7: Esplike pitit ou regleman konsènan pwoteksyon
sou entènèt.
1. Fò n chwazi non dekran yo ak prekosyon – pa
chwazi youn ki montre timoun nan se yon
tigason oswa yon tifi.
2. Pa janm bay okenn lòt moun modpas ou – esepte
manman w oswa papa w!
3. Nan mesaj enstantane yo, pa reponn yon imèl k
ap joure, ki gen move pawòl, ki gen menas
oubyen yon imèl ou pa anvi resevwa.
4. Pa bay moun enfòmasyon pèsonèl ou tankou:
non w, adrès ou, laj ou, non manman w, non
papa w, nimewo telefòn ou, non lekòl ou, pastan
w, eksetera.
5. Moun sou entènèt yo kapab byen sa yo di yo ye
a, men tou yo KAB PA moun yo di yo ye a!
Regleman #8: Pa janm depann sèlman sou teknoloji pou pwoteje
pitit ou!
Cyber Tipline: www.cybertipline.com 1-800-843-5678
Pou ki sa òdinatè atire moun ki renmen fè
move zak?
Sa bay moun ki renmen fè move zak:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Yon anviwònman ki pa gen sipèvizyon
Yon satisfaksyon la pou la
Òdinatè toujou aladispozisyon li
Sekirite
Yon kote ki an prive
Okazyon pou li rete anonim
Sa bay moun ki renmen fè move zak opòtinite pou yo
kontakte timoun:
• Opòtinite pou yo idantifye timoun ki ka viktim yo epi pou l jwenn yo
nenpòt ki tote yo ye sou latè
• Opòtinite pou yo kache idantite yo pandan y ap kominike ak timoun
Gran pwen nouvèl la
Entèvyou ak 1,501 timoun laj 10 a 17 an ki sèvi ak
entènèt regilyèman.
• 1 sou 5 timoun (20%) te resevwa demann oswa òf seksyèl ane pase.
• 1 sou 3 timoun (33%) te resevwa yon demann seksyèl ki agresif.
• 1 sou 4 timoun (25%) te wè foto moun tou touni oswa foto moun k ap
fè bagay san yo pat konsanti resevwa foto kon sa.
• 1 sou 17 timoun te resevwa menas oubyen anmèdman.
• Otorite yo resevwa rapò mwens pase 10% demann sa yo ak 3%
espozisyon pònografi sa yo.
Popilasyon prensipal ki pi fasil viktim nan se timoun k ap fòme.
(66%) te gen plis pase14 an).
• Done yo montre ka konpòtman rapas sa yo sou entènèt la pa enplike
pederas konvansyonèl ki vize timoun laj 8 a 10 an yo.
• Estrateji prevansyon ak entèvansyon pou gwoup laj sa a prezante
diferan defi.
Dokiman seksyèl yo se bagay ki antre nan entimite moun sou
entènèt la.
Anpil timoun pa rakonte sa bay pèsòn.
• Nan 49% sou tout demann seksyèl yo, timoun nan pat di
pèsòn moun.
• Nan 36% sou demann seksyèl agresif yo, timoun nan pat di
okenn moun.
• Se sèlman 18% nan ka agresif yo, yo te rapòte bay lapolis.
Pwoblèm viktim nan:
• Timoun nan ka pè pou yo pa pini l pou konpòtman li epi li pa fè rapò
sou zak la oswa demann nan.
• Fè bon zanmi se bagay ki enpòtan pou timoun k ap fòme; kèk
timoun sèvi ak entènèt la pou yo fè sa paske yo gen pwoblèm pou yo
pale ak moun.
• Timoun 14 a 17 an fè sa de fwa plis pase sa yo ki gen 10 a 13 an.
• Timoun ki ajite oubyen ki pa gen bon relasyon ak paran yo ka plis
viktim esplwatasyon ki fèt sou entènèt la.
• 60% nan tout ti jèn jan ki sou entènèt la resevwa imèl oswa mesaj
enstantane nan men yon moun yo pa konnen ditou.
• 50% nan sa yo ki sèvi ak mesaj enstantane, imèl, oswa tchat te
kominike ak moun yo pa konnen ditou. ■
Enfòmasyon pi wo la a, se Lyetnan Bill Walsh nan Depatman lapolis nan Dallas ki te
prezante l nan yon seyans ki te gen pou tit: Krim ki fèt kont timoun sou entènèt la
(“Internet Crimes Against Children”), jou ki te 18 me 2005 nan seminè ki te rele
pwoteje timoun nou yo; yo se avni Florida (Protecting our Children: Florida’s Future)
nan Òlanndo, Florida.
V I V A N FA N M I
www.earlycareguide.com
67
6 a 12 mwa
Men sa ou kab atann pitit ou fè
• Li prefere manman li oubyen moun ki abitye pran swen li pase tout
lòt moun
• Li timid devan moun li pa konnen; li kriye lè paran l
ap deplase
• Li fè sa w mande l lè w mande l fè yon kichòy ki senp
• Lè w nonmen non yon foto li gade foto a
• Li konprann non kèk bagay
• Li imite mouvman ou fè; li eseye repete mo ou di
• Li sèvi ak kèk grenn mo epi li fè kèk mouvman ak kò li pou l di
yon bagay
• Li repete son li tande oubyen li fè jès li wè moun fè pou yo ka pòte
atansyon a li
• Li jwenn sa moun sere pandan y ap gade
• Li rale sou men l ak jenou l
• Li kenbe mèb nan kay la pou l mache poukont li
• Li manje ak dwèt li
Kouman OU ka ede ak
devlopman pitit ou a
0 a 6 mwa
Ki sa ou ka atann de pitit ou a
• La gazouye, l ap blabla, l ap fè ti bri ak bouch li
• Li tande vwa moun
• Li kontan jwe ak lòt moun
• Lè lòt moun souri ba li li souri ba yo
• Li reyaji lè li wè reyaksyon ou nan figi ou
• Li rekonèt non li
• Li sèvi ak men l ak bouch li pou konn sa tout bagay ye
• Li ka soutni tèt li pandan yon ti bout tan
• Li ka vire sot sou lestomak li al sou do li epi sot sou do li al sou
lestomak li
• Li sèvi ak mouvman kò li ak figi li pou l fè konnen sa l vle ak
sa l bezwen
Ki sa ou ka fè pou w ede pitit ou nan devlopman li
• Anbrase tibebe w la souvan pou w fè l konnen ou renmen li epi li
an sekirite
• Pale ak tibebe w la oubyen chante pou li pandan w ap fè sa w abitye
fè pou li chak jou yo, pandan w a beyen li, pandan w ap ba l manje,
pandan w ap jwe avè l
• Pale avè li fas a fas epi sèvi ak non li
• Jwe avè l atè
• Li liv pou li chak jou
• Asire w lòt moun k ap okipe pitit ou a fè bon zanmi avè l epi
renmen li
• Al nan randevou kay doktè menm lè li pa malad epi fè l pran tout
vaksen li
DEVLOPMAN
68
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Ki sa ou kab fè pou w ede tibebe a devlope
• Kontinye anbrase tibebe w la souvan epi pale avè l sou aktivite ou fè
chak jou
• Li liv pou pitit ou chak jou
• Ankouraje l fè mouvman ou fè ak men w pandan wa p jwe jwèt kach
kach liben avè li
• Nonmen non bagay ki nan foto ak sa ki nan liv epi mande l pou l
lonje dwèt sou yo
• Ba l yon kote ki an sekirite pou rale
• Fè l fè konesans ak lòt timoun ak lòt granmoun
• Kontinye al nan randevou li genyen kay doktè epi kontinye fè l
pran vaksen
12 a 24 mwa
Ki sa ou ka atann pitit ou fè
• Li kòmanse montre li pa vle fè kèk bagay
• Li vle endepandan men kèk fwa li pè pou l pa poukont li
• Li kòmanse fè jwèt kote l ap imajine
• Li kòmanse rekonèt non kèk moun li konnen, kèk bagay, ak kèk pati
nan kò li
• Li sèvi ak 2 ou 3 mo ak kèk jès pou l kominike
• Li di plizyè mo degrennen distans li gen 15 mwa; li sèvi ak fraz ki gen
2 a 4 mo distans li gen 2 an
• Li chèche lòt timoun epi li amize li avè yo
• L ap monte desann sou mèb nan kay la
• Li kòmanse ap kouri
• Toujou kontinye anbrase pitit ou epi fè lekti ansanm avè l
Ki sa ou ka fè pou ede l devlope
• Li sèvi ak mo pou l dekri bagay ak moun
• Lè pitit ou ap jwe jwèt pretann avè w fè sa l vle w fè a, pafwa ou kab
kòmanse jwèt la tou
• Ede pitit ou sèvi ak mo pou l dekri sa l santi ak jan li santi l
• Sere yon ti tan pou fè pitit ou jwe ak lòt timoun, nan kote ki an
sekirite, kote w ap voye je sou yo
• Manje ansanm an fanmi, fè l pran ti repo epi fè l al dòmi leswa a
prèske menm lè yo chak jou
• Kontinye fè l pran vaksen li yo epi ale nan randevou li yo
kay doktè
2 a 3 an
6 a 8 an
Ki sa ou ka atann pitit ou fè
• Li fè tout moun konnen ki jan li santi li
• Li fasil kab rete san paran l pa la
• Li fè jwèt ki gen anpil pyès mache
• Li ka idantifye bagay li abitye wè nan foto
• Moun ki pa konnen l kab konprann sa li di
• Li sèvi ak plizyè mo pou fè konnen sa ki nan lide li, jan li santi li ak sa
li vle
• Li ka vire rapid nan ti jwèt senp l ap fè
• Li konprann sa sa vle di lè w di “afè pa m” ak “ afè pa li”
• Li chanje pye pou l monte chak mach eskalye
• Li ka pedale bisiklèt 3 wou
• Li vire paj liv youn alafwa
• Li kab kenbe yon kreyon pou l ekri
• Anbrase pitit ou souvan epi pale avè l sou moun ou wè chak jou, kote
ou ale ak bagay ou wè
Ki sa ou ka atann pitit ou fè
• Zanmi l yo vin pi enpòtan pou li; li vle pou lòt timoun renmen li
• Li pa grandi menm jan, chak timoun devlope fason pa yo
• Li pi konprann sa ki byen ak sa ki mal; li vin gen yon konsyans
• Li kòmanse gen plis kowòdinasyon nan ti misk li yo epi yo devlope
plis; li ka lase soulye l pi byen, li kab sèvi ak materyèl pou l ekri. Li ka
jwe mizik ak enstriman mizik, li ka sèvi ak fouchèt, ak kouto, ak kiyè
pou l manje
• Li kab aprann li ak ekri
• Li konprann kouman lòt moun santi yo epi sa konsène l
• Li vin konn plis mo, epi li kominike pi byen
• Li renmen jwe jwèt pretann
Ki sa ou ka fè pou ede pitit ou devlope
• Li pou li chak jou
• Li liv ak magazin devan li pou l ka wè kouman ou bay lekti enpòtans
• Bay pitit ou anpil bagay pou l ekri ak fè koulè (kreyon koulè, kreyon,
papye, eksetera)
• Koute li epi reponn kesyon li yo
• Ba l jwèt li ka monte sou yo, ba l jwèt li ka sèvi pou l bati lòt bagay,
ak jwèt li ka monte nan yon kote ki an sekirite epi kote gen moun k
ap voye je sou li
• Asire w li gen tan pou l jwe ak lòt timoun epi voye je sou li pou l ka
aprann pou l ret tann tou pa li epi pou kab antann li ak lòt timoun
• Fè l kontinye al pran vaksen li yo epi al fè tchèkòp, epi mennen l
kay dantis
4 – 5 an
Ki sa ou ka atann pitit ou fè
• Pafwa li egzijan, pafwa li vle kolabore nèt
• Li vle aji tankou zanmi l yo
• Li dakò pou gen règleman epi li vle pou lòt moun suiv règleman yo
• Li ka konte 10 bagay epi li ka nonmen kat koulè
• Li sonje kèk pati nan yon istwa
• Li pale ak fraz ki gen plis pase 5 mo
• Li kab kanpe sou yon sèl pye pou 10 segonn oubyen pandan plis tan
pase sa
• Li kab sote, epi li ka fè lakribit
• Li ka ekri kèk lèt an majiskil
• Li ka met rad sou li oubyen wete rad sou li san moun pa ede l
• Li kab sèvi ak fouchèt, ak kiyè epi ak yon kouto yon lè kon sa
Ki sa ou ka fè pou ede pitit ou devlope
• Kontinye anbrase pitit ou souvan epi li ansanm chak jou
• Pale avè l pandan plis tan, sèvi ak mo li konnen
• Ba li règleman pou l suiv epi esplike li pou ki sa gen règleman
• Ba l lòt kalite jwèt, ak materyèl ak jwèt ki ankouraje l reflechi
• Bay pitit ou anpil chans pou l jwe ak lòt timoun nan yon kote ki an
sekirite epi ki gen sipèvizyon
• Bay timoun nan yon kote li ka kouri, li ka ponpe ak yon kote li ka fè
egzèsis sou sipèvizyon yon granmoun
• Fè l kontinye al pran vaksen li yo epi al fè tchèkòp, epi mennen l
kay dantis
Ki sa ou ka fè pou ede pitit ou devlope
• Kontinye anbrase pitit ou epi fè l konpliman lè l fè sa ki bon
• Toujou mete liv a dispozisyon li; epi kontinye li ansanm
• Ba li materyèl pou l ekri, materyèl pou l fè desen, ak bagay pou l fè
mizik; enterese nan sa ki fè l plezi
• Ba l plis responsablite; made l pou l ede w ak travay nan kay la ki pa
twò difisil epi tcheke si l fè yo
• Ba l chans pou l fè yon seri aktivite ki ede l devlope gwo misk li yokouri – monte bekàn – danse, oubyen aktivite espòtif
• Pale avè l sou sa li renmen ak sa li fè
• Kontinye mennen l al fè tchèkòp
9 – 11 an
Ki sa ou ka atann pitit ou fè
• Fè zanmi vin enpòtan pou li; anpil fwa yo rantre nan klib oubyen yo
fòme gwoup bon zanmi ki renmen menm bagay
• Li kòmanse santi presyon zanmi; li vle suiv lòt moun oubyen suiv
yon gwoup
• Li kab li ak ekri; li enterese nan istwa lejann
• Kò li vin gen plis matirite; tifi devlope pi vit pase ti gason
• Li vin enterese gen bagay li renmen fè, aktivite espòtif, ak lòt aktivite
li kreye
• Li vin kòmanse pale tankou yon granmoun
• Li vle plis endepandans; li kòmanse teste limit li ak règleman yo
Ki sa ou ka fè pou ede pitit ou devlope
• Kontinye montre pitit ou kouman ou renmen li epi pale avè li de sa ki
enterese li ak aktivite l
• Ba li reskonsablite ki pi konplike ki mande pou yo tcheke kèk bagay pi
devan; lè l fè yon bon bagay, fè l konpliman
• Ankouraje li pou antre nan yon gwoup oubyen nan yon klib ki ba l
chans pou fè egzèsis ak ladrès li epi pou l tcheke kèk lòt bagay ki ka
enterese l
• Chèche konnen zanmi l yo ak fanmi zanmi l yo
• Fè l konnen sa w ap atann de li epi, lè sa nesesè pou w disipline yo,
aji yon fason ki konsistan epi ki jis
• Ba li kote pou l fè devwa l an pè oubyen tan pou l pase poukont li
• Kontinye mennen l al fè tchèkòp, kontinye fè tcheke dan li ■
Men ki kote ki rasanble enfòmasyon sa yo “Success by 6 Hamilton County” ak
resous ki soti nan Akademi Pedyatri Ameriken “American Academy of Pediatrics” ak
pwofesyonèl lokal ki travay nan Edikasyon timoun
DEVLOPMAN
www.earlycareguide.com
69
PWOLONJE ISTWA OU LI YO
Paran, pwolonje istwa yo. Èske m ap ankouraje nou pou n pa di verite
oubyen pou nou bay manti? Non! Sa m vle di se fè istwa nan liv timoun
nou yo vin pi long.
Nou tout tande kouman pou nou li awotvwa pou timoun piti. Epi nou
konnen ki avantaj aktivite sa a paran fè chak jou a genyen pou timoun
yo; vokabilè yo devlope, yo koute pi byen, yo pase plis tan ap pòte
atansyon, ladrès devlope yo nan jan yo pale, sa menm amelyore
kowòdinasyon men yo ak je yo. Men kouman yon timoun ka pran tout
avantaj nesesè nan aktivite lekti? Se lè ou fè sa pwofesè nan klas yo te
konnen depi lontan – fè aktivite ki ajoute sou sa ki nan liv la epi ki chita
sou tèm ki nan liv la.
Paregzanp, li liv angle ki rele “Runaway Bunny” Margaret Wise Brown
ekri a. Apre sa pran yon pake kawòt epi fè pitit ou vin ede w lave kawòt
yo. Pale avè l sou kalite manje ki bon pou sante, sou koulè oranj, pou ki
sa lapen manje legim, ak kouman pou sèvi ak zouti ki kale kawòt. Liv la
ap vin pi enteresan pou li lè l beyen nan aktivite ki an rapò ak liv la. Pou
l ka gen konfyans nan tèt li, ankouraje pitit ou pou l prepare kawòt pou
prepare manje nan kay la epi fè lwanj pou patisipasyon l devan tout
fanmi an.
Youn nan istwa mwen pi renmen, “The Little Red Hen”, Paul Galdone
ekri, ou kapab pwolonje istwa sa. Lè w fin li liv sa a, al fè “ti bonbon
kanèl”. Men sa w ap bezwen sèlman: 1 bwat pat biskuit, 3/4 tas sik
blan, 1 gwo kiyè kanèl an poud, ak 1/4 tas bè magarin, fonn li.
Separe biskuit yo epi koupe yo an ka. Fè pitit ou pran ti moso biskuit yo
epi tranpe yo nan bè ki fonn nan epi apre sa woule yo nan melanj sik ak
kanèl la. Men timoun nan ap yon jan kole men sa bon pou devlopman
men li. Pou timoun ki pi gran ou ka fè yon leson fizik. Mande l “Sa k
pase biskuit lè w mete yo nan yon fou ki cho?” Mete ti moso biskuit
sou yon plato ki grese lejèman epi kuit li a 375 degre pandan 4 minit.
Pandan n ap tann ti biskuit yo, pale ak pitit ou sou kesyon byen boule
ak lòt moun ak jan travay di se bagay ki enpòtan. Ou kapab di, “Se yon
bèl bagay lè w ede lòt moun. Lè anpil moun mete men ansanm pou yo
fè yon travay, sa amizan epi travay la fini pi vit.”
Si ou pa vle limen fou a, pran woulo bonbon an, pran kèk kouto plastik
ak patamodle. Chita bò tab la ansanm epi kite pitit ou ki abitye li a
koupe moso patamodle an fòm poul ak lòt bèt ki rete nan gadinaj.
Gen de jou ki pa bon menm; Sanble anyen pa mache byen epi tout
moun gen move jan. Se bon lè pou w li yon ti liv Judith Viorst ekri
ann angle ki rele “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very
Bad Day.” Kit ou gen yon timoun piti kit ou gen yon timoun ki nan zòn
dizan yo, ou kab li liv sa a pou li, souri ba li, epi pa bliye tout moun
pat pase yon bèl jounen. Apre sa fè yon ti koze avèk pitit ou sou frè ak
sè epi al gade yon kat latè a. Ki kote Ostrali ye? Men pa bay pwa
enkoni kòm soupe!
Liv Eric Carle ki rele “The Tiny Seed” la pale de van sezon otòn yo ki
voye semans ale lwen epi sou tout bò. Ki lide ki pase nan tèt ou? Èske
w ka sot deyò pou w al ranmase fèy ki chanje koulè apre ou fin li istwa
sa a? E si w sèvi ak kreyon ak papye pou w kolore foto ou abitye wè
pandan sezon otòn? Al fè yon ti flann nan mache nan zòn nan pou n al
chèche tout kalite semans: joumou, flè solèy? Gen tout kalite posiblite
pou reveye istwa sa? Lè w pwolonje istwa yo sa ouvè imajinasyon pitit
ou epi sa bay mo yo plis enpòtans.
DEVLOPMAN
70
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
se Brenda Nixon
Youn nan bèl moman mwen sonje mwen pase ak pitit fi m nan se te
yon bèl jou maten nan sezon otòn. Nou fèk fin li yon ansyen bon liv ki
rele “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” Lois Ehlert ekri epi Lynsey, ki gen 3 an, ale
ansanm avè m n al fè yon ti flann deyò a. Toudenkou li remake yon pil
fèy sèk bèl koulè. San l pa fè de lide li kouri ak de bra l ouvè epi li vole
nan mitan pil fèy yo. Li chita ak ti machwè l tou wouj fèy yo ba l jis nan
ren li, fèy wouj, fèy mawon, fèy jòn oranj, fèy jòn epi l ap ri san rete
dekwa pou moun ki jis pi ba lari a tande. Yon machin ki tap pase, fè yon
kanpe. Chofè a gade tou dousman epi li desann vit machin li epi li di m
“Ou pa wè timoun inosan kon sa sè jou si.”
Pitit ou ap renmen liv epi l ap renmen fè lekti anpil lè w pwolonje istwa
yo kon sa. Anvan w bat je w, w ap sonje kèk bèl epòk tou. ■
©Copyright 2005, Brenda Nixon.
Brenda Nixon (www.brendanixon.com) se manman 2 timoun, li se otè liv “
Parenting Power in the Early Years,” li bay patisipasyon li nan 16 liv, epi li ekri pou
2 jounal. Li se yon espikè ki popilè tou nan konferans yo fè sou paran, fanmi ak
fason pou pran ka timoun. Anpil medya toujou ap mande l pou l vin pale kòm
envite sou koze ki an rapò ak elve timoun epi kounye a l ap ekri yon liv pou paran
sou kesyon disiplin.
Èske-w gen enkyetid sou jan yon timoun:
TANDE?
JAN-L PALE?
JAN-L WÈ?
JAN-L MACHE?
JAN-L KONPÒTE LI?
JAN-L AP APRANN?
SI REPONS LAN SE “WI”
EPI timoun nan ant enn an a 5 an…
Gen pwogram ki fèt pou timoun ki
andikape nan nivo lekòl matènèl.
Tout sèvis sa-yo la, paran ka jwenn-yo gratis.
Rele 754-321-2204
Se biwo “Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)”
Òganizasyon ki ede timoun ki pote non Angle CHILD FIND
Men timoun ki kalifye pou sèvis sa-yo:
timoun ki gen pwoblèm pale ak sa ki gen
difikilte aprann pale; timoun ki devlope
nan ta, timoun ki gen maladi otis,
timoun ki soud ak sa ki difisil pou yo
tande, timoun ki pa ka wè byen, timoun
ki pa ka fè tout mouvman ak kò yo,
timoun ki pa finn dwat nan tèt.
CHILD FIND
Department of Exceptional Student Education
CHILD FIND bay tout sèvis sa yo:
Konsiltasyon gratis pou wè si yon timoun gen pwoblèm pale, si-l gen pwoblèm aprann
pale, si gen manm nan kò li ki pa mache byen, si-l gen pwoblèm wè, tande, ak aprann.
Enfòmasyon sou lòt kalite pwogram nan kominote-a pou timoun ki nan klas matènèl
ki andikape oubyen ki gen kèk difikilte.
Konsèy pwofesyonèl pou paran.
Nan bibliyotèk sant sa a: “Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System
(FDLRS)”, yo prete paran ki gen timoun ki andikape oubyen timoun ki gen kèk
difikilte materyèl sa yo: liv videyo ak materyèl ki ede paran aprann.
Manm Komisyon Lekòl Leta nan Broward County, Florida Benjamin J. Williams, Chair • Beverly A. Gallagher, Vice Chair
Carole L. Andrews • Robin Bartleman • Darla L. Carter • Maureen S. Dinnen • Stephanie Arma Kraft, Esq. • Robert D. Parks, Ed.D.
Marty Rubinstein • Dr. Frank Till, Sipèentandan
Komisyon Lekòl Leta nan Broward County, Florida, defann pou gen oken règleman ki ta fè yo diskrimine kont yon moun swa poutèt laj li, koulè li, jan li andikape, si li se
fi oubyen gason, peyi kote yon moun soti, si moun nan rich oubyen si l pòv, ras li, relijyon li, oubyen oryantasyon seksyèl li. Moun ki ta vle fè pwosè poutèt yo diskrimine
kont yo kapab telefone direktè biwo sa a “Equal Educational Opportunities” nan 754-321-2150 oubyen moun ki soud ak sa ki bèbè ki gen aparèy espesyal TTY pou
telefone, kapab telefone nan nimewo sa a 754-321-2158. Moun ki andikape k ap fè demann pou yo ede yo dapre Ak sou moun ki andikape yo rele ADA a, kapab telefone
Biwo ki regle koze egalite nan afè edikasyon nan nimewo sa a 754-321-2150, moun ki gen aparèy TTY telefone 754-321-2158.
www.browardschools.com
Prepare pou lekòl:
Se PA sèlman konnen ABC ak 123
Timoun preskolè ki kapab resite alfabè a epi ki ka konte rive sou 10, se
sèten yo fè kè paran, kè gran paran, ak kè moun ki okipe timoun
kontan. Men malgre jan demonstrasyon akademik sa yo bay kè kontan,
moun pa ta dwe konsidere yo kòm sèl bagay ki montre yon timoun
pare pou lekòl. Prepare pou lekòl vle di pi plis toujou. Rechèch ap ede
nou konprann sa “pi plis” sa a vle di.
Kèk gwoup espè analize prèv ki montre yon timoun pare pou li patisipe
avèk siksè nan aktivite aprantisaj lè li antre lekòl. Konsil Nasyonal
Rechèch ak Enstiti Medsin (ann angle, “National Research Council and
Institute of Medicine”) te konvoke yon gwoup ki gen save ki fè rechèch
ak edikatè ladan. Panèl pou kèk bi edikasyon nasyonal (ann angle,
“National Education Goals Panel”) te konvoke yon lòt gwoup, tou de
gwoup sa yo te rive bay prèske menm rezilta yo.
Rechèch panèl sa yo te analize a konfime: pandan sa enpòtan pou
timoun piti enterese nan aprann alfabè a ak nimewo yo, gen lòt aspè
nan lavi yo ki ka enfliyanse s yo pral bay lè yo antre lekòl: si yo pral
byen travay oubyen si yo pa pral byen travay. Ki aspè sa yo? “Panèl
pou kèk bi edikasyon nasyonal” la idantifye senk:
• Byennèt fizik ak devlopman mouvman
kò a fè
Si timoun yo an sante, si yo al kay doktè regilyèman, si yo gen bon
kowòdinasyon pou laj yo (tankou si yo byen sèvi ak men yo ak pye yo),
epi si yo pa an kontak ak pwodui ki toksik (tankou penti ki gen plon), yo
deja pran devan nan kapasite yo pou yo aprann.
• Devlopman sosyal ak devlopman emosyonèl
Timoun plis kapab adapte ak lekòl si yo ka fòme relasyon pozitif ak
granmoun ansanm ak timoun, si yo konnen pou yo tann tou pa yo ak ki
jan pou yo kolabore, epi si yo konprann emosyon lòt moun epi tou si
yo ka konprann ak esprime pwòp emosyon pa yo.
• Men kèk apwòch sou kesyon aprann
Anvi aprann, kiryozite sou ki sa ki fè bagay mache ak pèsistans nan
travay yap fè, se bagay ki fè timoun byen ekipe pou zafè aprann lekòl.
