The Margaux School at Temple Judea is a Coral Gables pre school that is easily reached by people that live in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Our teachers are deeply committed to high quality early childhood education, and we understand the fact that the stakes are high.

When a child’s first learning experiences are truly enjoyable, it sets the tone for the future. This is something that we take to heart, and we find that our students look forward to the time that they spend at our pre school.

Reggio Emilia Approach

Reggio Emilia is a city in Italy, and there are a number of villages surrounding it. During the years immediately following World War II, Loris Malaguzzi, a local educator, worked with area parents to establish a unique early childhood education concept. Over the years, it has proven to be extremely successful, and this is the approach that we take here at The Margaux School.

One of the core tenets of the approach is the belief that children should have some control, or agency, over their learning, because they are active participants in the learning process and will be more engaged when the experience has meaning to them. Experiential learning is critical to this philosophy. Our students touch things, listen to the sounds around them, explore movement, and become observers of their surroundings.

Interactions with other children are very important for socialization and group learning, and we facilitate collaborative projects on a daily basis. Expression is another guiding principle. Children should be given access to countless different ways to express themselves, and they have these opportunities at our school.

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The Margaux School is informed by the Judaic tradition, and we observe the Shabbat and celebrate all of the major holidays. We bring our spiritual underpinning to the work that we do, but our values are shared by all, and children from all faiths feel comfortable here.

If you would like to learn more about our Coral Gables pre school, we would be more than glad to answer all of your questions and arrange a visit if you decide to move forward. We can be reached by phone at 305.677.9470, and you can find email addresses here if you would like to send a message to one of our administrators.

The Margaux School at Temple Judea provides child care in Coral Gables, Florida. Our location is just minutes away from Coconut Grove, South Miami, and Pinecrest, so the child care we provide is available to residents of these cities as well. Since we are part of the Temple Judea, we honor Judaic traditions with holiday observances and celebrations.

Our spiritual underpinning allows us to embody universal moral values, so people of all faiths and creeds can feel perfectly comfortable partnering with our school. The word “partner” is not chosen lightly. The approach here at The Margaux School is to develop partnerships with the parents that we provide child care for, and this synergy fosters bonding as it dissolves barriers.

Toddler Through Pre-K

When you develop a relationship with our school, over time your child will look at our child care center and preschool as a second home. We have four different programs that are custom crafted for each stage of development. Our toddler Playgroup is designed for children who are between 15 and 24 months old. Though these children are quite young, they can learn a great deal, so this is much more than a babysitting service. We have one teacher for every five toddlers, so they get a great deal of attention.

There is another program that is specifically created for children that are two years of age, and there is a three year old child care and preschool program. We include a lot of project-based learning during this formative year, and it revolves around things that the children feel very passionate about. For example, we may collectively care for, and learn about, a classroom pet. The Margaux School early childhood learning experience culminates with the Pre-K or VPK program for four to five year old children.

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As you can gather from this brief blog post, we take a very refined approach to the preschool and child care experience. We do what we do because we sincerely care about families that need child care in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami, and Pinecrest. You will not find a more committed group of teachers, and our facilities have been carefully designed to provide optimal learning environments. If you would like to learn more about our day care center and preschool, give us a call at 305-667-9470, or visit this page to send us an email.

If you are looking for the best preschool in Coral Gables, Florida, we would assert quite humbly that The Margaux School at Temple Judea may fit that description. Our preschool can be conveniently reached by people that live in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and South Miami, so a quality early childhood education is just a stone’s throw away if you reside in any of these fine communities.

How could someone contend that we are the best preschool in Coral Gables? It is important to stay humble, but we are very gratified by the positive feedback that we get from the parents of children that attend our preschool.

This a genuine message that we received that provides support for the suggestion that we are the best preschool in South Miami and the surrounding communities:

“The Margaux School has become my family’s second home. Besides from my children finding a warm, loving environment to grow and learn, I have found a place that welcomes parents and encourages the partnership between teachers and parents all for the well-being of the children. There simply isn’t anywhere better.”

If you would like to take a look at some of the other kind words that parents have to say about our Coral Gables preschool, take a moment to visit our testimonials page.

Four Specific Goals

Our approach to early childhood education revolves around the achievement of four specific goals. First and foremost, we do everything possible to help our students develop a very positive sense of self-worth. This foundation is extremely important, and once it has been established, it will remain in place for life.

Secondly, we make learning enjoyable, and we encourage students to pursue subjects that are interesting to them. This cultivates a passion for learning new things. We teach children how to take personal responsibility, and finally, we recognize and honor their spiritual identities.

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We would love to get to know you and your child, show you around the school, and answer any questions that you may have. You can reach a member of our staff right now if you give us a call at 305-667-9470, and you can click this link to send an email to one of our administrators.

Ms. Maya & Ms Lisa write:

“Toddlers make absolutely wonderful pictures when they are allowed to freely work with paints and color.  Children are born artists. They are  naturally curious, imaginative, inventive  and intuitive.

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Art gives children the  opportunity to explore those areas and  grow in a safe environment because it is  fun for them. Art helps children grow and develop through  creative thinking and feeling.  Art is about the process for  kids, and not about the end product. So in the process of  doing art, kids learn critical thinking, problem‐solving, and  develop social, emotional and physical skills, such as fine and  gross motor skills. But really, early art doesn’t have to equal  academic genius. It’s giving the kids the chance to express their creativity and  learn what art is about which is freedom to think out the box.”

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Ms. Yuli & Ms. Yesenia write:

“For Family Friendly Wednesday, we invited Chase’s dad to show us how to build a Sukkah. The children were engaged and observing, while at the same time curious as to what materials were being used. The children were able to see how each PVC pipe was connected to build the Sukkah.


The children were amazed when they saw the leaves being used as a roof.

The children were excited watching as the Sukkah was being built, patiently waiting for the chance to decorate and play inside.”img_2806