- School Readiness – School Readiness programs provide early education opportunities to children ages birth to 5 years old, particularly children whose parents are economically disadvantaged; children who have been determined to be at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation; and children with disabilities.Services may be provided to children ages 6 to 7 depending on availability of funding.
- Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) – VPK offers all 4 and 5 year-old children a jump start on reading, math, language and social skills. Qualified VPK teachers utilize developmentally appropriate curricula to educate children, preparing them for kindergarten while inspiring their desire to learn. The program is offered free-of-charge during the school year as well as the summer, offering all children and families an equal opportunity for educational success.
- Curriculum Learning Communities (CLC) project helps early learning programs implement developmentally appropriate curricula. Initially, it supports programs that use Creative Curriculum or HighScope Curriculum, with plans to include other approved curricula in the future. CLC is based on best practices and lessons learned from the local Ready Schools Miami project and other local and national early childhood curriculum implementation initiatives.
- Developmental Screenings and Assessments – The Coalition,
through its skilled community partners, completes child development screenings and
assessments for children ages birth to 5 years old. Referrals to appropriate services
are made when developmental delays are identified in children, ensuring each child
receives the special attention he/she needs.
The Coalition also assesses learning environments in early care and education centers and homes, ensuring teachers are able to provide quality education and meaningful activities for children in positive, educational settings.
- Inclusion Services – Inclusion Services prepare children with special needs for kindergarten. Utilizing specialized curricula, services address the individualized needs of children, equipping them with the reading, math, language and social skills they need to succeed alongside their peers throughout elementary school.
- Quality Counts is a voluntary improvement system that reviews early learning programs according to clearly defined, high quality standards and offers supports and incentives to help providers reach their goals while improving the quality of early care and education in our community.
- Refugee Program - The Refugee Services Program provides subsidized child care services to the children of eligible refugees/entrants who reside in Miami-Dade County, Florida participating in an employability service, as well as administrative and direct services necessary to develop and to maintain a safe, cost effective, family friendly system to assist refugee/entrant families to become or remain economically self-sufficient.
- Teenage Parent Program (TAP) - This program that offers early care and education services to teenage parents enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
- Technical Assistance and Mentoring – The Coalition
provides a variety of support services to early care and education centers and homes,
including one-on-one mentoring and professional development trainings, ensuring
child care staff are equipped to prepare children for kindergarten and elementary
The Coalition also provides technical assistance, such as accreditation, selected curriculum enhancement and necessary materials, enriching the quality of care and education provided to children in early education programs.