• Devlopman langaj
Timoun ki gen enpe konpreyansyon sou lang yo pale ak sa edikatè yo
rele “alfabetizasyon an devlopman,” ap gen yon bon baz pou lekti ak
ekriti. Nan keksyon langaj la gen koute, pale, ak vokabilè. Nan
alfabetizasyon an devlopman an gen bagay tankou fè son mache ak lèt;
konprann istwa yo gen kòmansamn, mitan, ak finisman; epi tou konnen
lide ka parèt nan desen, nan fòm ki sanble ak lèt alfabè yo oubyen nan
lèt alfabè yo menm.
• Fakilte pou konnen ak konsesans jeneral
Timoun ap pi byen akòde ak fason pou reflechi yo pral bezwen lekòl si
yo deja konnen kèk bagay sou sa moun kapab fè avèk kèk bagay an
patikilyè (pa egzanp dlo ka bouyi pou fè te, li ka jele pou fè kib glas) ak
si yo ka remake resanblans, diferans, ak rasanbleman lè yap gade
DEVLOPMAN
72
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
bagay, evennman (pa egzanp polis, ponpye ak doktè se moun k ap ede
kominote a, men yo chak nan fason pa yo). Men wi, timoun ka avanse
pi byen lekòl si yo abitye ak fòm, relasyon pozisyon, lide sou nimewo
ak lèt alfabè a.
Anpil timoun deja pa gen avantaj ak apsè sa yo nan preparasyon yo pou
lekòl. Kapasite kèk timoun pou yo aprann deja an kontrarye paske swa
yo te an kontak ak penti ki gen plon, oswa paske yo gen kèk andikap ki
aji sou devlopman aprantisaj yo. Kèk lòt timoun ap grandi nan kay ki
“pòv nan langaj” oubyen nan kay kote paran ki gen pwoblèm yo ap fè
vye remak pou refoule kiryozite natirèl timoun yo.
Enfòmasyon yo dekouvri nan rechèch sou devlopman timoun ak
edikasyon timoun piti ka sèvi kòm resous ke gen anpil valè pou
kominote yo k ap chache kòmanse oswa ogmante efò yo sou
preparasyon timoun pou lekòl yon fason pou yo ka diminye kantite
timoun ki ka gen pwoblèm aprann lekòl.
Antouka, sa nan pi bon enterè tout moun pou asire tout timoun nan
Etazini gen chans pou yo aprann lè yo antre nan pòt yon lekòl pou
lapremyè fwa. ■
©2002 Child Trends
Martha J. Zaslow, Ph.D., se Prezidan Rechèch epi Tamara G. Halle, Ph.D., se
Administratè depatman devlopman aprantisaj timoun piti nan sant “Child Trends.”
“Child Trends” se yon sant rechèch endepandan epi ki pa manm okenn pati politik; li
devwe pou amelyore lavi timoun ak fanmi yo nan fè rechèch ak founi enfòmasyon ki
baze sou lasyans bay piblik la ansanm ak moun ki la pou pran desizyon yo.
Atik sa a baze anpil sou rapò yon rechèch “Child Trends” te fè; rechèch sa a rele:
“Prepare timoun pou lekòl: Fason pou ede kominote yo prepare timoun yo pou
lekòl epi tou prepare lekòl yo pou timoun yo.” Si nenpòt moun ta vle kòmande
oswa pran yon kopi rapò sa a nan òdinatè epi pou jwenn plis enfòmasyon sou
“Child Trends,” ale nan sit entèneèt sant la nan www.childtrends.org.
Se pa lòt bagay se "sentòm apre akouchman"
Apre akouchman se bèl plezi, gen anpil kèk kontan. Men, chak ane nan
peyi Etazini, apeprè 400.000 manman ki fèk akouche fè fas a yon seri
sentòm fizik ak sentòm emosyonèl. Sentòm yo ka gen move konsekans
sou sante mantal manman an epi apre sa yo ka gen konsekans sou
kwasans ak devlòpman pitit li a.
tankou yon kriz kadyak se de sentòm yo plis rapòte bay doktè. Lòt
maladi enkyetid ki ka dezoryante yon manman ki fenk akouche se yon
maladi yo rele twoub obsesyonèl konpilsif ki mache ak refleksyon
derezone (obsesyon) ak konpòtman repete (konpilsyon) manman an fè
nan yon efò pou li konbat yon laperèz ki pèsistan. Eta estrès ki parèt
apre yon gwo chòk konn lakòz medam yo soufri memwa anvayisan apati
kochma ak vizyon sou chòk lontan oubyen chòk ki fenk fèt; kòm
konsekans, bagay sa yo konn lakòz manman an evite moun, li fache,
oubyen li vin twò veyatif konsènan tibebe a.
Konsekans chanjman rapid nan òmòn ki fèt pandan medam yo ap
akouche e tousuit apre akouchman an, anpil fwa yo konn lakòz medam
yo gen sa yo rele ‘sentòm apre akouchman’ a oswa ‘depresyon
manman’. Fason yon moun ka remake depresyon sa a, se chanjman
nan tanperaman manman an 3 a 5
jou apre akouchman epi ki kòmanse
estabilize apre kèk semèn. Jiska 80%
Ou pa pou kont ou.
manman ki fenk akouche konn santi
Se pa ou menm pou yo bay tò.
sentòm chanjman sa yo. Dabitid,
chanjman tanperaman sa yo pa rete
Sansasyon ou genyen yo, se toutbon.
pou lontan, yo pa merite tretman.
Sa se yon maladi yo kab trete.
Genyen sis bagay nan anviwònman
manman an ki kapab ogmante oubyen
diminye posiblite pou l vin gen nenpòt
nan twoub pòspatoum sa yo. Anpil fwa,
moun kapab evite maladi pòspatoum
nan. Lè yo detekte sa byen bonè sa
pèmèt doktè aji byen vit epi sa kapab bay
bon rezilta pou manman an a ak pitit li.
Malerezman, pou apeprè 10% a 20%
medam yo, gen sentòm grav ki dire
Premye etap nan diminye depresyon
Gen moun ki ka ede epi gen espwa.
plis epi ki devlope an sa yo rele
manman se fè edikasyon pou medam yo,
depresyon pòspatoum (DPP)
pou fanmi medam yo epi pou doktè
(depresyon apre akouchman). DPP a
medam yo. Met sou sa, malgre pi fò
se yon fòm maladi depresyon ki grav. Se yon gwo gwo pwoblèm sante
pedyat pa trete manman timoun y ap suiv yo, men lè yo okouran ki
piblik doktè ak moun ki travay nan domèn sante pa fin byen rekonèt epi
kantite ka depresyon apre akouchman ki ka genyen nan popilasyon an,
yo pa trete sa byen. Poutèt medam ki soufri DPP yo, anpil fwa yo pa
epi lè yo okouran tout bagay ki ka fè medam yo fè depresyon, lè yo
konprann sentòm yo santi yo epi yo santi yo wont daprezavwa yo pa
okouran siy ak sentòm maladi a, sa ap pèmèt yo poze manman tibebe y
kapab gen ‘kè kontan’ jan lòt moun panse yo ta dwe genyen. Yo
ap trete yo kesyon yo dwe poze yo sou jan y ap boule.
kontinye ap soufri an silans san yo pa al chache swen kay doktè.
Yon lòt posiblite obstetrik jinekològ yo, pedyat yo, e menm doktè
Gen yon maladi grav ki ra yo rele sikoz pòspatoum. Sou chak 1000
premye swen yo genyen, se pou yo toujou fè tès pou yo depiste sentòm
manman, maladi sa a ka aji sou yon manman sèlman. Kèk manman
depresyon ak sentòm enkyetid. Gen anpil avantaj nan sèvi ak aparèy
konn ap reve je klè, sa vle di yo wè bagay ki pa egziste toutbon. Epi yo
depistaj paske li rapid epi li fasil epi yo gen tan apwouve li kapab detekte
vin pèdi tèt yo, sa y ap fè yo pa dwat epi yo vin gen yon maladi mantal.
sentòm depresyon ak/oubyen sentòm enkyetid. Doktè yo ak malad yo ka
Maladi sa a fè yo mefye moun paske yo panse gen moun k ap pèsekite
santi yo pi alèz pou yo pale de sa medam yo santi a, lè yo sèvi ak aparèy
yo. Konsekans sa yo ka lakòz manman yo fè dega tankou abi sou
depistaj la pou yo kapab ouvè dyalòg la.
timoun, touye tèt yo oubyen touye tibebe a. Se sa k fè yo mete maladi a
nan kategori ijans sikyatrik ki mande pou doktè aji tousuit sou ka a.
Men bon nouvèl la: tretman konn reyisi! Medikaman ak/oubyen tretman
sikoterapi efikas anpil nan tretman ka depresyon ak enkyetid. Gwoup
Maladi depresyon pòspatoum gen plizyè pati ‘biyopsikososyal’ ladann.
sipò se yon akseswa ki bon anpil pou mache ak yon plan tretman
Fi soufri sentòm biyolojik tankou: afeblisman oubyen fatig, deranjman
medikal ak sikolojik. Mesaj ki pi enpòtan ou kapab bay yon fi ki ap soufri
nan somèy oubyen nan apeti, oubyen tèt fèmal, doulè lestomak,
ak youn nan maladi sa yo se di li “Ou pa pou kont ou. Se pa ou menm
oubyen batmannkè. Men kèk reyaksyon sikolojik: manman an vin ap
pou yo bay tò. Sansasyon ou genyen yo, se toutbon. Sa se yon
kriye plis oswa li pi fasil pou l nève, li santi l tris epi l santi l pa gen
maladi yo kab trete. Gen moun ki ka ede epi gen espwa.”
espwa. Li chanje tanperaman tanzantan. Li pa konn ki jan pou l boule
ak pwoblèm yo oswa li santi pwoblèm yo twòp pou li. Manman an pè
Gwoup travay sou afè depresyon manman nan Brawòd ki rele “The
rete pou kont li, oswa move lide pase nan tèt li. Li anvi fè tibebe a
Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal Depression Task Force”
ditò, li anvi fè moun ki rete avè la ditò oswa li anvi fè tèt li ditò. Men
prepare yon aparèy depistaj yo sèvi lè y ap resevwa malad yo. Ou kapab
kèk aspè sosyal maladi sa a: manman an pa pran swen tèt li byen, li
resevwa yon kopi tès depistaj sa a, ansanm ak lòt bwochi ak yon
pa enterese nan tibebe a ase oswa li trakase tèt li twòp pou tibebe a,
dokiman Gid resous sou depresyon manman; kontakte òganizasyon
li pa pran plezi ankò nan aktivite li te renmen anvan yo, li rale kò l
Healthy Start la nan (954) 563-7583 oubyen ale sou entènèt nan sit wèb
sou moun epi li izole tèt li, oubyen li pa gen kapasite pou li reflechi
sa a www.browardhealthystart.org. ■
oswa pou li pran desizyon.
Met sou maladi depresyon pòspatoum nan, anpil fi soufri divès maladi
enkyetid ki vin pou kont yo oubyen ki mache ak depresyon. Akouchman
se yon gwo gwo chanjman nan lavi yon manman, sa kab ogmante
chans pou l fè maladi twoub panik. Pami maladi sa yo gen: manman ki
pè pèdi kontwòl, gen tèt vire, boufe chalè ak san frèt, sa yo fè konnen
depresyon pòspatoum nan konplike. Men, doulè lestomak ak sansasyon
Moun ki fè nou jwenn atik sa a se Marcia Pinck nan Mental Health Association nan
Brawòd Konnti. Se li ki prezidan gwoup travay sou afè depresyon manman nan
Brawòd ki rele “Broward Healthy Start Coalition’s Maternal Depression Task Force” e
nou kapab kontakte li nan (954) 746-2055.
SANTE & SEKIRITE
www.earlycareguide.com
73
Bay timoun tete oubyen ba yo bibwon:
Ki sa ki pi bon ni pou wou ni pou timoun nan Doktè Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H. Pedyatri
Deside si pou w bay pitit ou tete oubyen si pou ba l bibwon se premye
desizyon w ap gen pou pran pou tibebe w la epi se li k ap pi enpòtan.
Ozetazini kounye a plis pase 60% manman pitit bay tibebe yo tete, valè
a ap ogmante. Pandan ou ansent pran yon ti tan pou w ranseye w sou
afè bay tete, reflechi sou sa, epi pale ak lòt moun sou sa. Gen anpil
bagay ki ka afekte desizyon w – pèsonalite ou, sante ou, lide ou genyen
sou kò ou; atitid moun k ap viv avè w la, atitid zanmi ak fanmi w yo;
konsèy doktè w ba wou; sitiyasyon nan travay ou ak kote ou abite a; epi
valè enfòmasyon ak sipò ou genyen. W ap fè chwa pou bay tete oubyen
pou w bay bibwon dapre sa ou panse k ap pi bon pou pitit ou.
doktè w anvan, paske gen kèk nan medikaman sa yo ki ka pa bon pou
tibebe a.
Malgre se wou ki sous prensipal manje pou pitit ou a, lòt moun tankou
mari ou, paran ou, oubyen kote ou bay gade timoun nan ka ede w bay
timoun nan manje tou. Ou kab chwazi pou w bay pitit ou a lèt nan tete
sèlman oubyen ou gen dwa ba l fòmila tou. Kou tibebe w la kòmanse
gen de a twa semenn epi tout bagay anfòm nan kesyon bay tete a, ou
kab eseye bay pitit ou yon bibwon lèt tete oubyen fòmila. Ou ka ponpe
lèt tete a ak men w oubyen ak yon ponp, epi ou kab konsève lèt lan nan
frijidè pou 48 èd tan oubyen nan frizè pou 3 mwa.
Bay timoun tete
Bay timoun tete se fason ki pi ansyen epi ki pi natirèl pou bay timoun
manje. Save nan afè sante ak nitrisyon, yo tout dakò lèt manman se
manje ki pi bon pou sante tibebe. Dapre etid ki fèt men ki avantaj ki
genyen nan bay timoun tete:
Lèt manman se meyè manje pou tibebe. Li byen balanse ak vitamin,
ak grès ak pwoteyin ki enpòtan pou dijesyon tibebe, pou devlopman kò
yo, ak devlopman sèvo yo.
Pa bliye, si w retounen al travay ou kab kontinye ap bay timoun nan
tete nan lè ou pa al travay yo. Tete ou ap ajiste jan li fè lèt la, lè w al
travay tete a ap fè mwens lèt epi lè ou avèk timoun nan tete a ap fè plis
lèt. Si w bezwen yon kote pou w ponpe lèt nan sen ou pandan ou nan
travay ak yon kote pou w konsève lèt la, pale sa ak patwon ou.
Lèt manman gen antikò ki pwoteje tibebe pou yo pa malad. Timoun
ki nan tete pa gen grip fasil, yo pa gen enfeksyon nan zòrèy, nemoni, ak
dyare fasil.
Si w pè pou moun pa gade w, ou pa bezwen fatige tèt ou, gen anpil
fason yon moun gen dwa bay tete san l pa mete tout tete li nan lari –
gen plizyè pozisyon, gen rad espesyal, oubyen yo kapab kouvri tèt
tibebe a ak yon chal. Ou pa dwe wont, angiz ou dwe fyè de tèt ou paske
w ap fè yon bagay ki bon anpil ni pou wou, ni pou pitit ou.
Timoun ki nan tete pa fasil gen alèji.
Bay tibebe bibwon
Timoun ki nan tete pa pran twòp pwa.
Gen kèk fi ki pa ka bay tete epi gen kèk ki pa vle bay tete. Bay timoun
bibwon se yon fason pou bay timoun manje ki bon pou sante yo tou.
Konpayi k ap fè fòmila yo ap devlope nouvo fòmila ki gen prèske menm
vitamin ak lèt manman. Men kèk konsèy sou kouman ou ka bay tibebe
bibwon yon fason ki bon pou sante yo:
Timoun ki nan tete gen bèl opòtinite pou yo pre manman yo, pou yo
santi chalè kò manman yo, pou yo vin abitye ak manman yo epi pou
manman yo abitye ak yo.
Lè manman bay pitit yo tete sa ede yo reprann fòm yo, epi sa fè yo
gen mwens chans pou yo gen kansè nan tete.
Bay tete pa koute chè, sa fasil pou fèt, epi pa gen danje nan sa – lèt
timoun nan toujou pare, valè a toujou egzat epi tanperati lèt la toujou
egzat; epi ou pa bezwen fatige tèt ou nan achte fòmila, melanje li, chofe
li, epi mete an konsèv pou l pa gate. Plis ou bay pitit ou tete, se plis lèt
tete w ap fè. Bay tete bon sitou pou leswa ak lè w ap soti.
Majorite manman bay tete san pwoblèm. Plis tan ou fè ap bay pitit ou
tete, plis li pi an sante. Save yo rekòmande pou manman bay pitit yo
tete pou yon ane oubyen plis pase sa. Men kèlkeswa valè tete ou bay
yon timoun sa bon pou sante l. Men kèk konsèy ki ka ede moun bay
tete pi fasil:
Aprann diferan pozisyon pou bay tete yo epi eseye yo. Gen de fwa
tibebe kon pran tete a tousuit, men kèk fwa sa pran yo yon ti tan pou
yo vin abitye. Aprann kouman pou w bay tete nan men enfimyè lopital
la yo epi asire ou konfòtab nan bay tete anvan w mennen tibebe a la
lakay li. Si w gen kèk difikilte pou bay pitit ou tete, gen kote ki ka ede
w– kontakte doktè ou, enfimyè yo, oubyen kèk òganizasyon nan
kominote a (Tcheke sit wèb sa: www.breastfeeding.com oubyen
www.lalecheleague.org).
Pran swen tèt ou. Bwè anpil likid, manje byen, kontinye pran vitamin
ou te konn pran anvan akouchman an, epi repoze byen repoze – kò ap
travay pou l fè lèt. Pa pran okenn medikaman toutotan ou pa tcheke ak
SANTE & SEKIRITE
74
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Mande doktè w ki kalite fòmila pou bay pitit ou. Gen plizyè kalite epi gen
lèt bèf tou ak lèt soy. Toujou sèvi ak fòmila ki fòtifye ak vitamin fè - tibebe w
la bezwen fè pou l ka grandi.
Toujou suiv esplikasyon yo bay sou kouman ou dwe prepare fòmila a, ki
se fòmila an poud, kit se fòmila konsantre, ki se fòmila ki tou pare pou
bwè. Toujou sèvi ak dlo pwòp, bibwon ki pwòp ak tetin bibwon ki pwòp.
Pa mete sereyal nan bibwon timoun nan – sa ka trangle pitit ou epi sa ka
fè l pi vit gen pwoblèm ak sistèm dijesyon li ak alèji nan sa l manje.
Pa chofe boutèy la nan mikwo onn – lèt la ka vin twò cho epi li ka boule
pitit ou a. Ou kab chofe lèt la anba dlo cho k ap sot nan tiyo a oubyen sou
dife nan yon chodyè ki gen dlo. Souke bibwon an byen souke epi teste
tanperati lèt la anvan w bay pitit ou bibwon an.
Toujou kenbe bibwon an lè w ap bay pitit ou manje. Pa janm lage bibwon
an oubyen mete pitit ou dòmi ak bibwon an nan bouch li – sa ka fè l
trangle, sa ka gate dan li, epi sa ka ba l enfeksyon nan zòrèy. Kenbe pitit ou
pre w, gade li, pale avè l ak anpil lanmou lè w ap ba l bibwon.
Kèlkeswa sa ou chwazi a, pa bliye lè ou bay tibebe w manje yon fason ki
bon pou sante li ak yon fason ki montre ou renmen li sa ap ede l devlope
santiman ki pozitif pou tout vi li epi sa ap fè l gen bon jan relasyon avè ou
epi ak manje. ■
Bay timoun tete oubyen ba yo bibwon: Ki sa ki pi bon ni pou wou ni pou timoun nan
Doktè Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, M.D., M.P.H. Pedyatri, ekri atik sa Konpayi sa a bay
pèmisyon l pou sèvi ak atik sa a: Fisher-Price, Inc., East Aurora, New York 14052.
Pwoteksyon nan
Chèz pou Bebe
nan Machin
Pou ki sa m dwe itilize chèz
pou bebe nan machin bebe?
Lalwa nan tout 50 Eta yo ak lòt teritwa ameriken, tankou DC, PR
deklare yo dwe kondi tibebe ak timoun nan bon jan kousen sekirite jouk
yo vin gen laj pou yo chita nòmal epi pase senti sekirite.
• Aksidan kolizyon machin se youn nan kòz ki plis mennen lanmò
timoun ant 1 ak 5 an nan peyi Etazini, e si nou sèvi ak chèz pou bebe
nan machin yo kòrèkteman, sa kapab sove lavi anpil timoun.
• Nan yon kolizyon oswa nan frennen bridsoukou, yon granmoun ki pa
t pase senti sekirite l epi ki kenbe yon bebe kapab fè bebe
al frape nan vit machin nan, oswa sou dach machin nan.
• Yon kolizyon ki fèt ant machin ki t ap woule a 30-MPH, yon bebe 10
liv kapab chape nan bra yon granmoun ak yon fòs 200 liv,
pou l al frape nan dach la oswa nan vit devan an. Pèsonn pa gen
ase fòs pou kenbe yon timoun sere nan yon kolizyon kon sa.
Ki lè pou m itilize yon kousen pou bebe?
• Chèz pou bebe nan machin yo, gen dwa se yon ti boukliye oswa yo
gen dwa plase nan menm pozisyon ak senti sekirite a.
• Timoun ki pi gran yo kapab mete senti sekirite machin nan, depi pati
senti a ki pase devan vant li a rete ba epi l al pase sou hanch li san l
pa monte sou lestomak li, epi pati senti ki pou zepòl la pa pase ni
devan vizaj li ni anfas kou li.
• Timoun ki gen bezwen espesyal, tankou sila yo ki gen pwoblèm fizik,
yo kab bezwen dispozisyon sekirite espesyal. Kontakte doktè timoun
nan oswa terapis li pou kab konnen ki jan n ap fè sa.
Prekosyon
• Asire w ou byen tache kousen sekirite a, ou mete klips yo nan plas yo
ak bann yo ki byen pase kòrèkteman dapre gwosè pitit ou a. Gen anpil
kousen ki bay plizyè pozisyon pou boukle yo.
• Pa janm itilize yon pousèt oswa chèz woulant nan plas kousen
machin nan.
• Sèvi ak kousen pou bebe a toutan, nan chak vwayaj.
• Pa janm itilize yon kousen konpresè ou sèvi lakay, ni zòrye oswa anyè
telefòn pou bay yon timoun wotè nan machin.
• Pa fè gwo erè sa a pou w chèz pou bebe nan machin nan sèlman sou
otowout yo ak lè w ap fè yon vwayaj ki long. Pi fò kolizyon ki fèt pase
nan yon distans anviwon 25 mil pa rapò a lakay ou.
• Lè gen yon ijans, nenpòt ki dispozisyon pi bon pase okenn
dispozisyon ditou.
• Si pitit ou pral nan machin ak zanmi, paran oswa moun ki gade
timoun nan, asire w yo byen mete chèz pou bebe nan machin nan epi
yo sèvi avè l chak fwa yo gen timoun nan machin nan.
• Si kousen sekirite bebe w la te nan machin pandan yon kolizyon, ou
dwe ranplase l, menm si l parèt li nan yon bon eta. Domaj yon
kolizyon fè ki pa parèt kapab kase yon kousen machin byen kase.
Ak ki kalte chèz pou bebe nan machin mwen
dwe sèvi?
• Timoun piti ki pa peze plis pase 20 liv, yo ta dwe fè fas yo gade dèyè
nan kousen sekirite espesyal yo ye a (yon kousen ou kab vire devan
dèyè pou timoun piti epi fas nòmal pou timoun ki pi gran).
• Timoun ki peze ant 20 ak 40 liv, yo ta dwe mete yo fas devan
nan chèz pou bebe nan machin nan oswa nan lòt sistèm pou mete
yo chita.
• Timoun ki vin twò gran pou chèz pou bebe nan machin, se pou yo
mete yo nan lòt kalite chèz pou bebe nan machin jiskaske yo vin ase
gran pou ka pase senti sekirite a kòmsadwa.
• Ou dwe asire w ou gen yon kopi tout
rekòmandasyon ki genyen pou chèz
pou bebe nan machin ki egzat ak sa
ou gen nan machin ou. Ofisye pou
sekirite otowout Eta ou oswa
bibliyotèk piblik kapab ede w
jwenn adrès fabrikan an si ou pa
kab jwenn li.
• Ranpli kat anrejistreman ki vin ak
nouvo chèz pou bebe nan machin
ou achte a, epi voye l tounen, yon
fason pou fabrikan an kapab
kontakte w si li ta gen pou l
retounen yon apèl ou te fè l. ■
• Pa janm kite timoun yo mete pati senti a ki dwe ale sou zepòl la anba
bra yo.
SANTE & SEKIRITE
www.earlycareguide.com
75
Pou nan
tèt ki pa
mouri fasil
NAN TÈT
TIMOUN NAN
LEKÒL NOU YO
Se Lidia Serrano, CRI, ki ekri atik sa a
Anpil fanmi ki gen timoun piti ak anpil granmoun pa
rive jwenn bon rezilta ak tretman yo fè pou pou yo gen
nan tèt yo omwen yon fwa. Gen plizyè rezon ki fè
medikaman anpil moun abitye pran pa rive ba yo bon
rezilta kounye a. Se espè ki fè rechèch sou sa toupatou
sou latè a ak espè ki nan “Lice Cleanique”, nan Delray
Beach, ak “Lice Source” nan “Plantation” ki di sa (tou
de klinik sa yo se klinik ki espesyalize nan fè tretman
pou moun ki gen pou nan tèt epi wete pou nan tèt
moun). Youn nan pi gwo rezon ki fè pwodui yo sèvi yo
pa mache ankò se paske pou yo vin devlope yon
rezistans kont pwodui sa yo Pèmetrenn ak Piretin. Se 2
pwodui ki sèvi sèlman pou mete kontwòl sou pou nan
tèt. Gen dokiman yo pibliye nan Achiv Dèmatoloji nan
jounal “American Medical Journal” ki apiye dekouvèt sa
a, yo fè nan klinik nan Sid Florid yo.
Pou nan tèt kab antre sou moun tout laj, men timoun ki lekòl ak sa ki
nan gadri pi vit gen pou poutèt jan yo jwe depre ak lòt timoun. Yo konn
sèvi ak menm chapo, menm aparèy pou koute nan zòrèy yo, menm
peny ak menm bwòs pou bwose tèt yo, menm sak de kouchaj, menm
bèt boure ak menm rad. Pwoblèm pou nan tèt la kab si tèlman gaye
fasil nan tèt timoun ki nan pre-eskolè ak timoun ki nan laj al lekòl, lekòl
yo kon sètoblije òganize kèk klinik espesyal pou kontwole pwoblèm pou
nan tèt timoun nan. Timoun yo jwenn ki gen pou nan tèt yo, yo pa kite
yo tounen lekòl jiskaske yo fè yon tretman pedikilisid pou yo epi yo
wete ze pou yo nèt nan tèt yo.
Dapre sa yo konnen, pou pa trasmèt maladi ki sot sou yon moun al nan
kò yon lòt moun. Lè yon moun twò grate kote pou mòde l sa ka fè kote
a vin enfekte ak bakteri ki vin fè po moun nan vin wouj epi sansib. Pou
kèk timoun kote ki irite a pa twò grav; pou kèk lòt timoun sa ka pi
SANTE & SEKIRITE
76
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
konplike, yo ka vin gen yon gratèl ak kwout sou li epi li ka bay yon odè.
Se pa yon bagay ki anòmal si timoun nan vin gen gòj anfle. Si doktè
pitit ou a panse timoun nan geyen gòj anfle, li kab trete enfeksyon an ak
yon antibyotik pou l pran pa bouch.
