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Schools & After School Classes Guide

By on January 8, 2014

Early Childhood Schools

The formal teaching of young children by people outside the family or in settings outside the home. The most important & informative years are the first six years. Education often focuses on children learning through play. It has been thought that children learn more efficiently & gain more knowledge through play-based activities such as dramatic play, art, & social games The following accredited early childhood schools are dedicated to quality early childhood education:

Kids for Kids Academy, 14465 Country Walk Dr. Country Walk. 305-232-0606. www.kidsforkidsacademy.com

Paradise Christian School, 6184 W. 21 Ct. Hialeah & 7500 NW 58 St. Miami 305-828-7477. www.paradisechristianschool.com

La Scuola, 13301 SW 87 Ave. Pinecrest (near the Falls). 305-278-9555. www.lascuola.com

REM Learning Center, 16400 SW 147 Ave. So. Dade/Miami. 305-235-0300. www.remlearningcenter.com

Su’s Creative Corner Preschool I & II, in Homestead. 305-248-1925. www.sccpreschool.com

The Creative Learning Center in Kendall/Miami. 305-274-4006. www.creativelearningmiami.com

Montessori Schools

It’s never too early to think Montessori. Cognitive & social development is emphasized with the teacher as a mentor & guide. Instruction is based on varied learning styles with mixed age grouping & pursuit of interests through discovery. Discover the Montessori School in your neighborhood:

Coconut Grove Montessori, Two locations in Coconut Grove: 2650 SW 27 Ave. & 3280 Bird Ave. 305-444-4484. www.cgrovemontessori.com

Gables Montessori School, 305-597-1900. 990 S. LeJeune Rd. Miami.Coral Gables. www.gablesmontessori.com

International Bilingual Montessori School, 6330 SW 40 St. Miami  305-661-6434. www.ibmontessorischool.com

Marware Montessori Academy, 2330 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood. 954-923-7100 www.marwaremontessori.com

Montessori Children’s House, 6381 Miami Lakeway Dr. NE., Miami Lakes. 305-823-5632

Sunset Montessori School, 7430 Sunset Dr. Miami. 305-666-2008. www.sunsetmontessorischool.com

The Montessori Garden, 8250 SW 40 St. Miami/Westchester, 786-275-4748. www.themontessorigarden.com

KLA Schools  | The KLA schools count on highly qualified & extensively trained pedagogical teams & feature state-of-the-art furniture ergonomically designed for quality early childhood learning. The classroom materials & equipment are carefully selected to accommodate the different ages we serve. The schools are built to suit the children’s natural curiosity & to enable them to excel in their learning objectives. To register for the 2014 school year call 305-377-0391. Multiple locations: Aventura, Brickell, Coral Gables, Doral, No. Bay Village, Pembroke Pines & Coconut Creek. www.klaschools.com

La ScuolaA Reggio Emilia inspired school that welcomes children from Infants–5th grade. The school’s unique educational approach provides children the opportunity to be engaged & captivated by hands-on learning experiences! Children learn how to think as opposed to how to repeat or draw on rote facts. They learn to work individually & as a group. This is a school where children, even the youngest, are challenged to excel while growing up in a supporting & nurturing environment! 13301 SW 87 Ave (near the Falls), Miami. 305-278-9555 www.lascuola.com

REM Learning Center | Providing quality childcare since 1982. Our Smart Boards have only added to our developmentally appropriate curriculum. REM is open all year long providing an exciting Summer Program. Ages 12months to 1st Grade. VPK Provider. Mon–Fri, 6:30am–6:30pm.16400 SW 147 Ave. Miami. 305-235-0300. www.remlearningcenter.com

TiniCiti Preschool & Childcare |  Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, TiniCiti maintains a unique combination of the world’s strongest philosophies, curriculums, & technology to create an environment that incorporates a comprehensive educational experience, focusing on social & emotional growth, alongside academic & environmental consciousness. For infants–5 years. Weekend, late hour & drop-in childcare available. 1221 Brickell Ave -R 18 Miami. 305-364-5798. www.tiniciti.com

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