Gen 4 etap enpòtan pou kontwole pou nan tèt:
1 Sèvi ak yon bon medikaman (suiv esplikasyon medikaman yo
byen) epi sèvi ak medikaman yo lè w wè yon pou ki anvi oubyen lè
w wè ze pou yo.
2 Meyè fason pou wete pou nan tèt se lè w penyen tèt la chak jou
pandan 9 jou ak yon peny ki fèt espesyalman pou sa. Menm lè
travay la fèt byen, ou kab rate kèk ti pòch ze; se pou sa ou dwe
pase peny nan tèt la pandan 9 jou.
3 Pase aspiratè nan kay la pou wete pou ak ze pou nan kay la epi
lave rad ak dra ou sèvi yo pandan 9 jou;.
4 Tcheke tèt tout moun nan kay la pou wè si yo pa gen pou epi fè
tretman pou tout sa ki gen pou yo an menm tan. ■
4. Mande
Li trè enpòtan pou granmoun kap okipe ti
moun w yo genyen konesans ak
eksperyans pou ba yo bon jan kalite sèvis
gadri. Poze kestyon sou vi ak eksperyans
tout ekip anplwaye yo, ki vle di menm direktè
pwogram yo, asistan pwofesè yo, pwofesè yo
ak nenpòt lòt granmoun ki va rantre an kontak ak
pitit w lakay li oswa nan sant lan.
5. Rete enfòme
Chèche konnen ki efò kap fèt nan kominote w lan
pou amelyore kalite gadri yo. Èske moun
responsab gade ti moun w yo patisipe nan aktivite
pou amelyore kalite yo?
6. Chwazi
Konsidere chwa w yo: Sant gadri yo, sant gadri
familyal nan kay prive yo, pwogram “Head Start”,
Pwogram Preparasyon Pou Lekòl Anvan Jaden
Danfan, Pwogram pou laj lekòl ak Kan Dete yo.
7. Rele
Kouman pou chwazi
bon kalite gadri
pou ti moun
Koumanse pa vizite divès pwogram edikatif ak gadri yo. Nan chak vizit,
reflechi sou premye enpresyon sa te fè sou w epi:
1. Gade
• Èske lokal la sanble li byen sekirize pou pitit w an?
• Èske anplwaye yo ak pwofesè yo sanble yo renmen pale epi jwe
ak ti moun yo?
• Èske yo bese menm wotè ak ti moun lan pou pale avèk li?
• Èske genyen anpil jwèt ak materyo edikatif anba men ti moun yo?
2. Koute
• Ki son w tande ki sòti nan lokal gadri an?
• Èske sou vwa ti moun yo w santi yo kontan epi yap patisipe nan
aktivite yo?
• Epi kouman vwa pwofesè yo ye? Èske w tande kè yo kontan epi
yo byen kalm epi yo gen pasyans?
• Yon lokal ki twò kalm gen dwa vle di yo pa fè ase aktivite.
• Yon lokal ki genyen twòp bwi gen dwa vle di li manke sou kontwòl.
Anvan w pran desizyon final sou youn nan pwogram yo, rele pou
tcheke si sant la pa janm genyen anken kontravansyon pou vyolasyon
kòd lwa yo epi si se wi, ki sa kontravansyon sa yo ye.
Konsidere opsyon nou yo
Men sa ki pou premye kestyon w, "Ki kalite sèvis gadri pitit mwen plis
bezwen?” Genyen divès kalite pwogram andeyò lakay nou epi chak ofri
sèten benefis:
Sant gadri ti moun yo
Sa se sèvis gadri epi aktivite edikatif ke yo ofri yon gwoup ti moun
nan yon lokal ki pa menm ak lakay yo epi ki kapab akomode pliske
senk ti moun.
Gadri nan kay prive
Sa se sèvis gadri epi aktivite edikatif ke yo ofri yon gwoup ti moun
nan yon lokal ki pa menm ak lakay yo epi ki kapab akomode pliske senk
ti moun.
“Head Start” & Pwogram preparasyon pou lekòl anvan
jaden danfan
Pwogram sa yo disponib pou ti moun ki nan fanmi ki fè ti lajan ak
oubyen ti moun ki genyen sèten bezwen espesyal yo. Pwogram yo
dabitid chita nan kanpis yon lekòl oswa nan yon sant kominotè epitou li
dabitid sou menm orè ak ane eskolè an.
Gadri ti moun laj lekòl
Sa se pwogram pou ti moun 5 an daj jiska 12 an daj pandan yo pa sou
lè lekòl. Sant sa yo gen dwa nan lekòl yo, sant gadri yo, sant gadri nan
kay prive yo, òganizasyon jenès yo ak òganizasyon relijye yo.
3. Konte
Kan dete yo
Konte chak kantite ti moun ki genyen nan chak gwoup, apre konte ki
kantite anplwaye ki responsab chak gwoup. Li deja klè ke si chak
granmoun genyen mwens ti moun, se plis atansyon pitit w an pral
resevwa. Yon ti kantite ti moun pou chak granmoun trè enpòtan sitou
pou ti bebe ak ti maymay yo.
Kan sa yo chita nan de kote piblik ak prive ki enkli konte yo ak
minisipalite yo. Li pa nesesè pou jwenn pèmi pou sa. ■
GADRI POU TIMOUN
www.earlycareguide.com
77
LIS POU TCHEKE
❏ Yo sèvi ak bon jan teknik disiplin pozitiv.
❏ Yo trete chak ti moun tankou moun.
❏ Anplwaye yo rekonfòte ti moun yo depi sa nesesè.
PATISIPASYON PARAN YO
❏ Paran yo gen dwa fè de vizit sipriz (règleman pòt ouvè toutan).
❏ Kominikasyon, echanj enfòmasyon ant paran ak anplwaye yo
toujou ouvè.
❏ Yo ankouraje patisipasyon paran yo.
❏ Yo avize paran yo si genyen yon aksidan ki rive.
PWOGRAM
❏ Orè jounalye poste kote pou yo wè li.
❏ Yo byen balanse tan pou jwèt aktif yo ak jwèt an silans yo.
❏ Aktivite yo byen baze dapre laj ti moun yo epi ranpli bezwen ti
moun yo (devlopman fizik, emosyonèl, sosyal).
❏ Divès kalite mizik jwe pandan jounen an.
❏ Ti moun yo jwenn tan pou yon moun li pou yo chak jou.
❏ Tan pou repo ak lasyès la rezonab.
SANTE AK SEKIRITE
❏ Non moun pou rele anka dijans yo nan dosye yo.
❏ Ekip anplwaye yo entrene nan bay premye swen ak (CPR)
Resisite Kè ak Poumon.
❏ Anplwaye yo kenbe bon jan ijèn (lave men yo anvan epi apre
chanjman kouchèt chak ti moun epi lè yo lave figi ti moun yo).
LIS DE BAZ POU TCHEKE NAN GADRI TIMOUN
❏ Anplwaye yo chanje gan plastik apre yo chanje kouchèt ti
moun yo.
❏ Pèmi yo kwoke kote pou yo wè li.
❏ Yo genyen pousantaj anplwaye egzijib pou kantite timoun yo.
❏ Règleman alekri yo disponib (menm règleman sou metòd
❏ Pwotèj pou kote yo chanje kouchèt yo an plastik ki pa pèse.
❏ Ti bebe ak Ti maymay yo kapab pwonmnen toupatou sal yo an
disiplin yo).
❏ Kantite ti moun nan gwoup yo ase pou pèmèt yo chak
jwenn atansyon.
❏ Lè ouvèti ak fèmti gadri an bon pou mwen.
❏ Anplwaye yo resevwa plis fòmasyon pase sa yo mande yo.
LAPARANS LOKAL LA
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Pyès la byen eklere, byen ge epi pwòp.
FÒMASYON YO AK DIPLÒM OSWA
SÈTIFIKASYON YO
❏ Ekip anplwaye yo patisipe nan plis fòmasyon ke sa ki egzijib yo.
❏ Pwofesè anchaj yo genyen diplòm inivèsitè nan edikasyon
anfanten oswa Sètifikasyon Child Development Associate
(CDA) a.
Gen ase plas pou aktivite ti moun yo.
Ti moun yo kapab ale chèche afè yo pou kont yo.
Genyen ase jwèt, penti yo, liv yo, eks. pou tout ti moun yo.
Ekipman yo (chèz yo, Tab yo, lavabo yo ak twalèt yo) fèt pou ti
moun epi yo nan bon kondisyon.
ANPLWAYE YO
❏ Anplwaye yo travay la depi yon ane oswa depi plizyè ane.
❏ Anplwaye yo sanble yo renmen travay la.
GADRI POU TIMOUN
78
tout sekirite.
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
❏ Yo gen sètifika nasyonal pou pwogram fòmèl pou okipe timoun.
❏ Konpayi sèvis gadri nan kay rezidansyèl yo genyen CDA a oswa
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) ki se
Asosiyasyon Nasyonal Gadri Familyal.
ENPRESYON AN JENERAL
❏
❏
❏
❏
Ti moun yo sanble kè yo kontan isit la.
Mwen ta santi mwen kè kal pou mwen kite pitit mwen la.
Si mwen te yon timoun kè mwen tap kontan isit la.
Gen yon anviwonnman lapè epi edikatif nan lokal sa a. ■
timoun chak anplwaye ka reskonsab epi ki preparasyon anplwaye yo
genyen? Ki kalite aktivite ou wè anplwaye yo ap fè ak timoun yo?
Tout elèv ap patisipe – Dabitid èske timoun ki andikape yo patisipe nan
pwogram nan tou? Konbyen ladan yo epi kouman yo fè yo patisipe?
Fanmi – Èske yo akeyi fanmi yo byen epi èske yo konsidere yo kòm
yon manm nan ekip yo a? Èske toujou gen kominikasyon souvan?
Èske yo bay kilti ak diferans etnik timoun yo enpòtans epi èske yo
respekte diferans sa yo?
Aktivite yo – Èske aktivite yo bon pou laj timoun yo epi èske yo prepare
aktivite pou chak timoun? Èske yo adapte aktivite yo pou chak timoun
ka patisipe?
Kourikoulòm ak egzamen – Ak ki kalite kourikoulòm yo sèvi epi ki
egzamen yo bay? Kouman yo teste timoun yo epi chak ki lè yo teste yo?
Chèche kote ki
pran ka timoun ki
gen ka espesyal
oubyen ki andikape
Men moun ki ekri atik sa a “Ana Fraga-Pardo,” Direktè Pwogram
“Early Intervention, UCP”
Paran timoun ki gen konplikasyon nan devlopman yo oblije depi nan
bonè ap chèche kote ki gen bon kalite pwogram pou travay ak pitit yo
anvan yo rantre nan lekòl regilyè. Timoun sa yo konn gen pwoblèm
medikal ki konplike epi yo kon bezwen swen espesyal. Fanmi timoun sa
yo pase anpil tray nan tann dyanostik pitit yo, rezilta egzamen medikal
yo, tretman y ap fè pou yo ak tan yo fè entène lopital. Tout aktivite sa yo
fè li yon jan difisil pou paran timoun sa yo kite yo yon kote poukont yo.
Paran ki gen timoun piti ki andikape gen anpil tèt chaje pou yo kite ti
pitit yo sou responsablite moun yo pa konnen menm pou yon ti bout
tan. An menm tan tou, yo konnen anpil moun okouran, sitou ak dènye
devlopman nan devlopman sèvo timoun, pi bonè yo kòmanse travay ak
yon timoun epi pi souvan yo travay ak timoun nan, sa ka fè anpil efè
sou kalite vi ni timoun nan ni paran li mennen pi devan. Aktivite sa yo
ka pèmèt timoun kon sa fè bon jan pwogrè akademik tou pi devan epi
sa ka amelyore fason fanmi yo viv.
Fanmi k ap chèche bon jan pwogram pou mete pitit yo bonè dwe
konsidere lide sa yo:
Jan kote a ye – Èske se yon kote ki an sekirite, èske kote a pwòp, èske
se yon kote moun anvi antre ladan, èske kote a fè timoun anvi aprann
epi èske moun k ap travay yo bay timoun yo bon jan? Èske yo ranje
kote a yon fason pou timoun yo adapte yo ak kote a dapre bezwen
endividyèl yo, paregzanp èske yo ranje kote a yon jan pou timoun ki
sèvi ak chèz woulant ak beki sikile nòmalman ni anndan ni sou lakou
rekreyasyon an? Ki kalite ekipman timoun yo genyen a disposition yo?
Anplwaye ak moun ki pran swen timoun – Èske an jeneral tout
anplwaye yo gen bon jan? Ki kalifikasyon anplwaye yo genyen, konbyen
Terapi – Èske yo fè terapi pou timoun yo? Kouman yo antre aktivite
terapi yo nan pwogram nan? Èske yo sèvi ak teknoloji ak aparèy pou
ede timoun yo kominike? Ak ki kalite estrateji yo sèvi pou ede timoun
yo aprann konpòte yo?
Kote lokal la ye – Ki distans lokal la ye ak lakay ou? Èske yo ofri
transpò pou timoun yo?
Manje midi – Èske yo di sa yo fè pou timoun ki pa manje tout
kalite manje?
Finansman – Èske fò w peye pou sèvis la oubyen èske gen kote k ap
peye pou sa deja?
Depi paran yo pran tan pou yo al vizite yon seri pwogram apre sa
pou yo chwazi youn ladan yo, fò yo sonje:
a. Gen plizyè pwogram ki bon anpil. Sa ki pi enpòtan an se pou yo
jwenn yon pwogram ki MACHE ak sa pitit yo ak fanmi an
gen bezwen.
b. Depi chwa a fin fèt, pran pasyans pou sa mache.
Tout bagay yon moun ap fè nan lavi a mande pou moun nan fè
kèk ajisteman.
c. Toujou gen mwayen pou fè chanjman nan pwogram ou chwazi a
oubyen pou chwazi yon lòt pwogram.
Sant Sante “United Cerebral Palsy” nan Broward County, Inc. se youn
nan pi gwo Sant Sante nan Sid Florid. Yo pran ka 1200 timoun ak
granmoun ki andikape chak jou nan 62 diferan lokal soti depi nan zòn
“Monroe” rive nan zòn “Martin County”. Pwogram yo genyen pou
timoun ak fanmi yo ak pwogram yo genyen pou granmoun, gen tout
sèvis sa yo ladan yo: kòmanse travay ak timoun bonè, pwogram preeskolè, terapi fizik, terapi ki fèt ak egzèsis pratik, terapi sa ki gen
pwoblèm pale, ak terapi ak mizik, pwogram apre lekòl, pwogram
pandan ete, ak pwogram pou timoun lakay yo. Pwogram yo gen pou
fanmi se pwogram pou ede yo defann kòz yo ak pwogram ki pran ka
timoun yo pou bay fanmi an yon souf. Nan pwogram pou granmoun yo,
yo fè antrènman pou granmoun pandan lajounen, aktivite lakay yo,
pwogram pou ede yo lakay yo, ak pwogram pou ba yo travay. UCP ap
dirije premye lekòl chatè pou timoun ki andikape nan nivo pre-eskolè ak
kindègadenn nan Broward County. Si w bezwen enfòmasyon sou travay
nou genyen nan lekòl chatè a oubyen nan nenpòt nan lòt sèvis nou yo,
tanpri telefone 954-458-7178. ■
GADRI POU TIMOUN
www.earlycareguide.com
79
Pwogram Preskolè volontè: PLIS
PWOGRAM
POU PARE TIMOUN POU Y AL LEKÒL
Pwogram volontè pou mete timoun nan klas pre-eskolè a sa yo rele
pwogram VPK a gen tan gen enn an depi l egziste! Nan ane ki sot pase
a, òganizasyon “The Early learning Coalition” nan Broward County, ki
reskonsab pwogram VPK a nan Broward, wè kouman anpil paran ak
moun ki okipe timoun gen anpil motivation pou yo patisipe nan
pwogram nan.
Men kèk enfòmasyon pou raple tout moun sa pwogram VPK a ye: Tout
votè, te vote yon amannman konstitisyonèl an 2002 ki te egzije yo mete
sou pye pwogram pre-eskolè distans sezon prentan 2005 lan, kote paran
kapab enskri pitit yo si yo vle. Pwogram VPK a la pou amelyore
pwogram ki deja la pou prepare timoun anvan yo rantre lekòl. Yo te deja
tabli Pwogram sa a depi 1999 lè lejislati Eta Florid la te vote Ak sou
preparasyon timoun piti pou yo antre lekòl. Pwogram sa a gratis pou
tout moun ki abite nan Eta Florid la epi, timoun ki gen mwens pase 4 an
le premye septanm oubyen anvan sa gen dwa pou yo patisipe nan
pwogram nan lè sa a.
Nan premye ane pwogram nan, nou aprann anpil. Penny Westberry, se li
ki Direktè Egzekitif pwogram “Early Learning Coalition” nan Broward
County, men sa li deklare. “Zòn broward la gen chans anpil pou l gen
tout yon seri kote ki bay sèvis sa yo pou enterese amelyore rezilta travay
timoun nou yo. Kote sa yo fè anpil efò pou pwogram sa a jwenn anpil
siksè nan premye ane l. Nan tout nouvo pwogram toujou gen ti fo pa ak
nouvo bagay pou aprann. Paran ak kote ki ofri sèvis VPK yo rankontre
plizyè fwa pandan premye ane a pou yo diskite ki jan yo ka amelyore
pwogram VPK a. Se yon aktivite ki te benefisye ni òganizasyon lokal yo
ni Biwo santral la “Early Learning”, nan Talaasi.”
Lejislati a kreye 2 diferan pwogram kòm chwa pou paran yo: yon
pwogram pandan ane lekòl la ki gen 540 èdtan ansèyman ak yon
pwogram ete ki gen 300 èdtan ansèyman. Malgre kote ki ofri pwogram
VPK yo gen fleksibilite nan jan yo bati orè yo pa jou, konbyen èdtan pa
jou ak konbyen jou y ap anseye timoun yo, pou yo ka ranpli kondisyon
yo genyen pou yo anseye pandan yon valè tan. Anpil kote ki gade
timoun nan Broward County chwazi pou yo anseye timoun yo twazèdtan
pa jou chak jou, pou 180 jou kon sa y ap ka ranpli kondisyon yo dwe
ranpli ki mande pou yo anseye pandan 540 èdtan. Yon gadri gen dwa
deside pou l ofri ansèyman pou 6 èdtan pa jou pandan 90 jou. Gen kèk
lòt pwogram ki ofri pwogram 4 a 7 èdtan pa jou pandan yon ane lekòl.
Opsyon 300 èdtan pandan ete a se yon bèl opsyon pou paran ki ta
renmen pitit yo patisipe nan pwogram nan yon ti kras anvan yo antre
nan kindègadenn nan sezon prentan an.
Kèlkeswa orè oubyen kèlkeswa pwogram yon paran chwazi, pwogram
VPK a se yon bon etap ki mennen nan bon chemen pou tout moun ki
abite nan Broward County. Kòm pwogram edikasyon ki kòmanse bonè
pou timoun se yon bagay tout timoun kab jwenn avantaj nan sa, nou
kapab espere ap gen bon jan amelyorasyon nan kominote nou yo pi
devan akòz pwogram VPK ak lòt pwogram ki kòmanse travay ak
timoun bonè.
Òganizasyon “Early Learning Coalition” nan Broward County ta renmen
remèsye ni paran ni gadri ki te asepte travay ak pwogram VPK a ansanm
ak Kowalisyon an ak lòt òganizasyon ki bay sèvis yo tou nan ane ki sot
pase a. Kowalisyon an ap toujou kontinye pran angajman li pou l
kontinye travay ak patenè li yo ansanm ak kominote a pou yo ka fè
pwogram VPK a pi bon toujou pase sa ane pase a. Kowalisyon an pa
kontinye ankouraje paran ki gen timoun 4 an pou yo patisipe nan
Pwogram Volontè pou timoun nan klas pre-eskolè. Paran ki gen timoun
ki pi piti pase 4 an, Kowalisyon an ap ankouraje yo patisipe nan
pwogram nan nan ane k ap vini yo epi pou yo toujou sonje edikasyon
timoun kòmanse depi jou yo fèt.
GADRI POU TIMOUN
80
Si gen moun ki vle fè reklam avè nou, telefone 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Si w bezwen plis ransèyman sou Pwogram volontè pou timoun antre
nan klas pre-eskolè Nan Broward County yo rele VPK a, telefone Biwo
enskripsyon pwogram VPK a nan (954) 724-7577 oubyen tcheke sit
wèb sa www.elcbroward.org. ■
PWOG RAM LANG
POU TIMOUN KOTE YO BENYEN NAN LANG NAN
By Carolina Masri., TALKKids, Program Director
Pwofesè ak anseyan ki espesyalis nan fè timoun benyen nan lang k ap
anseye timoun yon lang nan yon pwogram fòmèl dwe sèvi ak kèk
estrateji pedagojik pandan y ap amize yo ak elèv yo, pou yo kab ede jèn
etidyan sa yo byen konprann lang y ap aprann nan. Yo kreye anpil nan
estrateji sa yo dapre jan timoun sa yo ye oubyen dapre sa gwoup
timoun sa yo bezwen nan etid lang pa yo. Gen 2 pwen kle nan
anseyman kote timoun benyen nan lang, bon jan rechèch nan afè
lengwistik ak bon jan konesans nan kilti dezyèm lang timoun yo ap
aprann nan.
Tout teyori sou afè aprann lang apiye ide sa yo: klas yo fè pou montre
timoun piti aprann lang dwe bay bon rannman epi fò yo enteresan. Gwo
savan nan syans sikolengwistik ak konesans sou aprann yon dezyèm
lang, rekonèt gen 2 prensip kle ki nesesè pou ka gen bon rezilta:
Timoun ki pi piti pi fasil aprann yon lang san aksan epi pou yo sèvi
ak yon dezyèm lang yo aprann menm jan ak moun ki pale lang nan
depi yo fèt.
Fason timoun yo soup nan lespri yo ak nan kò yo, jwe yon wòl enpòtan
nan jan yo aprann yon nouvo lang.
Yon pwogram lang pou timoun tou piti ki fèt ak pwofesè ki gen bon jan
preparasyon, ap pote bon jan ansèyman pou timoun chak jou pwogram
nan fèt. Non sèlman timoun yo ap fè esperyans ak tout ladrès pou
aprann lang, men y ap fè esperyans ak aktivite aprann ki montre sa ki
gen nan kilti Panyòl la.
Se rezon sa a ki fè o kòmansman pwofesè yo ap reyalize timoun yo pap
konprann tout sa yo di yo, men apre yon sèten tan y ap kòmanse sèvi
de fason natirèl ak lang yo benyen ladan an.
Apa de avantaj sosyal ak avantaj ekonomik moun ki pale 2 lang genyen,
lè yon moun bileng sa pèmèt li kominike ak plis moun plis kote. Anpil
paran vle bay pitit yo ladrès ki nesesè pou yo ka boule yon fason ki
konpetan nan lavi a kote youn depann sou lòt pi plis de jou an jou.
Menm jan ak tout paran, paran timoun piti ki nan pwogram k ap aprann
yon lang dwe toujou ap patisipe nan edikasyon pitit yo. Paran yo dwe fè
aktivite ak pitit yo ki ede yo aprann nouvo lang y ap aprann nan. Paran
yo dwe li pou pitit yo chak jou epi yo dwe fè kèk aktivite ki fè timoun yo
sèvi ak sa yo aprann lekòl la. Fò paran yo ranseye yo byen sou
pwogram edikasyon kote timoun yo benyen nan yon nouvo lang nan, fò
yo pran angajman pou yo kenbe pitit yo nan pwogram nan, epi fò yo
ede pitit yo sèvi ak lang y ap aprann nan pwogram nan lè yo pa nan
lekòl la. Paregzanp, paran yo kab bay timoun yo liv pou yo li nan lang y
ap aprann nan epi yo ka ankouraje timoun nan fè zanmi ak timoun ki
pale 2 lang, yo kab gade videyo ansanm ak timoun nan nan lòt lang
nan, eksetera.
Bay pitit ou chans pou yo pran avantaj ki genyen lè yo bileng nan
sosyete jodi a, Epi pa bliye. “Lang ouvè pòt pou moun sou latè a”.
Paran ki enterese mete pitit yo nan pwogram pou yo aprann yon lang
kote yo beyen ladan dwe pran tout enfòmasyon ki nesesè sou sa. Si w
bezwen plis enfòmasyon sou sijè sa a, tanpri kontakte Carolina Masri
nan adrès imel sa a: [email protected] oubyen ale sou sit
entènèt sa a www.cal.org/resources/. ■
GADRI POU TIMOUN
www.earlycareguide.com
81
Before and After School
Child Care Programs
F E AT U R E D C A R E
As you explore your options...
Broward County Public Schools
Child Care programs provide a fun and
nurturing environment for school age children.
• Over 22,000 Broward County school
age children presently participate in
on-site child care programs each day.
• Fee based programs are offered by
the school or by outside organizations
that have been screened and approved
by the School Board. Fees are usually
collected monthly.
• A limited number of Scholarships are
available for families that qualify.
• Activities may include homework
assistance, reading, computers,
cooking, outdoor play, art, music and
a variety of other fun experiences.
• Where a need exists for child care
before the beginning of the school
day, supervision may be provided.
Holiday, planning day and vacation
day child care is offered by many
providers, recreation departments
and many municipalities.
For more information call your child’s school or visit:
www.sbbc-bascc.com
or call Before and After School Child Care 754-321-3330
for the care and education of your child, you
will find that each center or school has its
own special programs and its own particular
approach. The following pages will tell you
more about some of the schools and centers.
We would like to give a special thanks to
these sponsors for their advertising support.
They have helped to make this publication
possible and available at no cost to you, the
The School Board of Broward County, Florida
Benjamin J. Williams, Chair • Beverly A. Gallagher, Vice-Chair • Carole L. Andrews
• Robin Bartleman • Darla L. Carter • Maureen S. Dinnen • Stephanie Arma Kraft, Esq.
• Robert D. Parks, Ed.D. • Marty Rubinstein • Dr. Frank Till, Superintendent of Schools
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age,
color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination
and/or harassment complaint may call the Director of Equal Educational Opportunities at (754) 321-2150 or Teletype machine,
TTY (754) 321-2158.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call Equal Educational
Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype machine, TTY 754-321-2158.
82
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
reader, by advertising in the “Featured Care”
section. You will also find their free listings in
the directory section.
Prep Academ
l
o
o
h
c
s
y
Pre
Voluntary Pre-K Program
CALL FOR INFO
Preschool: 6 Weeks – 5 Years
• A.P.P.L.E. and Gold Seal accredited program with
state certified and highly trained teachers
What can
we create
for you?
• Low student/teacher ratio
• Programs Include: language, arts, math, science,
music, computers and physical education
• Sibling and corporate discounts available
• Breakfast, lunch and snack included at no charge
After School Program: K – 5
Picking
the right
school is
• Bus transportation
• Homework assistance
• Activities: arts & crafts, dramatic play, cooking and
physical education
• No extra charge for early release days
• Full day care available for days off with field trips
VERY
• Snacks are provided at no charge; breakfast and
lunch provided on full days
important...
• Family Central participating program
POSTERS
MAGAZINES
BROCHURES
POSTCARDS
ANNUAL REPORTS
LOGO DESIGN
• Español/Kreyòl
FREE Registration • New Students Only
4365 N. University Drive • Sunrise, FL 33351
CALL AND ENROLL TODAY!
954-741-2233
Licensed and Insured, Lic.#46280
Call JK Harris
Custom Publishing today!
888.708.5700, ext. 12
www.jkharriscustompublisher.com
Nob Hill Academy
3 Places to Learn and Grow
A Modern and Bright State-of-the-Art Facililty
NOW REGISTERING FOR FALL!
Creative Curriculum
FREE
REGISTRATION
Up to $100.00
New Enrollment Only
Preschool Ages 6 Wks – 5 Yrs • After Care Ages 5 – 12 Yrs
Free Pre-K Fall & Winter Sessions
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Open Door Policy
Full/Part Time Sessions
Security Entrance
6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Daily Reports on Infants – Age 2
Weekly Reports on Ages 3 – 5
Development Programs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Academic Curriculum
CDA & Certified Teachers
Gymnastics/Dance
Computers
Hot Meals Available
Snacks Twice a Day
License #46084
Sunrise Kids
Manor Preschool
Pembroke Pines
Nob Hill Academy
Davie
Nob Hill Academy
3477 Hiatus Rd
Corner of Oakland & Hiatus
12213 Pembroke Rd
Corner of Pembroke & Flamingo
6763 Stirling Rd
East of University on Stirling
954-747-8708
954-437-3949
954-791-9270
www.jackandjillcenter.org
Summit-Questa Montessori School
Ages 3 – 14 Years
Nationally Certified Montessori Teachers
Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary & Middle
High academic achievement without the pressure.
6 Weeks – 5 Years
Exciting Summer Programs/Field Trips
Our students consistently gain entrance into the finest high schools.
NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program
Beautiful 10 acre campus with Butterfly Gardens,
Mini Barn, Bird Sanctuary and Live Pond
Before and after care available
Private and semi-private tutoring
After school programs
Science • Arts • Sports Summer Camp
Gold Seal Center
Experienced Staff
Low Teacher/Student Ratio
Includes Hot Breakfast, Lunch & Snack
Convenient Downtown Location
Open 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Accredited by Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF)
An American Montessori Society (AMS) Affiliated School
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)
Recipient of the Gold Seal of Excellence Award
Montessori Teacher Training Center
Large Outdoor Playground
Family Central Welcome
5451 SW 64th Avenue • Davie, FL 33314
954-584-3466
Jack & Jill Children’s Center
Halmos Family Building
1315 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Tel.
954.463.8772
Fax.
Judy Dempsey, Directress
www.summitquesta.com
954.463.8773
Thank
You..
The Unicorn
Child Development Clinic
Providing services to children birth through 8 years
of age and their families concerning typical child
rearing challenges, as well as more significant
emotional concerns or developmental delays
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
...For reading The Broward County
Family Resource Guide.
Be sure to tell our advertisers
you saw their ad in
The Broward County
Family Resource Guide.
Autism Diagnosis and Assessment
Behavior Analysis
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Floortime Approach
Parent Consultation and Coaching
Please call (954) 262-7148
for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Hallandale Academy
PUFFIN LEARNING ACADEMY
A Place to Grow, Learn and Play
A P L A C E FO R G R O W I N G C H I L D R E N
BIG Playground (1/2 acre)
License #45850
(954) 455-3036
j j j j j
j j j j j
Infant through Preschool
After School Care
15 NW 5th Ave • Hallandale, FL 33009 Across from the Elementary School
Help us make the next issue even better!
Please fill out and return
the reply information on page 114.
Precious Moments Preschool
WHERE EVERY CHILD IS PRECIOUS
• Caring for ages 1 yr – Pre-K
• Certified & Dedicated Teachers
• Teachers Certified in First Aid & CPR
• Low Student:Teacher Ratio
• Computer Center
• After School Care
• Family Central Welcomed
• Free Breakfast, Lunch & Snack
• Loving, Safe Environment
• Individualized Attention
• VPK Program
Accepting Children 6 Weeks – 12 Years Old
Full Time and Part Time Programs • Certified/Degreed Teachers
Specialized Curriculum • Computers in Classrooms
Video Cameras in Each Classroom with Parental Access
Enrichment Programs • Low Ratios • Hot Meals • Summer Camp
561-470-6161
19635-53 S SR 7
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Greens Plaza
License #50-51-02383
954-570-9897
Accredited
Professional
Preschool
Learning
Environment
1287 E Newport Center Dr, Ste 211
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Newport Center Park
www.puffinlearning.com
License #45691
• After School Program
• Winter, Summer &
Spring Camps
• Family Central Contracted
• VPK Program
• BIG Playground with
Large Shaded Area
• APPLE Accreditation
• Gold Seal of Excellence
• 4-Star Quality Rating
11406 State Road 84
Davie, FL 33325
License #46157
Tel: 954-474-7335
or 954-474-7336
Fax: 954-474-2286
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. • Ages: 6 Weeks – 12 Years
First Steps Just for Kids
Infant Care (From 6 weeks) • Toddler Care (12 – 30 months)
Preschool (2 – 3 – 4 year old) • After School Program (Ages 5 – 12)
Federally Funded Programs Available • Family Discounts
We have transportation morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off
Free Hot Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
Computers and Hands-on Learning
Open Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No Registration Fee – 1 Week Free: Try us, you’ll like us!
3890 N. Andrews Ave • Fort Lauderdale
2500 NE 14th St Causeway
954-786-1007
Pompano Beach, FL 33062 www.preciousmomentspreschool.net
Hours 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Se Habla Español • On Parle Creole • On Parle Francais
954-564-5437
Little Me Pre-School & Kindergarten
God’s Little Creations
Preschool
AWARDED BROWARD COUNTY
“GOLD SEAL OF EXCELLENCE”
954-973-1129
A.P.P.L.E. ACCREDITED
Fax: 954-984-1935
NEW VPK PROGRAM AVAILABLE
Providing a Christ-Centered
Preschool and Child Care Center
for Families of the Community
Diana Portal & Mirta Estrada (Owners) • Jessica Martinez (Manager)
(954) 433-5269 • [email protected]
www.littlemepreschool.com
86
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
License
#45092
17300 Pines Blvd • Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
1 Block West of 172nd Ave, on South Side
Ask About Our VPK Program!
6400 NW 31st Ave • Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.nhcrc.org • Email: [email protected]
Family Child Care is Family Friendly Care!
What is Family Child Care?
Family Child Care is a home-based service where child care is provided in the caregiver’s home.
The home must be licensed or registered according to county and state laws. Family Child Care is
the most preferred type of care for young children, especially infants and toddlers. Many family
child care homes provide high quality programs for preschoolers, school age, and children with
special needs. Family child care is “home-away-from-home” personalized professional child care.
What Family Child Care Offers…
Convenient Neighborhood Care
Close to home or work
Cozy Homelike Environment
Natural learning setting
One Consistent Caregiver
Stability all day, every day, for years…
Low Provider to Child Ratio
1:4 infants, 1:6 preschool
(or lower in some counties)
Mixed Ages in Small Groups
Builds leadership skills,
social skills, and self-esteem
Allows siblings to be cared for together
Flexibility
Days & Hours, Evening, Weekend,
Odd Hour Care
Personal Communication
Daily between provider & parent
Family Support
Nurtures family concepts, experiences and values
Inclusion
For a variety of special needs care
Caring Relationships
Between provider, child and parent/family
School Readiness Skills
Enrichment activities and educational
learning experiences
Florida Family Child Care Home Association, Inc.
FFCCHA is a statewide non-profit professional organization. Membership is open to all regulated family child care
providers, parents, and advocates of quality care. We promote professional growth by hosting an annual statewide
conference, quarterly meetings with training sessions and publish a newsletter, which includes a parent’s page. Some
of the training, conference workshops, and newsletters are also available in Spanish. We offer scholarships for
NAFCC national accreditation, CDA credential, and some in-service training.
Our Mission Statement:
A united voice on behalf of all children to promote and encourage quality professional family
child care through education, legislation, advocacy, mentoring, caring, and love.
For more information on family child care or membership, please visit our website:
www.familychildcare.org
How to Use the Listings
1. Determine your family’s child care requirements by considering your child’s individual needs, the location, the hours of care required, the cost
of care and other child care issues.
2. Review the Child Care section so you will know the criteria upon which to evaluate your family’s needs and select an appropriate provider.
3. Find the child care options available in your area in the listings section.
• The caregivers are divided according to two different factors. First, they are separated by type of care with contact information listed after the
name of the provider. Those providers are then sorted by city and zip code, so that you can easily find all of the available care in your home or
work area.
• There are three types of child care providers listed: child care centers, family child care homes and school age programs. To decide which is
more suited for the needs of you and your child, refer to the articles in this directory on choosing quality child care.
• The listings of providers offer several types of information. This information includes the days care is available, hours of operation, the ages of
children accepted, status of regulation or licensing and services offered. One service indicated is whether the provider offers financial
assistance. Another column indicates whether a provider has been accredited by one of several national or state organizations that evaluates,
monitors and certifies child care providers. The last column indicates whether the provider offers a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. For
information on VPK, please see the article on page 46.
Accreditations are abbreviated to allow more space.
Below are the abbreviations and proper names of the applicable accreditations.
A
FA
AI
FC
=
=
=
=
AC
FL
FK
BG
APPLE
FACCS
AISF
FCIS
=
=
=
=
ACSI
FLOCS
FKC
Broward Gold Seal
NC
SG
NF
NA
=
=
=
=
NAEYC
State Gold Seal
NFCCA
NAFCC
NE
FG
FF
AT
=
=
=
=
NACECPPP
FLAG
FCC-FL
ACTS
SA =
O =
SACS
Other
4. Verify your information, discuss your choices and resolve other concerns you may have by calling Family Central, Inc. at 954-724-4609; ask to
speak to the Resource & Referral Counselor. Staff will answer any questions you have and search the database for updates, educational
background and any other specific information that has been obtained on your pre-selected child care providers.
5. Now you are ready to call and visit your child’s potential caregivers. Arrange visits with your potential list of child care providers to determine
which facility best meets your needs and your expectations regarding child care.
Due to limited space, the headings for the listings appear only in English.
Below are the headings for the listings with Spanish and Creole translations.
ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
KREYÒL
Child Care Centers
Family Child Care Homes
School Age Programs
Phone Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
Before School
After School
Snacks
Meals
Financial Assistance
Inclusionary Setting
Special Needs Trained Staff
Nationally Accredited
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
Centros de cuidado infantil
Casas de cuidado inantil
Cuidado infantil de edad escolar
Teléfono
Días
Horas
Edades
Licensia
Antes de la escuela
Después de la escuela
Merienda
Comidas
Ayuda económica
Inclusionary setting
Empleados para ayuda especial
Acreditación Nacional
Pre-Kindergarten voluntario
Timoun kap pran swen nan sante la
Fanmim ke pran swen
Lekol laj ki Pran Swen Timoun
Nimewo telefòn
Jou
Ki lè
Laj yo
Gen lisans
Anvan lekòl
Apre lekòl
Ti goute
Repa
Èd finansyè
Kote ki pèmèt tout timoun patisipe
Anplwaye ki antrene pou travay ak andikape
Gen lisans nasyonal
Pwogram Preskolè volontè
The listing information is current as of July 2006. Voluntary Pre-K information is current as of July 18, 2006.
Providers wishing to update their information in the database are encouraged to call 954-724-3976 and speak with the Data Tech.
The information provided within or when contacting Family Central, Inc. is not a recommendation, but a source to provide you with the available child care options.
We hope you will find this information useful as you decide what’s best for you and your family.
DIRECTORY
88
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Cómo usar los listados
Kouman pou nou sèvi ak lis la
1. Determine las necesidades de cuidado infantil que tiene su familia,
1. Chèche konnen ki sa ou bezwen pou pran swen pitit ou. Men sa
tomando en cuenta las necesidades de su hijo, las horas necesarias,
el precio del cuidado infantil, la ubicación del centro y otros asuntos
relacionados con el cuidado infantil.
2. Revise la Sección de Cuidado Infantil para familiarizarse con
los criterios con que evaluar sus necesidades y seleccionar el
sitio apropiado.
3. Busque las opciones de cuidado infantil existentes en su área en la
sección de listados.
• Los proveedores de servicios se dividen por dos factores
diferentes. Primero, están separados por el tipo de cuidado que
ofrecen, con información sobre los contactos después del nombre
del proveedor. Estos proveedores entonces se dividen por ciudad
y código postal, para que Ud. pueda fácilmente encontrar todos
los que quedan en su zona de trabajo o residencia.
• Hay tres tipos de proveedores que aparecen en el listado: centros
de cuidado infantil, centros de cuidado familiar y programas de
edad escolar. Para decidir cuál le conviene más a su hijo y a Ud.
lea los artículos en este directorio que explican cómo elegir un
programa de calidad.
• Los listados ofrecen varios tipos de información. Esta información
incluye los días que se ofrece cuidado infantil, las horas de
operación, las edades de niños que se aceptan y el estátus de la
regulación o licencia y los servicios que se ofrecen. Un servicio
que aparece es si el proveedor ofrece ayuda económica. Otra
columna indica si el proveedor ha sido acreditado por una de
varias organizaciones nacionales o estatales que evalúan y
certifican a los proveedores de servicios infantiles. La última
columna indica si el proveedor ofrece un programa Voluntario de
Pre-Kindergarten. Para obtener información sobre VKP, vea el
artículo en la página 64.
pou pran an konsiderasyon, pou konbyen tan w ap bay gade li,
konbyen sa koute pou gade li, ki kote ou pral bay gade li ak lòt koze
sou kesyon okipe timoun.
2. Voye je nan pati ki an rapò ak Jan yo okipe timoun pou ka okouran
ki règleman pou suiv pou konnen sa ou bezwen ak fason pou w
chwazi yon bon kote pou bay gade pitit ou.
3. Chèche ki kote nan zòn ou ki ka okipe pitit ou a nan lis la.
• Yo divize kote ki okipe timoun yo an 2 kategori. Premyèman, yo
òganize gadri yo tou depan ki kalite sèvis yo bay ak enfòmasyon
sou kouman pou moun kontakte yo dapre non kote yo. Apre sa yo
òganize gadri sa yo dapre vil kote yo ye ak zipkòd yo, kon sa ou
ka jwenn tout gadri ki aladispozisyon ou nan zòn bò lakay ou ak
zòn kote ou travay la.
• Gen 3 kalite gadri nan lis la: sant ki okipe timoun, fanmi ki gade
timoun ak pwogram pou timoun ki nan laj pou yo antre lekòl. Pou
ede ou deside ki kote ki bon pou pitit ou, al nan seksyon nan liv
sa a ki esplike kouman pou chwazi ki kote ou ka bay gade pitit ou
ak sa lalwa egzije.
• Lis ki gen gadri yo gen plizyè kalite enfòmasyon ladan li. Li bay
jou gadri yo ouvè, de ki lè ak ki lè yo ouvè, timoun ki laj yo pran,
nan ki pwen lwa yo ye oubyen ki kalite lisans yo bay. Youn nan
sèvis yo make nan lis la se si gadri a ede moun peye pou sèvis
yo. Gen yon lòt kolòn ki make si gen youn pami plizyè
òganizasyon nasyonal ak òganizasyon nan Eta yo ki evalye kote sa
yo epi ki ba yo pèmisyon pou yo opere, epi ki suiv kalite travay yo
fè epi ki bay gadri sa yo lisans pou yo kontinye travay. Dènye
kolòn nan montre si lekòl la oswa sant lan ofri pwogram Preskolè
volontè a. Si w bezwen plis enfòmasyon sou pwogram VPK a,
tanpri ale nan atik ki nan paj 80 la.
4. Verifye enfòmasyon ou genyen yo, telefone òganizasyon "Family
4. Verifique la información, consulte su decision y otras inquietudes
que pueda tener llamando a Family Central, Inc. at 954-724-4609 y
pidiendo hablar con un Especialista en Referimientos. Ellos le
contestarán cualquier pregunta y buscarán los cambios,
calificaciones escolares y cualquier otra información específica que
quiera obtener sobre el proveedor que ha seleccionado.
5. Ya está listo para llamar y visitar al futuro centro infantil de
Central, Inc.", nan 954-724-4609 pou diskite chwa ou fè yo ansanm
ak yon Espesyalis epi pou rezoud tout lòt difikilte ou ka genyen.
Anplwaye ki nan "Family Central" ka reponn tout kesyon w yo epi yo
ka tcheke baz done yo genyen pou mete w okouran tout nouvo
enfòmasyon yo genyen, ki gadri ki gen plas, ki etid moun ki nan gadri
yo fè ak nenpòt lòt enfòmasyon yo genyen sou gadri ou chwazi a.
5. Kounye ou pare pou w telefone kote ou ta vle mete pitit ou a epi pou
su hijo. Programe estas visitas para así poder determinar cuál es
el centro más idóneo para satisfacer sus necesidades de
cuidado infantil.
w al vizite yo. Pran randevou pou w al vizite tout kote ou panse ou ta
vle enskri pitit ou pou ka pran yon desizyon sou ki kote ou panse ki ka
ba wou sèvis ou bezwen nan sa ki gen rapò ak okipe timoun.
La información que aparece en el listado está actualizada
efectivo Julio del 2006. La información sobre el Pre-Kindergarten Voluntario
está al día efectivo el 18 de julio. Los proveedores que quieran
actualizar su información deben llamar al 954-724-3676 y hablar con
un Especialista en Referimientos.
Enfòmasyon ki nan lis la apwen rive nan mwa jiyè 2006. Enfòmasyon sou
Pwogram Preskolè volontè a, yo ajou jiska 18 jiyè 2006. Gadri ki ta vle mete
enfòmasyon yo kouran nan lis la dwe telefone nan 954-724-3676 epi pale ak
youn nan Espesyalis ki bay referans yo.
La información que aparece aquí o que Ud. recibe al contactar al
Family Central, Inc. no es una recomendación si no una fuente de información
para ayudar a los padres a formar su propia decisión. Esperamos que encuentre
esta información útil al decidir lo mejor para Ud. y su familia.
Lè yon moun kontakte "Family Central", enfòmasyon yo resevwa
a se pa yon rekòmandasyon li ye, se yon mwayen pou ba wou
enfòmasyon sou opsyon ou genyen aladispozisyon w. Nou swete
enfòmasyon sa yo ap itil ou nan chwa ou gen pou fè sou kote ki pi bon
pou wou ak fanmi ou.
DIRECTORIO/LIS TELEFÒN
www.earlycareguide.com
89
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-974-8708
954-917-3702
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-11y
1y-5y
✔
✔
Little Learner's Child Dev Ctr • 1150 Coconut Creek Pkwy, Bldg 63 954-201-2440
Randazzo Schools • 2251 NW 36 Ave
954-968-1750
St Luke Early Learning Center • 2350 Hammock Blvd
954-977-0272
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
15m-5y
3m-18y
2y6m-4y
✔
✔
✔
954-574-9711
954-481-9500
954-481-9646
954-968-0011
954-941-4816
954-247-0001
954-725-7250
954-481-5693
954-426-3929
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:15P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
8:00A-5:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
12m-6y
2m-5y
1y-10y
3y-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
2m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-431-5118
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
1m-5y
✔
954-436-9911
954-435-2380
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:15P
7:00A-6:00P
3m-5y
1m-10y
✔
✔
954-680-1150
954-434-5555
954-434-9620
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
3y-5y
1m-12y
3m-12y
✔
✔
954-434-1500
954-434-3887
954-680-7656
M-F
M-F
M-F
9:00A-4:00P
7:30A-5:30P
7:30A-6:00P
2y-4y
3y-5y
1m-5y
954-680-1177
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
954-752-4217
954-752-1840
954-255-7723
954-344-0027
954-341-7709
954-344-0590
754-322-6300
954-752-0345
954-752-0336
754-322-6400
954-341-0450
754-322-6850
954-952-3020
954-796-4530
954-345-1900
954-752-3950
954-752-1331
954-344-2380
954-757-8700
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
7:30A-5:30P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:30P
8:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-5:45P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-11:59P
7:45A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
2y6m-5y
1y-12y
2y-5y
2y-6y
1m-5y
18m-5y
3y-5y
2y-5y
2y-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
4y-5y
3y-5y
18m-12y
3y-12y
1m-5y
3y-5y
2y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-753-2306
954-255-0020
954-345-5099
954-757-1114
954-341-8000
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-5y
3y-14y
2m-5y
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
954-344-5104
954-344-5000
954-825-0338
954-755-9826
954-755-6405
954-344-6790
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
8:00A-6:00P
1y-6y
3m-12y
2m-12y
1y-9y
3y-5y
20m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Before
School
After
School
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
CHILD CARE CENTERS
Coconut Creek 33063
KinderCare #1379 • 4601 NW 30th St
Learning Together Preschool • 4931 Coconut Creek Pkwy
✔
BG, NC
✔
Coconut Creek 33066
✔
✔
Coconut Creek 33073
Chesterbrook Academy • 5520 Alexandra Blvd
Discovery Pre-School Ctr • 5601 Regency Lakes Blvd See Page 82
Get Smart Preschool • 4221 W Hillsboro Blvd
New Adventure • 4500 W Sample Rd
North Broward Prep School • 7600 Lyons Rd
North Broward School/ELC • 7600 Lyons Rd
Tradewinds Elementary: ESE • 5400 Johnson St
Winston Park Elementary: ESE • 4000 Winston Park Blvd
Young Minds Learning Center • 6530 N SR 7
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
A
Cooper City 33024
Temple Beth Ahm Israel • 9730 Stirling Rd
✔
Cooper City 33026
Chesterbrook Academy • 4035 Embassy Dr N
Rock Creek Academy • 2700 Stone Bridge Pkwy
A
✔
✔
Cooper City 33328
Cooper City Elementary: ESE • 9090 SW 50th Pl
Lil Rascals/Cooper City • 8951 Stirling Rd
Stirling Academy • 10945 Stirling Rd
✔
A, BG
✔
Cooper City 33330
Kingdom Kids Preschool • 12401 Stirling Rd
St Marks Catholic School • 5601 S Flamingo Rd
Temple Beth Emet Early Child • 4807 S Flamingo Rd
✔
BG, NC
Cooper City 33331
Hawkes Bluff Elementary: ESE • 5900 SW 160th Ave
✔
Coral Springs 33065
Alphabetland/Camp Renegade • 3901 Coral Springs Dr See Page 83
Bright Future Learning Center • 3811 Coral Springs Dr
Coral Springs Community Church • 3266 NW 99th Way
Coral Springs Montessori • 10154 W Sample Rd
Cornerstone Baptist Preschool • 3301 Riverside Dr
Discovery Pre-School Ctr • 4441 Coral Springs Dr See Page 82
Eagle Ridge Elementary: ESE • 11500 Westview Dr
Early Childhood Ministries • 10021 W Sample Rd
First United Methodist Church • 8650 W Sample Rd
Forest Hills Elementary: ESE • 3100 NW 85th Ave
Hunt, James Elementary: ESE • 7800 NW 35th Ct
Maplewood Elementary: ESE • 9850 Ramblewood Dr
North Broward School of Coral Springs • 3251 NW 101st Ave
Parkside Elementary: ESE • 10257 NW 29th Ave
Play Away Babysitting Center • 10387 Royal Palm Blvd
St Andrews Catholic School • 9990 NW 29th St
Vista Early Childhood Center • 3279 NW 104 Ave
Westchester Elementary: ESE • 12405 Royal Palm Blvd
Young Achievers Preschool • 11380 W Sample Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
NE
✔
BG, NC
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33067
Child Time Learning Center • 8232 Wiles Rd
Day School at Coral Springs, The • 9001 Westview Dr
N Broward Family YMCA Preschl • 9168 Wiles Rd See Page 41
Oxford Acdemy • 6301 W Sample Rd
Park Springs Elementary: ESE • 5800 NW 66th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33071
ABC Learning Center • 10623 W Atlantic Blvd
ABC Workshop of Coral Springs • 12560 W Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Private Preschool, Inc • 8303 W Atlantic Blvd, Ste 1
Coral Ridge Christian Academy • 1901 Coral Ridge Dr
Glades Christian Academy • 400 Lake View Dr
JCC/Alvin S Gross • 748 Riverside Dr
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
90 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Phone
Number
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Kids Academy Learning Ctr of Coral Springs • 875 Coral Ridge Dr
Ramblewood Elementary: ESE • 8950 Shadowwood Blvd
Royal Palm Christian Preschool • 9600 Royal Palm Blvd
Seton Ridge Children's Center • 1401 Coral Ridge Dr
St Mary Magdalene • 1400 Riverside Dr
Temple Beth Orr Nursery School • 2151 Riverside Dr
Days
Hours
954-510-5437 M, Tu, Th, F 7:00A-6:30P
754-322-8150
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
954-753-2445
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
954-345-7178
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
954-753-1400
M-F
9:00A-12:00A
954-753-3234
M-F
7:30A-6:00P
Before
School
After
School
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Ages
Licensed
1m-10y
3y-5y
1y-5y
1y-5y
2y-5y
16m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33076
Adventure Bay ELC of Coral Springs • 11401 NW 56th Dr
Country Hills Elementary: ESE • 10550 Westview Dr
Creative Child Learning • 9675 Westview Dr
Kids In Motion/Coral Springs • 11246 Wiles Rd
Kids University Inc • 11550 Wiles Rd
Learning Adventures Preschool • 10601 Wiles Rd
Parkridge Baptist Preschool • 5600 Coral Ridge Dr
Wyndham Learning Center • 11500 Wiles Rd
954-344-4447
954-341-0460
954-796-0081
954-344-1661
954-341-3554
954-755-7560
954-346-0236
954-344-2151
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:30P
7:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:30P
7:00A-11:59P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:30P
1y-11y
3y-5y
1y-10y
2y6m-15y
1y-11y
1m-12y
2y-4y
1y-12y
954-926-0880
954-926-0890
954-924-5505
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:45A-5:45P
3y-5y
3y-5y
15m-12y
✔
954-964-6789
954-435-5800
954-962-7085
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:30P
1y-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
954-587-1217
954-262-7100
954-262-7100
954-201-6988
954-791-7260
954-584-1806
954-327-5868
954-584-1221
954-584-2224
954-584-4895
954-791-9270
954-584-3466
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:30A-11:30P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-7:00P
7:15A-5:45P
1y-9y
3y-5y
3y-5y
15m-12y
2y-5y
2y-5y
1y-5y
1m-13y
1y-6y
18m-12y
1m-12y
2y-10y
✔
954-424-4484
954-476-9330
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
7:00A-6:30P
1m-10y
2y-8y
✔
✔
954-474-7335
954-370-1630
954-476-4442
954-382-5005
954-452-2924
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
6:15A-6:15P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-12y
3y-5y
1m-12y
1m-6y
6m-12y
✔
954-384-5200
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
954-680-1244
954-434-0499
954-475-8584
954-680-2322
954-434-8289
954-434-4545
954-434-6337
954-474-8200
954-472-7086
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-7:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-3:00P
1m-12y
1y-5y
1m-13y
1m-5y
1m-11y
1m-12y
2y6m-12y
3y-5y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-434-3166
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
1m-10y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-349-2127
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
1y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-426-8008
954-421-9006
954-428-8910
954-428-7636
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
2m-12y
1m-12y
3y-15y
15m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
A
A, BG
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Dania 33004
Collins Elementary: ESE • 1050 NW 2nd St
Dania Elementary: ESE • 300 SE 2nd Ave
Next Step Preschool • 10 NW 10 Ct
✔
✔
Davie 33024
KIM Learning Center • 4200 N 65th Ave
Once Upon a Time • 7343 Davie Rd Ext
Small Talents Academy Preschool • 6926 Stirling Rd
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33314
Aunt D's Child Care Center II • 6883 Stirling Rd
Baudhuin Oral School @ Nova: ESE • 3301 College Ave
Baudhuin Oral School @ Nova: Pre-K • 7600 SW 36 St
BCC - FAU Child Development Center • 3501 SW Davie Rd
Davie Christian Academy • 6590 SW 39 St
Davie United Methodist/Bright Beginnings • 6500 SW 47th St
For Kids Only Preschool & Academy • 4895 S SR 7
Lil' Rascals Academy • 6550 SW 39th St
Lil' Rustlers • 6451 Orange Dr
Love -N-Care Day Nurseries Inc • 4848 SW 6ist Ave
Nob Hill Academy • 6763 Stirling Rd See Page 84
Summit-Questa Montessori Schl • 5451 SW 64th Ave See Page 85
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, O
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33324
Creative Child Learning Center • 1305 SW 101 Rd
Little Explorers • 9142 SR 84
BG, NC
✔
✔
A
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
Davie 33325
Crayons Child Care • 11406 SR 84 See Page 86
Flamingo Elementary: ESE • 1130 SW 133rd Ave
Room to Grow Academy • 2550 SW 124th Ave
School Bound Learning Center • 11880 SR 84, Bldg D, Ste 1
Youthland Academy of Broward • 13750 SR 84
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33326
Gator Run Elementary: ESE • 1101 Arvida Pkwy
✔
Davie 33328
Children's Play Patch • 4740 SW 82nd Ave
David Posnack - JCC • 5850 S Pine Island Rd
Gloria Dei Lutheran Academy • 7601 SW 39th St
Kidz Choice Learning Academy • 5135 S University Dr
Montessori International • 5955 S University Dr
Oxford Academy of Davie • 5400 S University Dr, #700
Pine Island Montesorri • 5499 SW 82 Ave
Silver Ridge Elementary: ESE • 9100 SW 36th St
St David Catholic School • 3900 S University Dr
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33330
Little Hands On Learning Academy • 4961 SW 148 Ave
Davie 33331
Little World Academy, The • 4466 Weston Rd
Deerfield Beach 33441
Adventures In Early Learning, Inc • 412 SW 2nd St, #17
All My Children Academy IV • 377 NW 3 Ct
Deerfield Christian Academy • 747 S Federal Hwy
Fundamentals Early Learning Center, Inc • 602 Anderson Cir
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 91
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-421-9220
954-426-5795
954-480-4473
954-421-0931
954-427-2226
954-421-3146
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:45A-3:15P
6:30A-5:00P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-5:00P
8:30A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
2y-12y
4y-5y
2y-5y
1y-5y
La Petite Academy • 280 NW 45 Ave
954-421-6153
Leap Ahead Learning Center • 1100 SW 24 Ave
954-426-9898
Puffin Learning Academy • 1287 E Newport Ctr Dr, 211 See Page 86 954-570-9897
M-F
M-F
M-F
954-463-3758
954-463-6051
954-467-7747
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Before
School
After
School
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
2m-5y
✔
✔
✔
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1y-12y
6m-10y
2m-10y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-5:30P
8:00A-5:30P
2m-5y
2y-5y
4y-13y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-5450
954-763-4874
954-764-3107
954-565-8311
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:00A-11:59P
6:30A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
3y-5y
2m-12y
2y-12y
15m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-764-4671
954-764-4671
954-762-3188
954-563-7643
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
3y-5y
13m-3y
2m-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Shepherd of The Coast Learning Ctr • 1901 E Commercial Blvd 954-772-5468
Westminster Academy and Camp • 5601 N Federal Hwy
954-771-4600
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
8:25A-2:45P
1m-14y
4y-17y
954-315-4400
954-564-5437
954-972-3444
954-973-1129
954-485-0800
954-731-1616
954-485-1435
954-491-0909
954-489-0181
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:45A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
7:15A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
2y-5y
1m-12y
3y-18y
1y-12y
1m-12y
1y-5y
1m-11y
2m-8y
1y-7y
954-767-4860
954-779-3990
954-730-7855
954-581-9992
954-358-0497
954-527-4551
954-797-4590
954-583-7131
954-779-2593
954-485-7500
954-485-7012
954-779-3185
954-467-0758
954-522-6552
954-677-5685
954-797-4690
754-322-6650
954-733-0169
954-462-0255
954-735-4966
954-768-9785
954-735-3100
954-792-8544
954-462-5627
954-497-3940
954-792-6118
954-730-8775
954-739-7094
954-522-9122
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-11:59P
6:45A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-11:59P
7:00A-5:30P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:00A-7:00P
6:00A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
6:15A-5:45P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:50A-2:30P
6:15A-6:15P
3m-12y
1m-12y
2y-13y
2m-5y
2y-5y
3m-4y
3y-5y
1m-12y
2m-12y
3y-5y
1y-10y
1m-10y
2y-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
3y-5y
3y-5y
2m-12y
3y-14y
1m-12y
15m-5y
1y-12y
3m-12y
1m-11y
3y-5y
2y-13y
1m-12y
3y-5y
2m-12y
Maria's House Montessori School • 1920 SW 4th St
Mary's Little Lamb Preschool, II • 769 SW 2nd Ave
NE Focal Point • 225 B NW 2 St
Roni's Christian Day Care Center • 399 SW 14th St
St Ambrose Catholic School • 363 SE 12th Ave
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church • 959 SE 6th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
AC
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
Deerfield Beach 33442
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33301
First United Methodist Church • 101 SE 3rd Ave
Happyland Day School • 401 SE 15th Ave
St Anthony School • 820 NE 3rd St
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33304
Bennett Elementary: ESE • 1755 NE 14th St
Children's Village • 1330 NE 4 Ave
Little Schoolhouse, Inc The • 808 NE 3rd Ave
Second Presbyterian Preschool • 1400 N Federal Hwy
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
Fort Lauderdale 33305
Kids In Distress: ESE • 1777 N Dixie Hwy
Kids Therapeutic Preschool • 1777 N Dixie Hwy
Little Palms Child Enrichment Center • 1016 NE 17 St
Millenium Child Care, The • 2027 NE 18 St
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33308
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33309
Calvary Christian Academy • 2401 W Cypress Creek Rd
First Steps Just For Kids • 3890 N Andrews Ave See Page 86
Fort Lauderdale Christian School • 6330 NW 31 Ave
God's Little Creation's Preschl • 6400 NW 31 Ave See Page 86
Kidz First of Fort Lauderdale • 4525 NW 31 Ave
Precious Promises Academy • 2699 W Commercial Blvd
Redeeming Word Christian Center • 2800 Prospect Rd
Windsor Academy Preschool • 6328 Powerline Rd
Windsor Park Preschool • 6600 Powerline Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
O
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33311
A+ Day Care Academy • 642 NW Third Ave
A+ Day Care Academy Two • 920 NW 7 Ave (Ext 220/219)
Almarie Christian Academy • 2540 NW 21St
Apple of My Eye Child Care Ctr • 2500 NW 14th St, Bldg B
Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church Preschl • 1121 NW 8th Ave
Community Christian School • 1300 NW 19 Ct
Dillard Elementary: ESE • 2330 NW 12th Ct
Dillard Park Day Care Center, Inc • 2337 NW 13th Ct
Faith Deliverance Dev Center • 1107 NW 6th St
Ft. Lauderdale Prep Schl • 3275 W Oakland Park Blvd See Page 110
Gateway Christian Academy • 2130 NW 26 St
God's Little Lambs • 1100 N Andrews Ave
Holy Temple Christian School • 1800 NW 9th Ave
Irma H Wesley Ft Lauderdale Child Dev • 1409 NW Sistrunk Blvd
Joann B Gibson Childcare Ctr • 2610 W Oakland Park Blvd
Larkdale Elementary: ESE • 3250 NW 12th Pl
Lauderdale Manors Elementary: ESE • 1400 NW 14th Ct
Mays Lawson Early Child Center • 2425 NW 19th St
Mount Bethel Christian Academy • 901 NW 11 Ave
Neal's Academy • 1431 NW 31st Ave
New Beginnings Academy/Ft Lauderdale • 1500 NW 11 St
New Generation Learning Center • 2301 NW 15th St
Prophecy Childcare & Daycare Center • 611 NW 24 Ave
Red School House, The • 1205 NW 4 St
Rock Island Elementary: ESE • 2301 NW 26th St
School of Excellence • 1144 NW 31 Ave
Showers of Blessings Christian Academy • 2230 NW 22nd St
St Helen School • 3340 W Oakland Pk Blvd
Stage One Academy • 450 NW 5th Ct
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA, O
AT, FL, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
92 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Susie C Holley Cradle Nursey, Inc • 1301 NW 6th Ct
Tot's Town, Inc • 2860 W Oakland Park Blvd
Westbrook Academy • 2941 NW 19 St
Youth for Christ Christian School • 675 NW 22 Rd
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
Before
School
After
School
954-463-6671
954-733-4481
954-731-8883
954-581-5603
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-5:45P
3m-12y
1y-12y
1m-13y
2m-5y
✔
✔
✔
954-983-1587
954-581-8330
954-792-4699
954-792-4986
954-584-7178
954-581-2918
954-727-9005
954-961-6579
954-463-8772
954-523-9489
954-321-0447
954-587-3842
954-583-8112
954-462-5364
954-584-3372
954-584-7178
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-11:30P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:10A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:15A-5:45P
6:00A-7:00P
6:30A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:15A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
2m-5y
3m-12y
1m-12y
2y-12y
3y-5y
3y-4y
2y-12y
1m-5y
6w-5y
1m-13y
3m-8y
1m-5y
3y-12y
2y-5y
2y-5y
1y-22y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-587-7033
954-731-6370
M-F
M-F
8:30A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
18m-12y
2m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-989-6886
M-F
954-792-8211
M-F
954-262-7100 M, Tu, Th, F
954-262-4506
M-F
7:50A-5:50P
6:30A-6:00P
7:45A-5:00P
7:30A-6:00P
20m-5y
1m-12y
1m-5y
4y-17y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-524-2240
954-765-6850
954-523-6480
954-765-6015
954-764-1855
954-524-1990
954-463-2456
754-321-7180
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-3:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-3:15P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-6:00P
1m-10y
3y-5y
2y-12y
1m-4y
1y-7y
2y-14y
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
954-583-2500
954-584-8000
954-584-8000
954-797-4270
Su-Sa
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
9:00A-3:00P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-12y
1m-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
✔
✔
954-735-1556
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
1m-5y
954-384-5454
M-F
8:30A-7:00P
3y-5y
954-434-3288
M-F
8:30A-5:30P
3y-10y
954-434-1500
954-434-2960
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
3y-10y
3y-14y
954-680-5577
M-F
8:30A-11:59P
3y-5y
954-772-6790
954-776-5669
954-351-5544
954-772-0307
954-390-0790
954-492-4100
954-563-4508
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:30A-5:45P
8:00A-3:00P
1m-11y
2y-12y
1y-8y
3m-12y
3y-5y
4y-18y
4y-14y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-462-7746
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
3m-5y
✔
954-458-2772
M-F
8:30A-6:00P
1m-6y
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33312
Academy at Griffin Harbor, The • 4650 SW 30th Ave
Annie's Litlle Achievers • 640 SW 27 Ave
Care One Learning Center • 3001 W Broward Blvd
Christian Academy Child Dev • 3812 Riverland Rd
Early Beginnings Preschool UCP: ESE • 3117 SW 13th Ct
Faith Lutheran School • 1161 SW 30 Ave
High Expectations Education Center • 3601 Davie Blvd
Imagination Station Day Care • 2465 Stirling Rd
Jack & Jill Children's Ctr, Inc • 1315 W Broward Blvd See Page 85
Just For Kids Academy - Davie • 1725 Davie Blvd
Love and Grace Learning Center • 321-323 SW 27 Ave
New Hope Learning Center • 545 E Campus Cir
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs • 2785 SW 11th Ct
Shady Oaks Christian Childcare • 1527 SW Argyle Dr
St Ambrose Day Care Center • 2250 SW 31st Ave
UCP Early Beginnings Academy • 3117 SW 13th Ct See Page 44
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG, NC
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33313
JCC of Fort Lauderdale • 6501 W Sunrise Blvd
This Generation of Hope • 5801 NW 19 St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33314
Brauser-Maimonides Academy • 5300 SW 40th Ave
Learn & Smile Preschool • 4233 Griffin Rd
Mailman Segal Institute • 7600 SW 36th St
University School of NSU • 7500 SW 36 St
SA
AI, FL
Fort Lauderdale 33315
Children's World South • 822 SW 27 St
Croissant Park Elementary: ESE • 1800 SW 4th Ave
Hudlett Day School • 1900 SW 4 Ave
Seagull Child Development Center • 425 SW 28th St
Southwest Christian Academy • 1100 SW 21St
St Jerome's Catholic School • 2601 SW 9th Ave
Trinity Lutheran Learning Center • 11 SW 11th St
Whiddon Rogers Ed Center Annex: ESE • 700 SW 26th St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33317
A Family Child Care, Inc • 1893 S SR 7
Ann Storck Center • 1790 SW 43rd Way
Ann Storck Center: ESE • 1790 SW 43rd Way
Meadowbrook Elementary: ESE • 2300 SW 46th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33319
New Beginnings Christian Academy • 4381 N SR 7
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33326
Sagemont School - Lower Campus • 1570 Town Center Cir
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33328
Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Inc • 10600 SW 59 St
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33330
Flamingo Road Child Dev Center • 12401 Stirling Rd
Master's Academy (The) • 13900 Griffin Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33331
West Broward Christian School • 17950 Griffin Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33334
Children's Choice Care Learning Ctr • 201-211 E Commercial Blvd
Creative Minds Preschool • 171-191 E Commercial Blvd
Kids Learning Academy • 5151 NE 14th Ter
Mother's Choice • 50 NE 51 St
Oakland Park Elementary: ESE • 936 NE 3rd St
Pine Crest School/Camp • 1501 NE 62nd St
St Marks Episcopal School • 1750 E Oakland Park Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33394
Tutor Time/Fort Lauderdale • 100 SE 3rd Ave, #150
Hallandale 33009
Early Learning is the Answer/ELITA • 117 SW 1st St
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 93
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Gulfstream Montessori • 772 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Gulfstream Montessori School • 640 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Academy • 15 NW 5th Ave See Page 86
Hallandale Christian School • 220 SW 6th Ave
Hollywood Kidz Care III • 704 Foster Rd
Kingdom Kids Academy • 120 SW 6 Ave
Learning Corner, The • 1003 SE First Ave
Linda's Kids Garden • 26 NW 8 Ave
Little Scholar Childcare Center • 1048 Foster Rd
Mount Everett Christian Academy • 318 NW 9th St
Nana's Pre-School Learning Center • 1010 S Federal Hwy
Renee's Day Care, Inc • 420 NE 2nd Ave
Shining Star Early Learning Ctr • 214 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-455-2781
954-455-2781
954-455-3036
954-458-2030
954-454-8441
954-455-4909
954-458-0091
954-454-9221
954-454-8998
954-454-2203
954-456-6262
954-457-4393
954-454-2954
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:15A-2:30P
8:15A-11:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-11:59P
6:45A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-7:00P
6:45A-6:45P
1y-5y
1y-3y
1y-8y
1y-5y
3y-4y
1y-12y
2m-12y
1m-5y
1y-5y
2y-5y
2y-5y
2y-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-922-0646
954-923-1010
954-923-0911
954-922-5531
954-921-0310
954-922-8558
954-926-5884
954-926-6563
954-922-0511
954-926-0940
954-921-7096
954-921-2798
954-922-5099
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
Su-Sa
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:30P
7:00A-5:00P
7:30A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-5:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
3m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
20m-10y
3y-12y
2y-10y
1m-13y
1m-12y
2m-12y
3y-5y
18m-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-986-2121
954-962-6254
954-967-4236
954-964-9163
954-322-4344
954-989-8336
954-989-1161
954-983-4981
954-966-7995
954-985-3040
954-987-1694
954-989-1390
954-983-1866
954-989-9622
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:45P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
9:00A-2:30P
7:30A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
2m-12y
4y-13y
2y-12y
3y-18y
1m-11y
1m-10y
3y-14y
3y-18y
3y-5y
6m-5y
1y-4y
1m-12y
2y-15y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-987-7260
954-966-9800
954-893-8877
954-989-8287
954-929-7010
954-963-1063
954-981-7312
954-967-8888
954-983-4321
954-893-0077
954-962-0944
954-983-2382
954-987-8747
954-987-1600
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-11:59P
8:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-12y
2m-11y
2y-12y
3y-5y
2y-10y
1m-12y
1y-5y
1m-13y
1m-12y
2y6m-10y
1m-12y
2y-5y
1y-5y
1y-12y
✔
✔
✔
954-963-2600
954-963-2600
954-967-4234
954-432-2550
954-962-0059
954-983-3516
954-966-6811
954-958-2880
954-431-2571
954-986-4448
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:30A-7:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-5y
18m-12y
3y-12y
2y-5y
1m-12y
3y-5y
1m-11y
3y-5y
1m-8y
1m-10y
Before
School
After
School
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
✔
✔
BG, O
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Hollywood 33020
ABC School • 2116 Garfield St
Academics & Us Preschool, Inc • 2514 Sheridan St
Charlee Ed Child Care Center • 1605 N 20th Ave
Childlife Early Childhood Ed Center • 300 N 24th Ave
Ebony Village Child Care • 2308 McClellan St
First Presbyterian Learning Center • 1600 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Kidz Care • 1610 S 24th Ave
Hollywood Kidz Care II • 2325 Wiley St
Kiddie Kollege, Inc • 2910 Jackson St
Oakridge Elementary: ESE • 1507 N 28th Ave
Preschool at Temple Beth El, The • 1351 S 14th Ave
Pumpkin Shell #3 • 1924 Monroe St
Tender Loving Child Care • 2325 Simms St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
Hollywood 33021
ABC Preschool • 5812 Taft St
Buttons & Bows Prof Day Care • 5650 Stirling Rd, Ste 12-14
David Park & Recreation • 108 N 33rd Ct
Emerald Hills School • 3270 Stirling Rd
Hollywood Christian School • 1708 N 60 Ave
Hollywood Hills United Methodist Preschl • 400 N 35th Ave
Just for Kids • 5608 Taft St
Nativity Catholic School • 5200 Johnson St
Sheridan Hills Christian School • 3751 Sheridan St
Sheridan Hills Elementary: ESE • 5100 Thomas St
Temple Sinai Early Childhood • 1400 N 46th Ave
Temple Solel • 5100 Sheridan St
Wee Ones of Hollywood Hills • 5516 Hollywood Blvd
YMCA Child Care and After Schl Care • 3161 Taft St See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
A, BG
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Hollywood 33023
ABC Academy Development Center • 6020 Dawson St
ABC Academy of Hollywood • 6020 Funston St
Academics Plus • 6311 Washington St
Annunciation Catholic School • 3751 SW 39th St
Aukela Christian Military Academy • 2835 Madison St
Carver Ranches Day Care Center • 2201 SW 42nd Ave
Gethsemane Child Care Center • 5201 SW 18 St
Love Thy Children • 5610 Washington St
New Mirawood Day Care • 5820 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park Montessori School • 2921 SW 56th Ave
Pumpkin Shell #2 • 6025 Mayo St
Star of Bethlehem Day Care Center • 5401 SW 24th St
Washington Park Childcare Center • 5731 Pembroke Rd
Young Kidz Academy • 6281 Pembroke Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
Hollywood 33024
Beacon Hill School • 7600 N Davie Rd Ext
Beacon Hill School • 7600 N Davie Rd Ext
Beverly Park Preschool/After Care • 6291 Funston St
Calvary Kids Preschool • 8530 Stirling Rd
Children's Learning Center • 6882 Stirling Rd
Epworth United Methodist Preschool • 7651 Johnson St
Hollywood Christian Academy, Inc • 6611 Moseley St
Hollywood Park Elementary: ESE • 901 N 69th Way
Holy Sacrament Christian • 2801 N University Dr
Kids In Motion Learning Center • 906 N 62nd Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
94 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
✔
✔
✔
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-961-7969
954-965-9171
954-432-5311
954-987-2026
954-981-8419
954-894-7711
954-322-6957
954-985-3077
954-989-1911
954-437-3197
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:45A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-11:59P
6:00A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:30P
6:00A-6:30P
1m-13y
3m-12y
2m-12y
2y-12y
4y-5y
1m-12y
1y-5y
3y-5y
1y-5y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-730-3351
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
1m-5y
✔
954-731-3197
954-733-3040
954-730-8090
954-730-3360
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
5:30A-6:00P
1y-5y
1m-13y
6m-12y
954-731-2336
954-731-1199
954-731-7524
954-739-6577
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-5y
1y-5y
2y-14y
1m-14y
✔
954-763-2455
954-485-1545
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:15P
6:00A-6:00P
13m-10y
1y-8y
✔
✔
All My Children Academy III • 5328-5336 N University Dr
Ascension Peace Childcare Center • 2701 N SR 7
954-578-7495
954-739-9411
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6m-12y
1y-12y
✔
✔
Castle Hill Elementary: ESE • 2640 NW 46th Ave
KIDS-Kindergarten Infant Daycare Sp • 2799 NW 55 Ave
954-497-3860
954-735-6391
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:15A-6:15P
3y-5y
1m-12y
✔
Kinderworld Preschool Center, Inc • 1521 NW 47th Ave
Lauderhill PT Elementary: ESE • 1500 NW 49th Ave
954-735-1476
754-322-6700
M-F
M-F
6:15A-6:15P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-12y
3y-5y
Open Bible Preschool 1 • 2030 NW 9 Ave
Royal Palm Elementary: ESE • 1951 NW 56th Ave
954-733-1949
954-497-3840
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
1y-12y
3y-5y
Stepping Stones Learning Center • 2331 N SR 7, Ste 106-107
954-714-1121
M-F
6:45A-6:00P
1y-12y
Endeavour Elementary: ESE • 2600 NW 58th Ter
954-714-1200
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
Family Montessori Learning Ctr, Inc • 7356 W Commercial Blvd
954-747-4934
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
1y-5y
954-747-4774
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
954-782-5946
954-786-0303
954-943-5049
954-946-9380
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
954-979-2665
954-987-2900
954-978-2900
954-755-3205
954-974-2404
954-978-6341
954-753-7833
954-979-5182
954-755-5808
954-970-0509
754-322-6900
954-977-5979
954-968-4545
954-978-2273
954-956-0220
954-968-7713
954-977-9311
954-972-0437
954-970-3756
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Lil' Rascals Academy - Hollywood • 1911 N 66th Ave
Little Bear and Friends • 6311 Johnson St
Little Shavers Day Care • 7747 Davie Rd Ext
Lycee Franco-American Presch • 3100 N 75th Ave
Parkway Christian School • 6301 Fillmore St
Patty Cake Academy • 6300 Polk St
Playland Academy Childcare Learning Ctr • 2640 NW 72 Ave
Quest Center, The: ESE • 6401 Charleston St
Rainbow Montessori School • 6067 Hollywood Blvd
Toddler Tech Academy - Davie • 3337 N University Dr
Before
School
After
School
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
2y-5y
1m-5y
2y-5y
2m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:30P
8:30A-2:30P
7:00A-6:00P
8:15A-3:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:30A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
2y-5y
3y-5y
2y-12y
2y-5y
2y-5y
2y-5y
1m-12y
1y-12y
2m-12y
1y-12y
3y-5y
1y-12y
15m-5y
6m-5y
1m-12y
2m-12y
1y-11y
2y-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33311
Paradise Day Care Center • 3311 NW 29 St
A, BG
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33313
Creative Bright Beginnings • 2990 NW 43 Ave
New Life Child Care and Ed Ctr • 4440 W Oakland Park Blvd
One on One Enrichment Academy • 2500 N SR 7
Teddy Bear Child Care Learning Ctr • 4340 W Oakland Park Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33319
Merrell United Methodist Preschool • 3900 N State Hwy 7
Open Bible Preschool 2 • 4767 NW 24 Ct
Phyl's Academy • 4645 N SR 7 See Page 111
Riverwood School - Headway • 4850 N SR 7, Ste 112
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
Lauderdale Manor 33311
Little Acorn Children Center • 1406 Chateau Park Dr
New Beginning Christian Academy 2 • 1845 NW 38 Ave
Lauderhill 33313
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Lauderhill 33319
✔
✔
BG, NC
Lauderhill 33351
Taylor Children's Academy • 4939 N University Dr
✔
Lighthouse Point 33064
Children's Castle Preschool • 4771 NE 22nd Ave
Circle Time Preschool • 4301 N Federal Hwy
Footprints Preschool, Inc • 2000 NE 39 St
Trinity Learning Center • 3901 NE 22 Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
Margate 33063
Abundant Life Christian Academy • 1494 Banks Rd
Alphabetland - Margate: ESE • 2851 N SR 7 See Page 83
Alphabetland/Camp Renegade • 2851 N SR 7 See Page 83
Coral Springs Christian Preschool • 7955 Royal Palm Blvd
Faith Christian School • 1801 NW 65th Ave
Hebrew Academy • 1500 N SR 7
KinderCare #774 • 3225 Holiday Springs Blvd
La Petite Academy (Margate) • 6750 W Atlantic Blvd
La Petite Academy / Margate • 3228 Holiday Springs Blvd
Margate Christian Academy • 420 NW 66th Ave
Margate Elementary: ESE • 6300 NW 18th St
Small Feat Preschool (Margate) • 5327 W Atlantic Blvd
Temple Beth Am ECC • 7205 Royal Palm Blvd
Time to Care • 5800 NW 8 St
Time to Care Preschool #2 • 6201 W Atlantic Blvd
Toddler Club LLC • 3285 N SR 7
Wexford Academy • 6460 W Atlantic Blvd
Wexford Day School • 1800 Cathedral Dr
Winfield Christian Academy • 2474 N SR 7
AT, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 95
Phone
Number
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Before
School
After
School
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
2y-12y
3y-5y
3y-11y
1m-11y
1y-11y
3y-5y
2y-6y
1y-12y
13m-12y
3y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-10:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:30P
1y-10y
1y-12y
2y-5y
2m-5y
1y-5y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
3m-12y
3y-5y
✔
954-602-3360
954-885-4439
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
3m-12y
3y-5y
✔
954-721-2229
954-722-7082
954-968-2055
954-720-9034
954-972-3321
954-977-0920
954-721-7520
954-917-9111
954-726-7500
954-721-8922
954-721-5760
954-720-9800
954-726-7560
954-721-3920
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-7:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-7:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1y-12y
1y-12y
1m-12y
2y-10y
1m-5y
1m-13y
1y-12y
1y-12y
3y-5y
2m-10y
1y-11y
1y-11y
3y-5y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-561-8601
M-F
7:30A-6:00P
2y-5y
✔
954-568-4445
954-390-0780
954-561-0175
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:30A-6:00P
1m-13y
3y-5y
1y-6y
✔
954-561-2555
M-F
6:00A-6:00P
954-561-6282
M-F
8:45A-6:00P
954-568-6610 M,Tu,Th,F,Sa 7:30A-6:00P
2m-13y
3y-12y
1m-3y
✔
✔
✔
954-323-8008
954-575-2600
754-322-8200
M-F
M-F
M-F
9:00A-2:15P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
18m-5y
6m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
954-575-8940
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
954-985-2940
954-983-8998
954-964-7993
954-986-5042
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
3y-5y
1y-8y
3m-6y
3y-5y
954-704-8401
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
754-322-5300 M, Tu, Th, F
954-974-7320
M-F
954-974-0010
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
3y-5y
18m-10y
1m-12y
954-963-6683
954-985-5465
954-987-1234
954-981-9269
954-987-8004
954-985-5444
954-989-3362
954-989-7320
954-989-6264
954-983-2636
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
954-441-4488
954-431-2301
954-437-0415
954-431-8837
954-450-3773
954-432-9700
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
954-442-4030
954-442-0040
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Margate 33068
Atlantic West Elementary: ESE • 301 NW 69th Ter
Children's World of Margate • 319 S SR 7
Lil' Rascals Academy - Margate • 6050 SW 7th St
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
A, BG
✔
✔
Miramar 33023
Miramar Community Services - Civic Ctr • 6920 SW 35 St
Miramar Elementary: ESE • 6831 SW 26th St
Miramar Lutheran Learning Center • 7790 Lasalle Blvd
Miramar United Methodist Preschool • 2507 Utopia Dr
Oxford Academy of Miramar • 6138 SW 30 St
Perry, AC Elementary: ESE • 6850 SW 34th St
Phyl's Academy/Miramar • 4052 SW 69 Ave
Precious Little People • 6135 SW 18th St
Small Fry Daycare - Pembroke • 6150 Pembroke Rd
St Stephens Catholic School • 2000 SR 7
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
BG, NC
FC
✔
✔
✔
Miramar 33025
Adventure Bay Early Learning • 10950 Pembroke Rd
La Petite Academy • 2610 S Douglas Rd
Miramar Early Childhood - Youth Center • 2001 Douglas Rd
Precious Resource • 3256 S University Dr
Precious Years Christian Academy • 11400 Miramar Pkwy
Toddler Tech - Miramar • 3230 S Douglas Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Miramar 33027
Miramar Early Childhood - Silver Shores • 15700 Pembroke Rd
Silver Lakes Elementary: ESE • 2300 SW 173rd Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
Miramar 33029
Miramar Early Childhood/Sunset Lakes • 2801 SW 186 Ave
Sunset Lakes Elementary: ESE • 18400 SW 25th St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
North Lauderdale 33068
A 2 Z 4 Kids, Inc • 7240 Kimberly Blvd
ABC Workshop, Inc • 7720 Kimberly Blvd
All Nations Preschool • 1401 S SR 7
Alphabetland/Camp Renegade • 7540 Southgate Blvd See Page 83
Bethel Christian Academy • 6060 Kimberly Blvd
Head Start Preschool • 6001 Kimberly Blvd
KinderCare Lrng Ctr #725 • 7460 Kimberly Blvd
Little Leaders • 6045 Kimberly Blvd, Ste E
Morrow Elementary: ESE • 408 SW 76th Ter
New Beginnings Academy • 976 SW 81st Ave
One Step at A Time • 1051 SW 80 Ave
One Step at A Time • 8001 Kimberly Blvd
Pinewood Elementary: ESE • 1600 SW 83rd Ave
Village Methodist Day School • 1001 SW 71st Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
BG, NC, O
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Oakland Park 33306
Christ Lutheran Church Preschl • 1955 E Oakland Park Blvd
Oakland Park 33309
Kids In Action • 433 NW 41 St
Lloyd Estates Elementary: ESE • 750 NW 41st St
Pride and Joy Learning Center • 400 W Prospect Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
Oakland Park 33334
Larson Academy • 801 E Oakland Park Blvd
Oakland Park Parks & Rec Tiny • 1246 NE 37th St
Providence Place Child Care Ctr • 1299 E Oakland Park Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
Parkland 33067
Mary Help of Christian Preschool • 5980 University Dr
Oxford Academy of Parkland • 5993 W Hillsboro Blvd
Riverglades Elementary: ESE • 7400 Parkside Dr
✔
✔
✔
Parkland 33076
Park Trails Elementary: ESE • 10700 Trails End
✔
✔
Pembroke Park 33023
Lake Forest Elementary: ESE • 3550 SW 48th Ave
Peppermint University Daycare • 3900 SW 40 Ave
Tabernacle Christian Center • 6741 Pembroke Rd
Village Preschool • 6700 SW 13th St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33024
ABC Day Care & Learning Center • 9091 Taft St
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
96 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Child Dev Ctr @ BCC South • 7200 Hollywood Blvd, Bldg 73
Faith Child Development Center • 1700 NW 98 Ave
Future Generation Preschool • 8523 Pines Blvd
Kids of Promise Preschool • 7885 Pines Blvd
KinderCare/Pembroke Pines • 9600 Pines Blvd
La Petite Academy • 1900 N Douglas Rd
One Step at a Time • 10000 Johnson St
Pembear Pediatric Care • 2301 University Dr
Pembroke Lakes Academy • 1595 NW 89th Ter
Peppermint Univerity • 7749 Johnson St
Pines Prep Academy • 7950 Taft St
St Boniface Preschool • 8330 Johnson St
Stepping Stones Learning Center • 8914 Taft St
Tanglewood Academy • 9860 Pines Blvd
Tutor Time/Pembroke Pines • 1780 N University Dr
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
Before
School
After
School
954-201-8652
954-432-7336
954-433-9500
954-989-7998
954-437-8536
954-432-7734
954-435-8155
954-963-8434
954-432-0311
954-983-8998
954-966-4777
954-437-3215
954-433-5437
954-431-8805
954-430-6321
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:30P
15m-5y
2y6m-12y
2m-5y
1y-5y
1m-12y
1y-12y
1m-5y
1m-16y
1m-12y
2y-8y
2m-12y
1y-5y
1m-5y
1y-10y
1m-11y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-447-9962
954-443-4804
954-432-7605
954-437-3949
954-437-5051
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
6:45A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-7:00P
7:00A-6:30P
1m-12y
1y-12y
1y-12y
1m-12y
1y-6y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-438-4835
954-322-3350
954-704-9080
954-437-1920
954-885-7250
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:00A-6:30P
6:45A-6:00P
6:15A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:30A-6:00P
1y-10y
2y-5y
2y-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
954-431-7077
M-F
6:45A-6:00P
954-885-1000
754-323-4519
954-443-3002
954-704-3260
954-704-9000
954-433-5269
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
6:00A-6:30P
6:45A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-10y
2m-11y
1m-10y
3y-5y
6m-13y
2m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-430-7707
M-F
954-438-1918
M-Th
954-443-4816
M-F
954-441-1260
M-F
954-447-3211
M-F
954-441-0410
M-F
754-323-6850
M-F
954-430-9900
M-F
954-437-1140 M, Tu, Th, F
954-704-3100
M-F
954-437-1134
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
6:45A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:30P
9:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:30A-6:00P
3y-6y
3y-5y
1y-12y
1y-5y
2m-12y
6m-5y
3y-5y
2m-5y
3y-5y
3y-5y
3m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-252-9250
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
954-434-8884
M-F
954-792-0026
954-584-6246
954-797-4200
954-792-1710
954-316-2127
954-316-2127
954-321-6006
954-581-2900
954-797-4220
954-581-5333
954-587-8784
954-797-4290
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33025
Achievers Academy • 10777 Pembroke Rd
City of Pembroke Pines Preschl • 10801 Pembroke Rd, E Campus
La Petite Academy (14 St) • 12151 SW 14th St
Nob Hill Academy • 12213 Pembroke Rd See Page 84
Viewpoint Child Care Center • 10440 Taft St
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33026
Alice's Enrichment Center • 1890 NW 122nd Ter
City of Pembroke Pines Preschl • 12200 Sheridan St, Cntrl Campus
It's Academic Learning Center • 11284 Pines Blvd
Pines Lakes Elementary: ESE • 10300 Johnson St
St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Preschool • 601 N Hiatus Rd
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33027
Learning Center for Children, The • 12578 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines 33028
Alice's Enrichment Center • 2100 N Flamingo Rd
Bright Beginnings • 901 NW 129 Ave
Chesterbrook Academy • 14850 NW 20th St
Lakeside Elementary: ESE • 900 NW 136th Ave
Lil' Rascals Academy - Pembroke Pines • 12499 Taft St
Little Me Pre-School • 17300 Pines Blvd See Page 86
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33029
A World of Knowledge Preschool • 750 NW 180th Ter
Chapel Trail Elementary: ESE • 19595 Taft St
City of Pembroke Pines Preschl • 1600 SW 184 Ave - W Campus
Growing Bright Enrichment Ctr • 18239 Pines Blvd
KinderCare - Johnson Street • 18500 Johnson St
Open Valley at Pembroke Pines • 20170 Pines Blvd, Ste 201
Panther Run Elementary: ESE • 801 NW 172nd Ave
Pines Enrichment Center, Inc • 18433 Pines Blvd
Rose G Price Park Active Tots • 901 NW 208th Ave
Silver Palms Elementary: ESE • 1209 NW 155th Ave
West Pines Preschool • 18490 NW Johnson St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
2y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
7:00A-6:30P
2m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
9:00A-12:00A
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-5y
1m-4y
3y-5y
2y6m-6y
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
9:00A-12:00A
7:00A-6:00P
7:55A-1:55P
1m-5y
1m-12y
3y-5y
2y-5y
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33331
Apple Tree Montessori • 6301 SW 160th Ave
Pembroke Pines 33332
Everglades Academy • 6941 SW 196 Ave, #21
Plantation 33313
Kiddie Academy of West Broward • 1050 NW 43 Ave
Kids at Play • 1001 NW 70 Ave
Mirror Lake Elementary: ESE • 1200 NW 72nd Ave
Plantation Methodist Preschool • 1001 NW 70th Ave
Riverwood School at City Center • 6820 W Sunrise Blvd
Riverwood School-City Center: ESE • 6820 W Sunrise Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
Plantation 33317
Children's Place Day Care (The) • 940 S SR 7
Kiddie Ridge Academy • 7077 W Broward Blvd
Peters Elementary: ESE • 851 NW 68th Ave
Plantation Christian Preschool • 6501 W Broward Blvd
Plantation Day Care Center, Inc • 4610 NW 9th Ct
Plantation Elementary: ESE • 651 NW 42nd Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 97
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Riverwood Express • 343 N SR 7
Sinai Day Care and Learning Center • 201 NW 46 Ave
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-791-4007
954-792-3868
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-5y
✔
954-916-9144
954-370-5132
954-476-5880
954-473-8500
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:30A-11:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:15P
1y-9y
1m-12y
1m-13y
1y-11y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-723-1520
M-F
8:30A-3:00P
3y-18y
954-472-3552
954-473-4400
954-473-2008
954-474-5855
954-370-2161
954-472-8700
954-452-0246
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-6:00P
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-11y
3y-4y
1y-10y
1m-12y
2y-12y
1y-10y
1m-12y
954-472-0022
954-472-4673
954-473-4622
954-474-0750
954-424-3164
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
3y-18y
2y-6y
2y-5y
2m-12y
1y-12y
954-783-6774
954-946-2229
954-946-7503
954-941-1228
954-784-2757
954-946-7215
954-786-4180
954-786-3500
954-942-0328
954-977-2250
954-489-2426
954-782-2482
954-943-7776
954-943-1766
954-783-0019
954-943-5437
954-941-3467
954-782-4832
954-943-8780
954-781-4870
954-783-5099
954-782-4644
754-322-7250
954-785-2446
954-941-0372
954-943-4774
954-786-3700
954-783-9722
954-785-6118
954-783-9966
954-785-2064
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
6:45A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-5:45P
7:30A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6:45A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:55P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:15P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:00P
1m-12y
3m-10y
1y-5y
3y-5y
2y-5y
2y-5y
3y-10y
3y-5y
1y-5y
3y-4y
3y-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-5y
6m-12y
1y-5y
1y-14y
2y-5y
2y-12y
1m-10y
1m-5y
1m-5y
3y-5y
3m-12y
1m-11y
1m-10y
3y-5y
1m-12y
1y-12y
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:30A-12:30A
7:00A-6:00P
7:50A-6:00P
2y6m-5y
1y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:45A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-5:45P
8:00A-2:00P
2y6m-5y
3y-19y
18m-5y
1m-12y
1y-12y
1m-5y
3y-5y
✔
Before
School
After
School
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
Plantation 33322
Aunt D's Child Care Center • 1933 N Pine Island Rd
KinderCare #1221 • 10790 W Sunrise Blvd
Lil Rascals • 7980 S Marcano Blvd
Small Fry - Sunrise • 7779 W Sunrise Blvd
✔
Plantation 33323
Broward Christian School • 1490 NW 124 Ave
Plantation 33324
Adventure Bay Early Learning • 10141 Cleary Blvd
Candil Jacaranda School • 8250 Peters Rd
Imagination Station Academy • 867 N Nob Hill Rd
KinderCare #1285 • 8301 W Federated Roadway
Our Savior Lutheran School • 8001 NW 5th St
Temple Kol Ami Day School/Camp • 8200 Peters Rd
Tutor Time • 851 SW 78th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
O
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
AI
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Plantation 33325
American Heritage School • 12200 W Broward Blvd
Developmental Preschool Center • 11401 W Broward Blvd
Little Piece of Heaven Preschool • 11701 NW 4th St
Plantation Prep Academy • 11300 W Broward Blvd
Ramat Shalom Preschool • 11301 W Broward Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
BG, NC
BG, NC
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33060
All My Children Academy I, Inc • 2061 N Dixie Hwy
Baby Boomers Childcare Center • 261 SE 13th Ave
Broward Children's Center - North • 25 SE 20 Ave
Broward Children's Center: ESE • 114 SE 20th Ave
Caterpillar Montessori School • 251 SW 6 St
Children's House • 307 NE 1st St
City of Pompano Beach Preschool • 1801 N E 6th St
Cypress Elementary: ESE • 851 SW 3rd Ave
Cypress Presbyterian Preschool • 950 S Cypress Rd
Drew, Charles Elementary: ESE • 1000 NW 31st Ave
Drew, Charles Resource Center: ESE • 2600 NW 9th Ct
First Baptist Preschool • 138 NE 1st St
First United Methodist Child Development • 210 NE 3rd St
Hopewell Preschool Academy • 894 NW 15th St
Ideal Child Care & Learning Center • 1003 E Atlantic Blvd
Joshua's Tree Preschool • 7 NE 14th Ave
Kidz Time Pre-School • 1512 E Atlantic Blvd
La Bergerie Preschool • 333 MLK Bvd
Little Rainbow Academy, Inc • 101 SE 11th Ave
McNab Kindergarten and Nursery • 740 E McNab Rd
Mom's Substitute Child Care & Learning Ctr • 406 NW 3 Ave
New Generation of Pompano • 1999 NE 6th St
Norcrest Elementary: ESE • 3951 NE 16th Ave
Old Pompano Preschool • 900 NE 5 St
Our Children's Workshop Early Learning • 1406 NE 4th St
Peter Pan Child Developement Center, Inc • 410 NW 14th St
Pompano Beach Elementary ESE • 700 NE 13th Ave
Queen's Little Angel Child Care Center • 210 NE First St
Schaeffer's Pre-School Academy • 245 NW 11th St
St Saviour Academy, Inc • 216 NE 1st Ave
T and T Learning Center • 231 S Dixie Hwy
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
O
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
O
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33062
Imagination Station/Pompano • 2331 NE 26th Ave
954-941-7501
Precious Moments Preschl, Inc • 2500 NE 14th St Cswy See Page 86 954-786-1007
St Coleman Catholic School • 2250 SE 12th St
954-942-3500
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33064
First Christian Church Day • 1860 NE 39 St
Highlands Christian Academy • 501 NE 48 St
Hope Lutheran Church • 1840 NE 41st St
Kiddy Land Preschool • 331 NE 25th St
Little Steps Child Care • 1625 NE 28 St
North Broward Children's Preschool • 3750 NE 3rd Ave
Palmview Elementary: ESE • 2601 NE 1st Ave
954-942-2549
954-421-1747
954-942-2570
954-942-2545
954-786-9229
954-946-4190
954-786-3788
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
98 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
A, BG
✔
✔
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Park Ridge Elementary: ESE • 5200 NE 9th Ave
Precious Kidz • 4113 N Dixie Hwy
Precious Kidz Too • 3301 NW 5th Ter
St Elizabeth Catholic School • 901 NE 33rd St
Tedder Elementary: ESE • 4157 NE 1st Ter
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
954-481-5785
954-782-6146
954-784-0087
954-942-2161
954-786-3740
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:45A-3:00P
8:15A-2:15P
3y-5y
1m-14y
1m-13y
4y-5y
3y-5y
954-975-5373
954-977-3300
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-12y
3y-5y
✔
954-984-5888
954-978-2988
954-978-9701
954-979-6418
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
5:30A-6:00P
6:30A-5:00P
6:30A-11:59P
6:45A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-12y
2m-9y
3y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-680-9497
954-434-5252
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1y-5y
2m-7y
✔
954-583-5858
954-731-9806
954-749-7330
954-572-1200
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-12y
1m-12y
1y-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
754-322-5350
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
954-572-1240
954-741-3797
M-F
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
6:45A-6:30P
3y-5y
1y-10y
954-845-7150
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
3y-5y
954-424-1898
954-384-4884
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
18m-10y
1y-11y
✔
✔
954-572-0033
954-742-4842
954-746-5437
954-746-9400
954-577-4106
954-749-1333
954-748-0006
954-747-8708
954-742-8592
954-742-6704
954-578-2282
954-748-4409
954-749-0662
954-572-2900
954-741-2233
954-741-8130
954-572-6449
954-572-1210
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
9:00A-11:59P
2:30P-8:00P
8:00A-6:00P
9:00A-3:00P
6:45A-6:15P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-8:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-2:30P
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
1m-12y
3y-5y
3y-14y
18m-5y
3y-5y
1m-10y
6m-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1y-12y
3m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
4y-5y
1y-10y
3y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-724-0029
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
2y-12y
✔
954-722-1555
954-726-1973
954-722-7102
954-720-4160
954-721-1107
954-718-4393
954-722-1699
954-722-4880
954-722-9537
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:45A-3:15P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
6:30A-7:00P
6:30A-6:15P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
2y-13y
2y-5y
2m-12y
3y-5y
2m-13y
1m-12y
1m-12y
18m-12y
15m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-384-6605
954-349-6565
954-389-0488
M-F
9:00A-3:00P
9:00A-2:30P
7:00A-6:15P
1m-5y
18m-2y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
Licensed
Before
School
✔
✔
After
School
✔
✔
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33068
Broadview Children's Center • 1880 SW 62nd Ave
Broadview Elementary: ESE • 1800 SW 62nd Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33069
All My Children Academy II • 178 North Powerline Rd
Cynthia & Ju-Nica's Preschool, Inc • 1081 NW 24th Ave
Marva Sands Ages & Stages • 2231 NW 5th St
Super Starz Learning Center • 3141 W Atlantic Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
Southwest Ranches 33330
New Horizon Learning Center • 5741 S Flamingo Rd
Southwest Ranches Christian Academy • 13400 Griffin Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC, O
✔
Sunrise 33313
Children's Wonderland • 6200 NW 11 St
Cradles to Creativity Preschool • 1577 Sunset Strip
New Society Academy • 6665 Sunset Strip
Village Elementary: ESE • 2100 NW 70th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunrise 33321
Banyan Elementary: ESE • 8800 NW 50th St
✔
✔
Sunrise 33322
Nob Hill Elementary: ESE • 2100 NW 104th Ave
TLC Quality Child Care • 10125 Sunset Strip
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG, NC
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunrise 33325
Sawgrass Elementary: ESE • 12655 NW 8th St
✔
Sunrise 33326
A Children's Carousel • 1051 Shotgun Rd
Adventure Bay Early Learning/Weston • 16098 W SR 84
Sunrise 33351
All Ages Preschool • 3816 N University Dr
All Saints Catholic Pre-School • 10900 W Oakland Park Blvd
All Sports Child Care • 4213 N Pine Island Rd
ARC, Inc • 10250 NW 53 St
ARC: ESE • 10250 NW 53rd St
Chesterbrook Academy • 9897 W Oakland Park Blvd
Harvard Preschool/Summer Camp • 8955 NW 50 St
Kids Manor Preschool, Inc • 3477 Hiatus Rd
KinderCare #1228 • 8520 NW 44th St
La Petite Academy • 4360 Springtree Dr
Lil' Rascals Academy • 10092 W Oakland Park Blvd
Neighborhood Kids Preschool • 10651 W Oakland Park Blvd
Oakland Academy, Inc • 8250 W Oakland Park Blvd
Parent Child Education Center • 4684 NW 103 Ave
Preschool Prep, Inc • 4365 N University Dr See Page 84
School of Islamic Studies • 4505 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise Academy & Preschool • 8812 Springtree Lakes Dr
Welleby Elementary: ESE • 3230 Nob Hill Rd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
BG, NC
✔
BG
BG, NC
BG, NC
BG, NC
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Tamarac 33319
Tamarac Preschool Academy • 6801 W Commercial Blvd
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Tamarac 33321
Alazhar School • 7201 W McNab Rd
All Saints Lutheran Pre-School • 7875 W McNab Rd
American Eagle Academy • 10046 W Mcnab Rd
Challenger Elementary: ESE • 5703 NW 94th Ave
Champions Learning Center • 5835 N University Dr
Child Time Learning Center • 8169 N Pine Island Rd
Children's Paradise Preschool • 7149 N Pine Island Rd
Woodlands Montessori Day School • 6820 NW 70 Ave
Tamarac Jewish Center • 9101 NW 57th St
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Weston 33326
B'nai Aviv Early Childhood Center • 1410 Indian Trc
Chabad of Weston • 18501 Tequesta Trace Park Ln
Chesterbrook Academy • 1250 Dykes Rd
M-F
✔
✔
BG, NC
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 99
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Creative Child Learning Center • 150 Weston Rd
Indian Trace Elementary: ESE • 400 Indian Trc Rd
Lil Rascals • 1685 N Commerce Pkwy
Manatee Bay Elementary: ESE • 19200 SW 36th St
St Paul Child Enrichment Center • 580 Indian Trc
Three Village Montessori • 1400 Indian Trc
VIP Kids Preschool • 1845 N Corporate Lakes Blvd
Weston Learning Academy • 16602 Saddle Club Rd
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-389-8245
954-384-5144
954-389-9888
954-358-6700
954-384-1261
954-384-7325
954-598-9800
954-389-7878
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
8:00A-2:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8:10A-2:10P
8:30A-2:00P
8:30A-3:00P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
1m-10y
3y-5y
2y-11y
3y-5y
3y-5y
2y-9y
1y-5y
1y-12y
✔
954-217-8566
954-389-1232
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
9:00A-1:00P
18m-4y
16m-4y
✔
✔
954-564-1773
954-567-5614
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
3m-12y
3y-5y
✔
✔
954-565-7371
954-568-2142
M-F
M-F
7:00A-5:45P
7:00A-5:45P
28m-5y
29m-5y
954-984-4125
M-F
6:30A-5:30P
954-427-8977
954-426-2549
M-F
M-F
954-252-5463
954-434-4689
Before
School
After
School
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
6m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
6:30A-5:30P
7:30A-11:59P
1m-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
7:30A-8:30P
7:30A-5:30P
1m-10y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-346-8016
954-796-1790
954-255-2895
954-345-4511
954-344-1434
954-753-6658
954-755-4353
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
7:30A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
5m-12y
1m-5y
3m-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-5y
2m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-755-6786
954-752-6184
954-796-8025
954-344-2020
M-Th
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:30P
7:30A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
1m-5y
1m-4y
1m-5y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-341-1911
954-341-4362
M-F
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-6:30P
1m-12y
1m-12y
954-920-9147
Su-Sa
7:00A-11:59P
954-581-8494
M-F
954-423-2414
954-915-0108
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
✔
BG, NC
✔
A, BG
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Weston 33327
Cambridge School, The • 2550 Glades Cir
Temple Dor Dorim • 2360 Glades Cir
BG, NC
✔
Wilton Manors 33305
Busy Bees Preschool • 2224 NE 11 Ave
Kids Therapeutic Preschool • 819 NE 26 St
✔
✔
Wilton Manors 33334
First Christian Church of Wilton Manors • 2733 NE 14th Ave
First Christian Church/Wilton Manors II • 2700 NE 14th Ave
FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES
Coconut Creek 33066
Martinez, Katie
✔
Coconut Creek 33073
Cooper, Gladys
Gregoire, Margaret
Cooper City 33328
Carvalho, Patricia
Russow, Tracey
Coral Springs 33065
Matthews, Erica
Middleton, Rita
Pitts, Arleen
Ramkalawan, Ingrid
Ritman, Julia Elena
Saavedra, Cecilia
Stevens, Luz Marina
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
6m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
8:00A-5:00P
1m-10y
✔
M-F
M-F
6:30A-5:30P
7:30A-6:00P
1m-4y
4m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-427-4230
954-481-6698
954-571-2964
954-429-3715
954-428-6592
954-481-9977
954-570-7557
954-531-6100
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
Su-Sa
M-F
7:00A-5:00P
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
8:00A-5:00P
6:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:00P
1m-5y
3m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-776-6710
M-F
8:30A-11:59P
1y-4y
✔
✔
✔
954-776-7224
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
954-581-8251
M-F
12:00A-11:59P
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NC
Coral Springs 33071
Caldwell, Sheri
Dharamdas, Monica
Riggs, Terri
Robinson, Pamela
✔
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33076
Amoroso, Fara
Nelson, Nora
✔
Dania 33004
Harris, Sandra
Davie 33314
Cardenas, Maritza
Davie 33324
Delaney, Payton
Vinas, Vanessa
✔
Deerfield Beach 33441
Green, Dorothy
Gross, Brenda
James, Jacqueline
Johnson, Nedra
McCutcheon Priscilla
Rattray, Pamela
Savage, Janice
Scott, Deloris
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33308
Williams, Julie
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33309
Loudermilk, Pamela
BG, NC
Fort Lauderdale 33311
Baynard, Elaine
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
100 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Bell, Angela
Coats, Crystal
Coney, Barbara (Watts)
Cooper, Lucille
Cunningham, Belinda G
Doctor, Melissa
Ebanks, Jacqueline
Gaines, Karen
Griner, Keteline
Hickson, Sheila
Jackson, Charlene
Jones, Luereatha
Jordan, Martha
Lister, Autrey
Maxwell, Kaiwana
McCormick, Cassandra
Moore, Melisa
Rahming, Curtina
Robinson, Phyllis
Vanhook, Mattie
Washington, Angela
Woods, Lorris
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-689-8770
954-327-7992
954-587-9066
954-462-5155
954-731-4559
954-764-4004
954-463-3179
954-327-8245
954-484-6090
954-638-1163
954-581-3621
954-676-5422
954-527-5243
954-316-8954
954-677-9616
954-485-6531
954-523-2445
954-583-8737
954-462-7720
954-735-5181
954-525-7682
954-768-9367
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
Tu-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-Sa
7:00A-5:30P
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-5:30P
6:00A-11:59P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:00A-5:00P
6:30A-5:30P
6:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
5:00A-8:00P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
6:30A-11:00P
7:00A-6:30P
3m-13y
1m-12y
1m-5y
2m-11y
2m-12y
1m-10y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
2m-7y
1m-5y
4m-2y
2m-5y
3m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
3m-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-581-8835
954-587-5741
954-792-7860
954-894-3993
954-792-2773
954-316-2432
954-792-1011
954-587-6672
954-316-6220
954-792-1745
954-583-7530
954-316-4929
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
5:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:00P
6:00A-11:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:00A-11:59P
6:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
3m-8y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-13y
1m-12y
3m-12y
1m-12y
3m-7y
9m-13y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-797-9939
954-792-0081
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
3m-12y
1m-5y
954-267-9168
954-772-9582
M-F
M-F
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-5:00P
954-458-3018
954-454-2970
954-456-3740
954-458-9658
M-F
M-Sa
Su-Sa
M-F
954-922-7021
Before
School
After
School
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
1m-5y
1m-3y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
1m-12y
3m-6y
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
8:00A-5:30P
1m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-923-7988
954-920-9630
954-920-0848
954-927-6412
954-925-9369
954-925-1527
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
7:00A-5:00P
8:00A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
12:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
8:00A-5:30P
2m-10y
1m-12y
1m-5y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-967-8081
954-963-6940
954-987-5633
954-961-5439
954-987-2752
954-894-1644
954-983-2075
954-987-9026
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
8:30A-4:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
8:00A-5:30P
1m-12y
1m-5y
1m-3y
1m-3y
2m-4y
1m-5y
1m-5y
4m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-894-0062
954-983-5884
Su-Sa
M-F
12:00A-11:59P
7:30A-5:30P
1m-2y
3m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
BG, NF
Fort Lauderdale 33312
Arbelo, Jennifer
Boatwright, Verna
Carter, Sandra
Chambers, Betty
Green, Lydia
Guyton, Tammie
Mauthner, Mary
Mayweather, Malinda
Tanner, Latrice
Veltri, Carol
Walker, Lisa
Wilson, Brenda
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33317
Gomez, Araceli
Mallow, Deborah
Fort Lauderdale 33334
Fallon, Higia
Gonzalez, Felicita
Hallandale 33009
Anmolsingh, Reantie
Hepburn-McPherson, Katie
McCrea, Valarie
Turnquest, Jenny
Hollywood 33019
McNeely, Graciela
Hollywood 33020
Fatout, Ann
Grenier, Lisa
Mealick, Barbara
Wamley, Geraldine
Williams, Rosa
Zegarra, Wendy
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Hollywood 33021
Berkwitz, Kelly
Blackstock, Louise
Days, Telisa
Famighetti, Camille
Ferry, Sharon
Legg, Creuza/Pamela's Daycare
Mangin, Susan
Meadows, Irene
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Hollywood 33023
Alexander, Sherry
Berrios, Norma
✔
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 101
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Ferrer, Maria
Grazzal, Hyacinth
McCrea, Sharon
Sainvilus, Margaret
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
Before
School
After
School
954-966-9536
954-963-1189
954-967-5441
954-963-9487
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:30A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-6:00P
2m-5y
2y-8y
2m-12y
3m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-432-5740
954-987-3248
954-963-3296
954-964-7397
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
Su-Sa
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-6:30P
7:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
2m-4y
4m-9y
6m-8y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-484-2711
954-714-0443
M-Tu
M-Sa
6:00A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
1m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-714-9034
M-F
7:30A-5:30P
1m-4y
✔
954-677-8361
M-F
3:45P-11:45P
1y-10y
✔
✔
954-730-3457
Su-Sa
12:00A-11:59P
954-484-5075
M-F
6:30A-5:30P
954-484-2912
M-F
6:30A-5:30P
954-485-3281
Su-Sa
6:00A-11:59P
954-535-0730
M-F
6:20A-6:00P
954-584-4556
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
954-731-0768 M, Tu, Th, F 7:00A-6:00P
954-735-2871
M-F
6:00A-6:00P
954-587-4198
Su-Sa
12:00A-11:59P
954-581-5269
M-Th
7:00A-6:00P
954-530-1178
M-F
8:00A-5:00P
954-584-4936
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
1m-12y
4m-6y
1m-3y
2y-13y
1m-5y
2m-4y
2m-10y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
5m-12y
1m-2y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-946-1725
M-F
7:30A-5:30P
1m-5y
✔
954-974-0336
954-345-4060
954-973-9084
954-977-4974
954-575-4706
954-957-8340
954-984-8097
954-971-7219
954-974-2651
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-5:45P
7:00A-5:30P
6:00A-6:30P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
10n-12y
2m-12y
4m-2y
2m-5y
3m-3y
1m-12y
2m-12y
2m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-972-4943
954-722-0251
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6m-12y
3m-5y
✔
✔
954-986-9880
954-985-0552
954-966-8200
954-989-5256
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:30P
6:30A-6:00P
8:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
1y-10y
1m-12y
1y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-435-8107
954-437-7162
954-441-0517
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:30P
7:30A-5:30P
1m-4y
1m-12y
1m-3y
✔
✔
✔
954-724-2736
954-917-9738
954-973-0357
954-718-5595
954-974-0647
954-720-9640
954-721-4508
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
Su-Sa
Su-Sa
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
6:00A-6:30P
6:00A-6:30P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-6:30P
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
2m-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-739-3982
954-739-1661
M-F
Su-Sa
6:00A-5:30P
12:00A-11:59P
1m-12y
3m-12y
✔
✔
954-677-9500
Su-Sa
12:00A-11:59P
3m-12y
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
NF
Hollywood 33024
Bajnath, Soorsati (Dolly)
Cannataro, Lillian
Chambers, Lori
Ragoobir, Zeena
✔
✔
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33309
Jean, Yanick
Williams, Sylvia (Nanny's)
Lauderdale Lakes 33311
Parrish, Sherrian
Lauderdale Lakes 33319
McKenzie, Kay
Lauderhill 33313
Austin, Marie
Brantley, Athena
Cisrow, Ozie
Greenwood, Sadia
Hamilton, Tamika
Hudson, Moraine
Mathis, Catherine
Montgomery, Shalonda
Spence, Cathy
Taylor, Sharon
Thompson, Robin
Wright, Doreen
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Lighthouse Point 33064
Perez, Irene
✔
Margate 33063
Coffey, Louise
Fortan, Martine
Portillo, Gemma A
Reutlinger, Matilde
Romain, Michaelle
Rosado, Denise
Vale, Laquitris (Michelle)
Williams, Wendy
Woodward, Nina
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Margate 33068
Aydogar, Elvan Esra
Bissoon, Yvonne
✔
Miramar 33023
Curtis, Trisha
Jeanty, Yvette
Johnson, Kimberly
Mayers, Andrea
✔
✔
Miramar 33025
Evans, Barbara
Posse, Celina
Young, Eunice
✔
North Lauderdale 33068
Cooper, Deardra
Henry, Willie Lee
Hessing, Eunice
Rampersad, Balraji
Suarez, Indhira
Tharpe, Janet
Watson, Arlene
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Oakland Park 33309
Sooknannan, Chandrakha
Washington, Valerie
✔
Oakland Park 33311
Simmons, Lila
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
102 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
✔
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Simmons, Terri
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-731-7516
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
954-565-0704
Su-Sa
12:00A-11:59P
954-987-7782
M-F
954-431-4232
Before
School
After
School
Snacks
Meals
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
6:00A-6:00P
1m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
8:00A-6:00P
1m-1y
✔
954-392-7638
954-432-0213
954-438-4652
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-4y
1m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-437-7211
954-450-2923
M-F
M-F
6:30A-5:00P
7:00A-6:00P
8m-5y
3m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-581-5844
954-587-5384
954-581-4477
954-584-4758
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-5:30P
1m-5y
2m-3y
1y-3y
1m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-452-3771
M-F
7:00A-5:00P
6m-12y
✔
✔
954-472-8822
M-F
6:00A-6:00P
1m-2y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-943-6589
954-942-3520
954-782-6257
954-781-8846
954-786-2547
954-781-7932
954-366-3874
954-784-9809
954-942-6808
954-782-5181
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-5:30P
7:30A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
6:30A-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-5:30P
12:00A-11:59P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m
1m-10y
3m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-3y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-782-7383
954-481-8388
954-783-9656
M-F
M-F
M-F
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-5:30P
6:30A-5:30P
3m-12y
2m-12y
3m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-970-7034
Su-Sa
12:00A-11:59P
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-957-9432
954-979-9909
954-970-7528
954-974-8606
954-968-1759
954-974-8065
954-973-9876
954-979-0718
954-956-8771
954-972-3263
954-968-7041
954-979-9935
954-907-5287
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
M-F
6:00A-11:59P
12:00A-11:59P
5:30A-6:30P
6:30A-5:30P
7:30A-5:30P
7:00A-11:30P
6:00A-5:30P
12:00A-11:59P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-5:30P
7:00A-5:30P
6:00A-11:59P
6:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
3m-12y
2m-12y
1m-12y
1m-12y
1m-5y
1m-3y
1m-12y
2m-12y
-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-746-2933
954-839-7866
954-742-8654
954-572-1863
954-578-0012
954-990-4580
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
12:00A-11:59P
6:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
12:00A-11:59P
6:00A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-12y
2m-4y
1m-5y
2m-12y
1m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-741-5712
954-741-0920
954-748-9445
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-5:30P
7:00A-6:00P
6:00A-6:00P
1m-5y
3m-12y
1m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Oakland Park 33334
Charles, Beatrice
Pembroke Pines 33023
Kirchgessner, Sharon
Pembroke Pines 33024
Gomez, Elsie
Pembroke Pines 33025
Contreras, Yaneth
Hermelo, Carmen
Stuart, Ines
✔
Pembroke Pines 33029
Amador, Rosa Pla
Ballestas, Zoraida
Plantation 33317
Carswell, Priscilla
Litchmore, Veronica
Parrish, Louise
Trapani, Chris
Plantation 33324
Otoya, Hilda (Isabel)
Plantation 33325
Martin, Helene
Pompano Beach 33060
Clark, Sandy
Dillard, Alexander Renee
Harris, Betty
Mobley, Shirley
Mosley, Alice
Smith, Jannie L
Ward, Loretta
Williams, Mavis
Wilson, Margaret
Wright, Dorothy
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33064
Cottrell, Chandra
Purdy, Tammy
Williams, Vivian
Pompano Beach 33068
Fermin, Martha
Pompano Beach 33069
Boyd, Cheryl
Doby, Gloria
Fogle, Angela/Dba Gentle Hugz
Jackson, Bridget
James, Betty
Kelsey, Jean
Lucas, Bernadette
Merchant, Mary
O'Neal, Virginia
Permenter, Mary Lee
Phillips, Esther
Sanders, Georgia
Smith, Cindy
✔
BG, NC
BG, NF
Sunrise 33313
Faulknor, Charmaine
Robinson, Bridget
Schmiel, Maria
White, Beverly
Williams, Cheryl - Cheri's Day Care
Wright, Lisa
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunrise 33322
Aanonsen, Janet
Baptiste, Micheline
Giammarco, Carol
BG, NF
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 103
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
954-741-2525
M-F
6:30A-6:00P
1m-12y
954-749-6129
Su-F
7:00A-6:00P
954-578-9375
954-572-5964
954-748-6056
M-F
M-F
M-F
954-724-3298
Before
School
After
School
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
3m-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
6:00A-11:59P
7:00A-6:00P
6:30A-6:00P
1m-12y
1m-10y
3m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
6:30A-6:30P
2m-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-720-1371
954-721-1137
954-724-8866
954-582-0973
M-F
M-F
M-F
Su-Sa
7:00A-5:30P
7:30A-5:00P
8:00A-6:00P
7:00A-6:30P
1m-5y
1m-5y
1y-5y
1m-4y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-426-1517
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-481-5685
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunshine After Care @ Embassy Creek Elem • 10905 SE Lake Blvd 754-323-5550
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-323-5200
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
754-323-5900
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-970-6700
754-322-6500
754-322-7850
754-322-8250
754-322-8945
754-322-4550
754-322-6850
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
4y-12y
5y-12y
5y-12y
6y-12y
2y8m-14y
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-575-5070
754-322-7750
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-5900
754-322-8150
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:15P-6:15P
5y-12y
5y-11y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-752-9334
754-322-5950
M-F
M-F
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-924-3692
754-323-5350
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-433-9000
M-Sa
8:00A-9:00P
7m-17y
754-323-5400
754-323-6650
754-323-3700
954-423-5107
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
3:30P-6:00P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
5y-14y
2y8m-14y
5y-12y
✔
954-474-2050
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
Boys & Girls Club - Florence A Degeorge Unit • 1220 SW 133 Ave 954-236-2790
Flamingo Elementary: SBO • 1130 SW 133rd Ave
754-323-5700
M-Sa
M-F
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
7y-17y
4y-12y
954-434-0499
754-323-7500
754-323-6450
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:30P-6:30P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-14y
5y-12y
5y-12y
754-323-6100
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
Nau, Sarah
Sunrise 33323
Pearl, Karri
Sunrise 33351
Laguna, Emayna
Martinez, Luz
Scott, Janice
Tamarac 33319
Martinez, Joanne
Tamarac 33321
Behrens, Barbara
Lehmbeck, Margaret
Palmacci, Vivian Lynn
Wilson, Rosa
✔
✔
SCHOOL AGED PROGRAMS
Coconut Creek 33063
A/S Program @ Tradewinds Elementary • 5400 Johnson St
✔
SA
Coconut Creek 33073
A/S Program @ Winston Park Elem • 4000 Winston Park Blvd
Cooper City 33026
✔
Cooper City 33328
Cooper City Elementary: SBO • 9090 SW 50th Pl
Cooper City 33330
Griffin Elementary: SBO • 5050 SW 116th Ave
Coral Springs 33065
A/S Program @ Forest Hills Elementary • 3100 NW 85th Ave
Hunt, James S Elementary: SBO • 7800 NW 35 Ct
Parkside Elementary: SBO • 10257 NW 29th St
Riverside Elementary: SBO • 11450 Riverside Dr
Westchester Elementary: SBO • 12405 Royal Palm Blvd
YMCA @ Sawgrass Sprgs Mid • 12500 W Sample Rd See Page 41
YMCA @ Maplewd Elem • 9850 Ramblewood Dr See Page 41
✔
✔
SA
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33067
Community A/S @ Coral Park Elem • 8401 Westview Dr
Park Springs Elementary: SBO • 5800 NW 66th Ter
✔
Coral Springs 33071
Coral Springs Elementary: SBO • 3601 NW 110 Ave
Ramblewood Elementary: SBO • 8950 Shadow Wood Blvd
✔
✔
Coral Springs 33076
After School Program @ Coral Springs Mid • 10300 Wiles Rd
Country Hills Elementary: SBO • 10550 Westview Dr
Dania 33004
After School Program @ City of Dania Beach • 800 NE 2nd St
Sunshine After Care @ Dania Elementary • 300 SE 2nd Ave
✔
Davie 33024
Boys & Girls Club - Rick & Rita Case Unit • 7525 NW 33rd St
✔
✔
Davie 33314
Davie Elementary: SBO • 7025 SW 39th St
Nova Eisenhower Elementary: SBO • 6501 SW 39th St
Nova Middle: SBO • 6501 SW 39th St
YMCA A/S @ Pine Island Ctr • 3800 SW 92nd Ave See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33324
After School Program @ Fox Trail Elem • 1250 Nob Hill Rd
Davie 33325
✔
✔
✔
Davie 33328
David Posnac JCC ASP • 5850 S Pine Island Rd
Silver Ridge Elementary: SBO • 9100 SW 36 St
Sunshine After Care @ Manatee Bay Elem • 9200 SW 36th St
✔
✔
Davie 33331
Hawkes Bluff Elementary: SBO • 5900 SW 160 Ave
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
104 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
SA
Phone
Number
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Days
Before
School
After
School
Hours
Ages
Licensed
2:00P-6:00P
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
7y-17y
4y-13y
✔
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
754-322-9093
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
754-322-5400
954-396-3631
954-765-6886
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
8:00A-2:00P
5y-12y
4y-12y
4y-5y
✔
✔
✔
754-322-8950
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-15y
✔
954-797-4540
954-970-6700
754-322-6550
954-566-8005
954-797-7097
954-463-6392
754-322-3200
754-322-4000
754-322-8800
754-322-6200
754-322-6600
754-322-7350
754-322-8343
754-322-8550
754-322-7000
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-Sa
M-Sa
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
8:00A-9:00P
8:00A-9:00P
8:00A-9:00P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
4y-12y
7m-17y
7y-18y
7y-18y
2y8m-14y
6y-17y
5y-12y
4y-12y
4y-12y
4y-12y
4y-12y
4y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
After School Prog @ Westwood Heights Elem • 2861 SW 9 St 754-323-7900
Boys & Girls Club - NFL Yet Ctr/Lester White Unit • 2621 SW 15 St 954-585-6351
Riverland Elementary: SBO • 2600 SW 11th Ct
754-323-7243
M-F
M-Sa
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
3y-12y
7m-18y
4y-12y
✔
954-468-1487
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
954-522-2997
754-323-6050
M-F
M-F
7:30A-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-10y
4y-12y
✔
954-791-1040
754-323-5750
754-323-6500
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-5:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
6y-17y
4y-12y
4y-12y
✔
754-322-6393
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
954-457-2520
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
754-323-5100
754-323-6150
954-922-1217
754-323-3400
754-323-6700
754-323-4900
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-14y
5y-12y
4y-14y
7m-12y
4y-12y
2y-15y
754-323-7300
954-985-2900
754-323-6200
754-323-6750
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
8:00A-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
4y-12y
5y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
954-967-8787
954-983-7424
M-Sa
M-F
8:00A-9:00P
8:00A-3:00P
7y-18y
6y-18y
After School Prog @ Sheridan Park Elem • 2310 N 70th Ter
754-323-7350
After School Prog @ W Hollywood Elem • 6301 Hollywood Blvd 754-323-7893
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
5y-12y
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Deerfield Beach 33441
After School Program @ Deerfield Beach Elem • 650 NE 1st St 754-322-6100
M-F
Boys & Girls Club - Jim & Jan Moran Unit • 27 N Dixie Hwy
954-725-5545 M-Tu,Th-Sa
YMCA A/S Care @ Deerfield Park • 701 SE 6 Ave See Page 41
754-322-6150
M-F
SA
Deerfield Beach 33442
JCC Afterschool @ Quiet Waters Elem • 4150 W Hillsboro Blvd 754-322-8100
Fort Lauderdale 33301
Young, Virginia Shuman Elementary: SBO • 101 NE 11th Ave
Fort Lauderdale 33304
Sunshine After Care @ Bayview Elem • 1175 Middle River Dr
Sunshine After Care @ Bennett Elementary • 1755 NE 14th St
YMCA Afterschl Care @ N Side Elem • 120 NE 11 St See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
Fort Lauderdale 33305
Wilton Manors After School Program BASH • 2401 NE 3 Ave
Fort Lauderdale 33311
After School Prog @ Broward Estates Elem • 441 NW 35 Ave
After School Prog @ Lauderdale Manors Elem • 1400 NW 14th Ct
After School Prog @ Martin Luther King Elem • 591 NW 31 Ave
Boys & Girls Club - Creative Arts Unit • 2200 Powerline Rd
Boys & Girls Club - Harold Reitman Unit • 3025 W Broward Blvd
Boys & Girls Club - Nan Knox Unit • 832 NW 2nd St
Dandy, William Middle: Urban League • 2400 NW 26 St
Parkway Mid Schl: Urban League • 3600 NW 5th Ct
YMCA A/S @ Walker Elem • 1001 NW 4th St See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ Dillard Elem • 2330 NW 12 Ct See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ Larkdale Elem • 3250 NW 12 Pl See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ North Fork Elem • 2301 NW 26 St See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ Rock Island Elem • 2301 NW 26 St See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ Sunland Park Elem • 919 NW 13th Ave See Page 41
YMCA A/S @ Thurgood Marshall • 800 NW 13th St See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
SA
Fort Lauderdale 33312
✔
SA
Fort Lauderdale 33315
Croissant Park FLASH • 245 W Park Dr
Fort Lauderdale 33316
Charter School of Excellence • 1217 SE 3rd Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Harbordale Elementary • 900 SE 15 St
Fort Lauderdale 33317
Broward County - Sunview Park ASP • 1500 SW 42nd Ave
Foster, Stephen Elementary: SBO • 3471 SW 22 St
YMCA A/S @ Meadowbrook Elem • 2300 SW 46 Ave See Page 41
Fort Lauderdale 33334
Floranada Elementary: SBO • 5251 NE 14th Way
Hallandale 33009
Hallandale Elementary: SBO • 120 SW 4th Ave
Hollywood 33020
After School Prog @ Colbert Elementary • 2701 Plunkett St
After School Prog @ Hollywood Central Elem • 1700 Monroe St
Little Flowers School • 1843 Pierce St
McNicol Middle School - Hispanic Unity • 1411 S 28th Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Oakridge Elementary • 1507 N 28 Ave
YMCA A/S @ Bethune Elem • 2400 Mead St See Page 41
SA
SA
Hollywood 33021
After School Prog @ Sheridan Hills Elem • 5001 Thomas St
After School Prog @ Stirling Elementary • 5500 Stirling Rd
Hollywood Hills Elementary: SBO • 3501 Taft St
Orange Brook Elementary: SBO • 715 S 46 Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
Hollywood 33023
Boys & Girls Club - Carver Ranches Unit • 2205 SW 44th Ave
West Hollywood Private School • 829 S 62nd Ave
✔
✔
Hollywood 33024
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
SA
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 105
Phone
Number
Days
Hours
Ages
After
School
Snacks
Meals
954-983-0626
954-967-4235
754-323-5450
754-323-4993
754-321-7543
754-323-6250
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
7y-18y
5y-12y
4y-12y
5y-12y
5y-18y
2y-15y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-7750
954-818-1216
754-322-7650
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
2y8m-14y
5y-9y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-485-0441
954-486-4814
954-337-9622
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
5y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-731-3552
954-797-3838
954-321-2453
954-497-3960
754-321-6600
754-322-8350
754-322-5643
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
1:45P-6:00P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
7m-18y
5y-10y
5y-12y
2y8m-14y
5y-10y
4y-12y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-6794
954-971-3877
754-322-6943
754-322-5343
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
5y-13y
3y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-323-6550
954-967-1611
954-791-1038
754-323-7700
754-323-7050
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
7:30A-5:30P
3:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-10y
2y8m-14y
4y-12y
2y-15y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-323-6650
754-323-7250
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunshine A/C @ Coconut Palms Elem • 13601 Monarch Lakes Blvd 754-323-5050
YMCA A/S @ New Renaissance • 10701 Miramar Blvd See Page 41 754-323-3588
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
3:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
2y8m-13y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
M-F
M-F
M-Th
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
5y-12y
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-726-3927
754-322-7950
954-726-7507
754-322-7400
M-Sa
M-F
M-F
M-F
8:00A-9:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
7m-18y
5y-12y
4y-13y
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-6800
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-10y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-7543
M-F
8:00A-2:00P
4y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
954-346-7230
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
954-575-8940
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
754-323-6350
754-323-7800
754-323-7000
954-964-0283
M-F
M-F
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
4y-10y
5y-12y
3y-17y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
754-323-6922
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
After School Program @ Palm Cove Elem • 11601 Washington St 954-436-4000
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
2m-6y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Boys & Girls Club - Marti Huizenga Unit • 1111 N 69th Way
City of Hollywood - Montella Park • 1231 N 69th Way
Driftwood Elementary: SBO • 2700 NW 69 Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Blvd Heights Elem • 7201 Johnson St
UCP - Quest Afterschool Program • 6401 Charleston St See Page 44
YMCA A/S @ Hollywood Park Elem • 901 N 69th Way See Page 41
Licensed
Before
School
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33309
After School Program @ Oriole Elementary • 3081 NW 39 St
Lauderdale Lakes Middle: Sunshine • 3911 NW 30th Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Park Lakes Elementary • 3925 SR 7
✔
✔
✔
Lauderdale Lakes 33311
After School Program @ Willie Webb Park • 3601 NW 21 St
Community Family Center ASP • 2647 N SR 7
YMCA A/S @ Sandal Grove • 4200 NW 19th St See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
Lauderhill 33313
Boys & Girls Club - Lauderhill Unit • 1900 Boys & Girls Club Dr
JCC Afterschool @ Lauderhill PT Elementary • 1500 NW 49 Ave
Kid's Corner Club: ASP • 1176 NW 42nd Way
Lauderhill Middle: YMCA • 1901 NW 49th Ave See Page 41
Sunshine After Care @ Endeavor Primary Lrng • 2701 NW 56 Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Royal Palm Elem • 1951 NW 56th Ave
YMCA A/S @ Castle Hill Elem • 2640 NW 46 Ave See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Margate 33063
Community After School @ Liberty Elem • 2450 Banks Rd
Kenpo Karate Care • 6301 W Atlanic Blvd
Sunshine After Care @ Margate Elementary • 6300 NW 18th St
YMCA A/S @ Atlantic W Elem • 301 NW 69th Ter See Page 41
Miramar 33023
After School Program @ Miramar Elem • 6831 SW 26th St
Miramar Community Services - Fairway Park • 3700 Largo Dr
Perry Middle Community Schl: Sunshine • 3400 Wildcat Way
Sunshine Elementary: SBO • 7737 W La Salle Blvd
YMCA A/S @ A C Perry Elem • 6850 SW 34th St See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
SA
Miramar 33025
Fairway Elementary: SBO • 7850 Fairway Blvd
Sunshine After Care @ Sea Castle Elem • 9600 Miramar Blvd
✔
Miramar 33027
Miramar 33029
After School Prog @ Silver Lakes Elem • 2300 SW 173rd Ave 954-704-3300
Sunshine After Care @ Silver Shores Elem • 2300 SW 173rd Ave 754-323-7550
Sunshine After Care @ Sunset Lakes Elem • 18400 SW 35th St 754-323-7650
SA
North Lauderdale 33068
Boys & Girls Club - Levine/WSlaughter Unit • 7201 Kimberly Blvd
Community After School @ Pinewood Elem • 1600 SW 83 Ave
JCC Afterschool @ Morrow Elementary • 408 SW 76 Ter
JCC Afterschool @ North Lauderdale Elem • 7500 Kimberly Blvd
✔
Oakland Park 33309
After School Program @ Lloyd Estates Elem • 750 NW 41 St
SA
Oakland Park 33334
YMCA A/S @ Oakland Park Elem • 936 NE 33 St See Page 41
Parkland 33067
After School Program @ Riverglades Elem • 7400 Parkside Dr
Parkland 33076
After School Program @ Park Trails Elem • 10700 Trails Dr
Pembroke Park 33023
After School Program @ Lake Forest Elem • 3550 SW 48 Ave
Watkins Elementary: SBO • 3601 SW 56 Ave
Sunshine After Care @ Pembroke Pines • 6700 SW 9th St
YMCA A/S @ McTyre Park • 3501 SW 56th Ave See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33024
YMCA A/S @ Pasadena Lakes • 8801 Pasadena Blvd See Page 41
✔
Pembroke Pines 33025
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
106 For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
SA
Phone
Number
CHILD CARE OPTIONS
Days
Hours
Ages
Licensed
Before
School
After
School
Snacks
Meals
✔
✔
✔
Financial Inclusionary Special Needs Nationally Voluntary
Assistance Setting
Trained Staff Accredited
Pre-K
Pembroke Pines 33026
Pembroke Lakes Elementary: SBO • 11251 Taft St
754-323-6950
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
Pines Lakes Elementary: SBO • 10300 Johnson St
754-323-7100
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
754-323-5093
M-F
8:30A-5:30P
754-323-6443
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
After School Program @ Chapel Trail Elem • 19595 Taft St
888-720-2882
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-10y
Silver Palms Elementary: SBO • 1209 NW 155th Ave
754-323-7450
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
Sunshine After Care @ Panther Run Elem • 801 NW 172 Ave
954-704-3295
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
954-792-6700
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33027
Sunshine After Care @ Coral Cove Elem • 18300 Sheridan St
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33028
Lakeside Elementary: SBO • 900 NW 136th Ave
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Pembroke Pines 33029
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
Plantation 33313
JCC After School Prog of Plantation • 6501 W Sunrise Blvd
✔
✔
✔
Plantation 33317
JCC Afterschool @ Peters Elementary • 851 NW 68 Ave
754-322-7900
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
JCC Afterschool @ Plantation Park Elem • 875 SW 54th Ave
754-323-7150
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
JCC Afterschool @ Tropical Elementary • 1500 SW 66th Ave
754-323-7750
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
YMCA A/S @ Plantation Elem • 651 NW 42nd Ave See Page 41
754-322-8000
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
754-322-5700
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
After School Program @ McNab Elementary • 1350 SE 9 Ave
754-322-7050
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
After School Program @ Pompano Beach Elem • 700 NE 13 Ave
954-970-6700
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
After School Program @ Tedder Elementary • 4157 NE 1 Ter
754-322-8650
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
Boys & Girls Club - Stephanis Unit • 212 NW 16th St
954-941-2697
M-Sa
8:00A-9:00P
7m-18y
Cypress Elementary: SBO • 851 SW 3rd Ave
754-322-6093
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
YMCA A/S @ Chrles Drew Annex • 2600 NW 9th Ct See Page 41
954-334-9622
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-5y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
YMCA A/S @ Chrles Drew Elem • 1000 NW 31st St See Page 41
754-322-6284
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
6y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
YMCA A/S @ Markham Elem • 1501 NW 15 Ave See Page 41
754-322-6993
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-13y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
YMCA A/S @ Sanders Park Elem • 800 NW 16 St See Page 41
754-322-8400
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
After School Program @ Palmview Elem • 2601 NE 1st Ave
754-322-7600
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-11y
✔
✔
Cresthaven Elementary: SBO • 801 NE 25th St
754-322-8000
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
Eagle's Nest Charter School/ASP • 1840 NE 41st St
954-942-3188
M-F
7:00A-6:00P
5y-14y
UCP - Bright Horizon Elem: ASP • 3901 NE 1st Ter See Page 44
754-321-6400
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
YMCA A/S @ Park Ridge Elem • 5200 NE 9 Ave See Page 41
754-322-7744
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
754-322-5543
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
754-322-8750
M-F
After School Program @ Horizon Elem • 2101 Pine Island Rd
754-322-6450
Nob Hill Elementary: SBO • 2100 NW 104th Ave
754-322-7243
YMCA A/S @ Nob Hill Elem • 2100 NW 104th Ave See Page 41
Plantation 33324
Sunshine After Care @ Central Park Elem • 777 Nob Hill Rd
Pompano Beach 33060
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
✔
✔
Pompano Beach 33064
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
4y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
8:00A-2:00P
4y-6y
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
SA
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
754-322-7243
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
3y-12y
954-845-7157
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
✔
SA
Pompano Beach 33068
Sunshine After Care @ Broadview Elem • 1800 SW 62nd Ave
Sunrise 33313
After School Program @ Village Elem • 2100 NW 70 Ave
Sunrise 33322
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Sunrise 33325
JCC Afterschool @ Sawgrass Elementary • 12655 NW 8th St
✔
Sunrise 33351
Banyan Elementary: SBO • 8800 NW 50th St
754-322-5350
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-13y
✔
Welleby Elementary: SBO • 3230 Nob Hill Rd
754-322-8850
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
Tamarac 33321
✔
After School Program @ Tamarac Elem • 7601 University Dr
754-322-8600
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
Challenger Elementary: SBO • 5703 NW 94th Ave
754-322-5750
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
YMCA A/S @ Millennium Mid • 5803 NW 94th Ave See Page 41
754-322-3978
M-F
3:00P-6:00P
2y8m-13y
Eagle Point Elementary: SBO • 100 Indian Trc
754-323-5500
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
4y-12y
Indian Trace Elementary: SBO • 400 Indian Trc Rd
754-323-6300
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
YMCA A/S @ Country Isles Elem • 2300 Cntry Isles Rd See Page 41 754-323-5250
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
954-384-5202
954-424-9622
M-F
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
7:00A-6:00P
5y-12y
4y-17y
✔
After School Prog @ Everglades Elem • 2900 Bonaventure Blvd 754-323-5600
M-F
2:00P-6:00P
5y-12y
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
Weston 33326
✔
✔
✔
Weston 33327
After School Program @ Gator Run Elem • 1101 Arvida Pkwy
West Broward YMCA • 20201 Saddle Club Rd See Page 41
✔
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
✔
✔
SA
✔
Weston 33331
✔
SEE PAGES 88 – 89 FOR A GUIDE ON USING THE LISTINGS. FOR HELP AND MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL FAMILY CENTRAL AT 954-720-1000.
www.earlycareguide.com 107
Great Expectations:
What's the best way
for parents to help
children be their best?
By Patricia Sullivan
All parents have similar dreams for their children. For some, it’s dreams of
their sons being NFL quarterbacks or architects. For others, it’s their
daughters growing up to be concert pianists or doctors. For others still,
it’s being the first in their family to graduate from college or to earn a
doctorate. The common thread through all these dreams is children
growing up to fulfill their parents’ expectations of success. To some
extent, all parents transmit these dreams to their children in the form of
expectations. Many parents believe that transmitting a sense of high
expectations to children is one way parents infuse them with confidence,
self-esteem and personal standards of merit and value. But too much
expectation to succeed can be crushing, in some cases as destructive as
telling children they’re not good enough. The key is balance.
Expectations fall into two main categories: behaviors and
accomplishments. Behaviors are the character traits parents want their
children to develop or exhibit, such as good manners, ambition,
diligence and responsibility. Accomplishments usually are either
academic (school performance) or recreational, in activities such as
athletics, art, or music that are supposed to be fun and enriching.
Knowing what should be expected of a child at any given age is a good
start toward setting reasonable expectations.
That special something
"Parents need to be realistic," said William Sears, a San Clemente,
California, pediatrician and parenting educator. "Identify your children’s
special something. What are they good at? What are their skills? Create an
environment that fosters them," he said. In this way, "You can have
expectations because you know they’re good at that one particular thing."
Setting these realistic expectations based on a child’s strengths will go
a long way toward building the kind of confidence that is essential to
long-term successes. "I’m a firm believer in setting up a child to
succeed," said Sears, the father of eight.
Hey Kids... Let’s explore a
SECOND LANGUAGE
SPANISH, ENGLISH AND MORE
• After School Language Enrichment
• Immersion Language Saturday
& Summer Camps
• Private Tutoring &
Test Preparation
GROU
& FAMILP
DISCOU Y
NTS
Davie – Weston
954-577-9955 / 1-888-6-lingua
www.linguaschool.com
New Visionary Learning Center, LLC
Does Your Child Need
Individual
Tutoring?
We offer:
• After School Homework Supervision • Pick Up Services
• Academic Preparation for Upcoming School Year
Individual Tutoring in:
• GED, SAT, ACT & FCAT Prep • Math Skills • Spanish
• Reading & Writing • Computer Classes
Open Mon – Sat
Register Early
SPACE IS LIMITED
www.newvisionarylearning.com
info 954.727.0943
10% OFF
Registration Fee
Parents need to consider what it is that they want for their children and
whether how they act on those expectations will actually help their
children achieve those goals. All parents want their children to grow up
to be happy, healthy and strong. Setting high expectations is one way
many parents think they are working toward those goals. But if children
are pushed to perform at levels for which they aren’t ready, the result
will be the opposite of what parents want. Instead of developing
confidence, children may become afraid of taking risks, for example.
Instead of being proud of their accomplishments, children can begin to
feel like sources of disappointment for their parents.
Listen up
Children will let parents know when they’re overwhelmed, either directly
or indirectly. "They’ll tell you if [something’s] too hard for them," said
Janine Bempechat, author of Against the Odds: How “At-Risk” Students
Exceed Expectations. When parents hear children say something like "I
hate reading" or "I hate the violin," that’s a very clear sign to step back.
According to Bempechat, the goal is for children to be self-motivated,
so proceed slowly and listen carefully to what they are saying.
Parents should build on children’s strengths and offer support,
said Martha Pieper, a Chicago clinical social worker and co-author of
the parenting book Smart Love. "Let children struggle as long as
they’re happy struggling," she said. "If they’re uncomfortable, show
them you’ll help them when they ask. You want to offer positive,
helpful encouragement."
What is success?
According to Bempechat, the skills most essential to success aren’t
academic ones: "It’s the smartest kids who often fall apart at the first
sign of failure. Being smart isn’t necessarily going to help you. But
knowing how to pace yourself, how to keep going when you’re
completely stuck and how to ask for help will."
The overriding concern parents have in setting expectations is their
children’s future success. But those expectations can have a negative
effect if parents don’t teach children the lessons they need to negotiate
life. It’s those life lessons – not academic knowledge or recreational
skills, but qualities like diligence, perseverance, and responsibility –
that will have the greatest effect on their lives. Parents need to
remember that making sure their children acquire those skills is more
important in the long run than whether a child gets an A on a report
card or wins a swimming meet. ■
Contact Us:
E D U C AT I O N
108
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Article originally appeared in National PTA’s Our Children magazine, Vol. 24, no. 6,
March 1999, pp. 34-35. Reprinted by permission of National PTA.
Broward Public
Schools Information
Frequently Called Numbers
Advanced Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-1830
Alternative Education/Dropout Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2120
Athletics and Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2550
Bilingual/Foreign Language/ESOL Education . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2950
Educational Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2130
Exceptional Student Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2200
Food & Nutrition Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-0214
Health Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2270
Human Resource Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-5044
Magnet Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2380
Primary Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-3180
Psychological Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-2460
Pupil Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754-321-4400
Student Support Services/Exceptional Student Education . .754-321-2560
Meal Prices
Elementary
Breakfast $0.50
Lunch
$1.00
Middle
Breakfast $0.60
Lunch
$1.35
Secondary
Breakfast $0.60
Lunch
$1.50
School Calendar
Aug. 14
Aug. 24
Sep. 4
Oct. 2
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Nov. 6
Nov. 7
Nov. 10
Nov. 23 – 24
Dec. 21
Dec. 22 – Jan. 8
Jan. 9
Jan. 15
Jan. 17
Feb. 19
Mar. 15
Mar. 16
Apr. 2 – 9
Apr. 10
Apr. 26
May 28
May 31
Jun. 18
School Begins
Early Release
Labor Day
No School
Early Release
Teacher Planning Day
Report Cards Issued
No School
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Holiday
Early Release
Winter Break
Resume Classes
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Report Cards Issued
No School
Early Release
Teacher Planning Day
Spring Break
Report Cards Issued
Early Release
No School
Early Release
Report Cards Issued
Superintendent: Dr. Frank Till
Web: www.browardschools.com
E D U C AT I O N
www.earlycareguide.com
109
School
Grades
City
Phone
Lycee Franco-American
Pre-K-7
Cooper City
954-237-0356
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
Miramar
Miramar
954-431-6770
954-431-5253
K-8
Pembroke Pines
954-431-4224
New Life Christian Tutoring Svce & School K-8
Pompano Beach
954-788-6525
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
K-6
Margate
Margate
Margate
Margate
954-979-2665
954-974-2404
954-978-6341
954-970-3756
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
954-421-1747
954-942-2161
1-12
K-12
K-12
Pre-K-8
Coral Springs
Coral Springs
Coral Springs
Coral Springs
954-752-7571
954-752-2870
954-868-5049
954-753-1280
Pre-K-12
Coconut Creek
954-968-1750
Pre-K-6
Coral Springs
954-755-6405
Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek
954-427-7788
954-247-0011
K-12
Coral Springs
754-246-3758
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-12
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
954-772-5468
954-771-4615
Pre-K-11
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
954-556-4563
954-972-3444
954-485-1435
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
954-485-7500
954-792-6010
954-467-0758
954-462-0255
954-739-7094
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
954-581-2918
954-583-8112
Pre-K-8
K-12
Pre-K-8
K-8
1-12
Plantation
Plantation
Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderdale Lakes
Plantation
954-584-6816
954-583-6100
954-730-8090
954-485-8237
954-316-7330
Pre-K-12
1-12
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-12
Davie
Davie
Fort Lauderdale
Davie
Fort Lauderdale
954-649-2274
954-570-6077
954-989-6886
954-584-3466
954-262-4400
Pre-K-8
K-8
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
954-524-1990
954-463-7471
Pre-K-8
Fort Lauderdale
954-522-2554
K-8
Plantation
954-316-8301
33025
Florida Bible Christian School
Saint Bartholomew School
33028
Chesterbrook Academy – Paladin
33060
33063
Abundant Life Christian Academy
Faith Christian School
Hebrew Academy Community School
Winfield Christian Academy
33064
Highlands Christian Academy
Saint Elizabeth
33065
Atlantis Academy
Coral Springs Christian Academy
Jones-Nesbitt Academy, Inc.
Saint Andrew Catholic School
33066
The Randazzo School
33071
Glades Christian Academy
33073
South Florida Academy of Learning
K-8
The North Broward Preparatory Schools Pre-K-12
33076
Lifetime Learning Ahavat Limud
33308
Shepherd of the Coast
Westminster Academy
Private Schools
33309
The following pages list some of the private schools in your area. We
would like to thank the advertisers who support this section and make it
possible for us to include these private schools to help with your decision.
School
Grades
City
Phone
Pre-K-12
K-12
Pre-K-8
K-12
Pre-K-8
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
954-929-7010
954-921-3726
954-922-1217
954-920-2008
954-922-7572
Pre-K-6
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
K-12
Pre-K-12
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
954-964-9163
954-966-2350
954-987-3300
954-964-3724
954-966-7995
Pre-K-8
1-12
K-12
K-12
Pre-K-8
K-12
West Hollywood
Pembroke Park
Hollywood
Hollywood
Miramar
Miramar
954-989-8287
954-986-6559
754-204-1362
954-649-0145
954-983-2636
954-655-3170
Pre-K-8
K-12
Hollywood
Hollywood
954-963-2600
954-983-6497
33020
Aukela Christian Military Academy
Covenant Teaching Fellowship
Little Flower School
Paladin Academy
Saint Mark's Lutheran School
33021
Emerald Hills Private School
First Baptist Ministry
Nativity School
Noble School of Higher Learning
Sheridan Hills Christian School
33023
Annunciation School
Bethel Christian Learning Center
Love Outreach Christian Academy
Point of Grace Christian Academy
Saint Stephen Catholic School
South Florida Christian Academy
33024
Beacon Hill School, Inc
Grace Christian Academy
Calvary Christian Academy
Fort Lauderdale Christian School
Redeeming Word Christian Academy
33311
Fort Lauderdale Prep School See Page 110
Ft. Lauderdale Sda Constituency School
Holy Temple Christian Academy
Mount Bethel Christian Academy
Saint Helen
33312
Faith Lutheran School
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
33313
Blake School
David Posnack Hebrew Day School
One On One Enrichment Academy, Inc.
Sar Shalom Academy
Spring Gate School
33314
Alternative Education Institute
Kentwood Preparatory School
Maimonides Shalom/Brauser Academy
Summit-Questa Montessori See Page 85
University School of NSU
33315
Saint Jerome Catholic School
Trinity Lutheran School
33316
Bethany Christian School See Page 111
33317
P R I V AT E S C H O O L S
110
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
Broward Junior Academy
School
Grades
City
Phone
1-12
Pre-K-8
Tamarac
Lauderdale Lakes
954-597-0645
954-735-8580
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-8
Tamarac
Tamarac
Tamarac
Tamarac
954-722-1555
954-721-3471
954-577-7779
954-722-3130
BETHANY
CHRISTIAN
SCHOOL
Pre-K-12
Plantation
954-472-5750
615 Southeast 9th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Pre-K-6
Plantation
954-370-2161
1-12
Pre-K-12
Pre-K-7
Pre-K-8
Plantation
Plantation
Davie
Plantation
954-472-0022
954-472-0022
954-424-6425
954-473-4622
Downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s Only
PK2 – Grade 8 School
Pre-K-8
Pre-K-12
Davie
Cooper City
954-475-8584
954-434-3288
nurturing environment. Our students routinely achieve full
K-12
Pre-K-8
Cooper City
Fort Lauderdale
754-423-3153
954-434-2960
Southwest Ranches
954-321-2295
Fort Lauderdale
954-563-4508
Sunrise
954-741-8130
Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach
954-428-8910
954-427-2226
954-421-3146
33319
Christi Academy
Phyl's Academy See Page 111
33321
Alazhar School
Excelsior Artz Preparatory School
Green Apple Academy
Saint Malachy School
33323
Broward Christian School
954-522-2554
33324
Our Savior Lutheran School
33325
American Academy
American Heritage School
Parkway Christian School
Sawgrass Adventist School
33328
Gloria Dei Church and Academy
Nur Ul-Islam Academy
33330
Cooper City Christian Academy
The Master's Academy
33332
Trinity Academy (Christian Heritage Min) K-12
33334
Saint Marks Episcopal School
Pre-K-8
Bethany offers academic excellence in an extraordinarily
intellectual and emotional potential in an intimate setting that
makes them feel special. We provide a wide range of unique
programs for a school our size, including Expressways to
Learning reading and math, after school violin instruction
through the Florida Youth Orchestra, Mad Science and computer
instruction in our brand-new state-of-the-art
33351
Salah Tawfik Elementary & Middle School Pre-K-8
technology center. We are fully accredited by
FCIS, FKC and CSF, and are a member of ACSI.
33441
Deerfield Christian Academy
Saint Ambrose
Zion Lutheran Christian
Pre-K-8
K-8
Pre-K-12
Call us today! 954-522-2554
PHYL’S ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL
• Preschool through 8th Grade
• 7 Acre Campus
• Expanded Computer Lab: 25 Work Stations
& Internet Access
• Library/Media Center
• Spacious Playgrounds/Fields
• Science/Art Center
• McKay/Florida Pride Accepted/VPK
• Full Service Cafeteria
• Accelerated Curriculum
• Sports Programs
• Expanded Programs through Middle School
Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School
• Extra Curricular Programs: Dance, Karate, Music & Art
4645 North State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Fax: 954-777-9960
• Accredited A.I.S.F. School (Association of Independent
Schools of Florida)
954-731-7524
www.phylsacademy.com
HRS Lic. #45621
ion
t
a
c
u
d
E
e
l
b
orda
f
f
A
y
t
i
l
a
u
Providing Q Past 18 Years
for the
Children and Dance: A Lesson
in Self-Esteem
There are times when we hear music and without even realizing it, our
bodies react. We sense the beat, start tapping a hand or foot, and
suddenly, all our senses are alive.
Sometimes music invokes memories of loved ones or special times.
Sometimes music makes you sad. Other times you can’t begin to
explain the happy feeling that starts from somewhere deep inside.
No matter who we are or where we come from, music is in our
culture in some form or another. Music has been used over the
centuries to teach and to accompany some of the most basic human
rituals and events.
Side by side with music is dance.
Dance is a way of communication: A way to express a story or an
emotion without words. Ancient peoples of different tribes told stories
and prepared for many great battles and triumphs through dancing.
Early settlers used dancing as a way of introducing young men and
women and celebrating holidays, events and personal achievements.
Religious leaders encouraged dancing as a way of expression to the joy
and love
of a higher
power. Dance is a
socialization skill that
was once common with
everyone, and now is
something almost elusive.
Starting a child early in dance
can be quite beneficial. Dancing
is not only fun, but can be
educational, teaching a child
balance, poise and most
importantly, self-esteem.
A young child just starting out in
dance may be uncoordinated and
move in what seems to be wild and erratic motions. Put this to music
and you can suddenly see purpose to the moves. This is the beginning
of dancing.
Classes are conducted at many different levels. Some dance schools
place an emphasis on teaching individual steps which, when brought
together in sequence, create a fluid, single dance. Other schools may be
more strict and professional, teaching the essential elements and
positions of the dance. Ballet is very structured and students are
introduced to the rigor of the dance very early on. Tap and jazz have
similar essential elements, but are more free style in their development.
Schools that may not teach the positions and all the elements of dance
are in no way inferior. The style and method of teaching is as individual
as the dancers themselves are.
Dancers are young and old, tall and short, thin and hefty. You can wear
glasses, hearing aids or be in a wheelchair. Dancers are made from
within and that, beyond any position of grace or poise, is the most
important lesson of all. Children who feel left out in school or who may
feel out of place because of something that makes them “different,”
will find dancing a way of expressing themselves and gain a renewal
in their pride.
Instructors realize their importance as teachers. Not only must they
coordinate a group of youngsters who may not have known each other
before the class, but they must also choreograph a dance that fits
every one of the student’s abilities. Reinforcing the importance of
good posture, maintaining a smile and keeping your head up, the
instructors, often dancers themselves, will find a student’s strength and
emphasize it. A child, constantly receiving praise for something unique
to them, will grow and flourish. Dancing can provide a very positive
and safe environment.
AGES 18 MOS – ADULTS • FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 11TH
GIVE US A CALL, STOP BY OR VISIT US ONLINE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!
ENRICHMENT
112
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
No matter where a child takes lessons, there is always one valuable and
universal item taught: Success. Success is trying, not necessarily
achieving. Dancing teaches that not everyone can do certain steps, but
everyone can dance.
SOUTH FLORIDA’S PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL SINCE 1979
* Parties for any occasion
* Hosted at our pools or yours
* Certified Lifeguards
DANCE • ACT • SING
CREATE • PERFORM
~ Professional Instructors
~ Performance Opportunities
~ No Recital Expenses
~ Technique Classes for All Ages
2240 SW 70th Ave, Unit A, Davie
* Game Coordinators
(954) 475-3000
Contact Info: Ph (954) 796-8889 ~ Fax (954) 532-2319 ~ Email [email protected]
universitycenterfortheperformingarts.com
Servicing the Tri-County Area
Boys, as well as girls, are seeing bands and musicians all over with
synchronized dance moves, entering dance contests and enjoying
themselves. They are seeing dance in the movies, theaters and
television. Some of the biggest celebrities are dancers and many have
had training in classical ballet or tap.
Not every child will decide to continue dancing past his or her
elementary school years. Many will continue to dance as a form of
exercise. Others will dance for the socialization. When a child decides to
dance professionally, the hours, commitment and discipline involved
will change and become stricter and more intense. These dedicated
individuals will take the love they have for dance and make it their life’s
work and achievement.
For the rest of us, we will use what was learned in dance class in our
every day lives. We will sit tall, hold our heads up high and smile. But
beneath the surface we will be tapping our feet and feeling the power of
the music pulling us to dance. ■
Bobbi Jo Williams is a Nursing Graduate who has been dancing for over 20 years.
She has done choreography for Special Olympics groups and children’s groups.
UNIVERSITY CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS See ad, this page
2240 SW 70th Ave, Unit A
Davie, FL 33317
954-475-3000
www.universitycenterfortheperformingarts.com
Technique training for acting, dance and music for children and adults.
Beginner and professional levels. Professional faculty. Performing
opportunities and summer camp available.
PARTY
SWIM SOLUTIONS, INC. POOL PARTIES See ad, this page
(954) 347-1061
www.swimsolutions.net
Swim Solutions Wet N Wild parties are designed to met your needs for any
age or special occasion. Services range from simple lifeguarding to letting
one of our event coordinators arrange it all! Swim lessons available too.
WORKSHOPS
NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL OR DOLL WORKSHOP See ad, this page
Enrichment
Programs
(866) HUG-NOAH (484-6624)
www.noahsarkworkshop.com
Workshops are conducted by a crew member; children choose an
unstuffed collectable animal, hand stuff it themselves, wish upon a rainbow
star, select a name, dress it and take it home.
CAMP, M USIC, PERFORMING ARTS
SHADES OF RHYTHM DANCE SCHOOL See ad, page 112
12315 Pembroke Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
(954) 438-2000
www.shadesofrhythmdanceschool.com
We offer dance, music and fitness classes for children and adults of all
skill levels. A multicultural, friendly, family-owned-and-operated dance
school, we give you many options to choose from, including individual and
group classes, private dance lessons and dance workshops. Stop by to
visit and pick up a free brochure from the newest dance school in
Pembroke Pines, or download our class schedule and registration form.
ENRICHMENT
www.earlycareguide.com
113
R ETURN THIS PAGE FOR A FREE GROWTH CHART!
Please take a moment to complete the following questions and return this page to us. If you can photocopy
the page, simply fill it out and fax it to us at 904-346-3337 or mail it to us at the address at the bottom.
You can also go to our website and fill out the reply form there! The information will not be used for
unsolicited mailings, and your input will help make our next edition even better. Thanks!
Your gender:
❑ Female
❑ Male
The primary reader of this publication is:
❑ Mother
❑ Father
❑ Grandparent
❑ Other
Age of primary reader:
❑ 18-24
❑ 35-49
❑ 60+
❑ 25-34
❑ 50-59
Highest level of education completed by
primary reader:
❑ High School
❑ Some College
❑ College Graduate
❑ Post Graduate
Employment status of primary reader:
❑ Full Time
❑ Part Time
❑ Retired
❑ At Home Parent
Total household income from all family members
and sources:
❑ Under $25,000
❑ $45,000-$49,999
❑ $25,000-$34,999
❑ $50,000-$74,999
❑ $35,000-$44,999
❑ $75,000 or more
What is your current dwelling status?
❑ Own, House
❑ Rent, House
❑ Own, Apartment/Condo/Co-Op
❑ Rent, Apartment/Condo/Co-Op
❑ Living with family/relatives
❑ Yes, please contact me in the future to participate in a
quick survey.
Please write in the number of people from each
age group, excluding yourself, in your household.
Adults, 18 or older _____ Teenagers, 13-17
____
Children, 9-12
_____ Children, 5-8
____
Children, 1-3
_____ Newborns/Infants
____
____________________________________
Name:
_________________________
Which of the following do you expect to purchase
in the next 12 months?
(Please mark all that apply.)
❑ Larger home/condo/apartment
❑ Children’s furniture
❑ Larger car or van
❑ Infant Food/Formula
❑ Video/Digital Camera
❑ Toys
Address:
_________________________
Where did you find this magazine?
____________________________________
Please write in the number of people with whom
you have shared this copy. __________
Comments/Suggestions:
____________________________________
____________________________________
City/St./Zip: _________________________
Phone:
_________________________
Email:
_________________________
12276 San Jose Blvd, Suite 212
Jacksonville, FL 32223
1-888-708-5700
www.earlycareguide.com
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to provide this Guide to you free of charge.
Please show your appreciation to them for their support to the community.
PAGE NAME
11 2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward
83 Alphabetland Preschool Programs/
Camp Renegade After School Programs
111 Bethany Christian School
87 Florida Family Child Care
Home Association
3 Florida KidCare
110 Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School
86 God's Little Creations Preschool
86 Puffin Learning Academy
21 Robin Best, M.A., C.C.C., P.A. –
Speech Language Pathologist
31, 55 School Board of Broward County –
Head Start/Early Head Start
13 Scrapbook Fanatic
24 Broward County EITC
86 Hallandale Academy
37 Broward County Health Department
12 Healthy Families Broward
29 Broward County Healthy Start
Coalition, Inc.
35 Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
Coalition of Broward County, Inc.
22 Starting Right (Nova Southeastern
University/Mailman Segal Institute)
82 Broward County Public Schools – Before
and After School Child Care Programs
33 Hollywood's Born to Read Program
85 Summit-Questa Montessori School
85 Jack & Jill Children's Center
39 Swim Central
10 Caffe Luna Rosa/Ristorante Luna Rosa
30, Child Find/Florida Diagnostic &
54, 71 Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
17 ChildNet
7 Children's Diagnostic & Treatment
Center, Inc.
4, 5 Children's Services Council of Broward
86 Crayons Child Care
IBC Darling Portrait Studio
82 Discovery Pre-School Center
27, 50 Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
6 Family Central, Inc.
86 First Steps Just for Kids
45 Florida Department of Health – Child
Care Food Program
114
IFC, BC Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
40 Lice Source Services
108 Lingua Language Center
86 Little Me Pre-School & Kindergarten
108 New Visionary Learning Center, LLC
113 Noah's Ark Animal Workshop
112 Shades of Rhythmn Dance School
113 Swim Solutions – Splash Parties
85 The Unicorn Child Development Clinic
44 UCP – Early Beginnings Academy West
14 United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County
9 United Way of Broward County
113 University Center for the Performing Arts
84 Nob Hill Academy
23 Volunteer Broward
43 One Community Partnership
15 WorkForce One Employment Solutions
111 Phyl's Academy Preparatory School
16 Planned Parenthood of South Palm
Beach and Broward Counties, Inc
86 Precious Moments Preschool
84 Preschool Prep Academy
For advertising information, please call 1.888.708.5700 ext 12.
41 YMCA of Broward County
19 Young at Art Children's Museum
* IBC = Inside Back Cover
IFC = Inside Front Cover
BC = Back Cover

Documentos relacionados