We know finding the right preschool and daycare can be challenging. Different schools might brag about their ratios, programs, lunches and more. But what about if they had official preschool accreditation that had to be renewed and could be subject to inspection at any time? That would be a sure sign of a school that has met rigorous standards. Here are some of the accreditation aspects you should expect in your search for a preschool or daycare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL and surrounding areas.

Early Learning Preschool Accreditation in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and South Miami
  • Great teachers – You can expect teachers who have current training and will go through continual training to update their skills and knowledge.
  • Enriching programs – Many different accreditations require schools to have enriching programs that support all areas of child development
  • Assessments – Early intervention is essential in a child’s development. Assessments not only give a picture of where a child is currently in their educational journey but where they also may need more attention. 
  • Well-being – Programs on nutrition and environmental safety, so children are always in a safe environment.

There are many different areas of preschool accreditation. At the Margaux Early Childhood School, we have been recognized with accreditation from NAEYC. We are happy to tell you about our preschool accreditation and what it means for our school and students when you visit us on a tour. Keep in mind that accreditation is different from being licensed. A ruling jurisdiction requires a license, while accreditation encompasses programs, teachers, school-community relationships and more.

Do you have more questions about preschool accreditation in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL and surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL and surrounding areas.

We know parents wonder when is the best time to start their little ones in preschool. Some think maybe 3 or 4, but studies have shown that kids as young as two can benefit from preschool, even if the time spent is just a few hours a day. Here is why we feel two-year-old’s would benefit from what many South Miami families think is the best preschool in Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL and surrounding areas.

  1. New words and stories. We know you do your best to read to your little ones, but what if they could be introduced to even more? After all, they benefit from hearing different words and being introduced to new sounds. For example, think of the difference between “puzzles” and “peaches.” Learning the context of many different words and the different sounds will help their little minds develop speech patterns.
  2. Pretend play. Imagine how exciting it must be to play with a whole new set of toys! And, we see them making their own games or mimicking the behavior they see at the doctors or you at home, such as cooking. This is excellent motivation for them to use their imagination and get their minds working.
  3. Numbers and counting. It might be hard to get your little ones to “learn” at home. After all, they get distracted, and they probably act differently toward their parents than for their teachers. But at preschool, they benefit from the group behavior of seeing their peers and the best preschool teachers in the area.
  4. Manners and respect. This is a challenging time for any toddler, including two-year-old’s. So often our teachers will interject with distraction. But your little one will start to learn that other children may want the same toy or chair, and certain behaviors, such as hitting, are not appropriate.
  5. Routines. If you are home all day with a toddler, do you take your time to get dressed or eat breakfast? That’s ok! At school, there are certain routines we follow, such as Morning Meeting, playing or reading time. This is an excellent introduction to school and group habits.

Do you have more questions about the best preschool in Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and the surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

Toddlers are on the move! Toddlers love to explore something new and different. Sometimes every five minutes! We’ve worked with many toddlers in our toddler daycare in Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and surrounding areas. At Margaux Early Childhood School, we know all about how to keep toddlers happy, entertained and busy.

Little Girl on Bike at Toddler Daycare in Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables

One thing we know is that toddlers thrive in a hands-on learning environment. Their little minds are growing and developing, so we make sure to include experiences that will help them grow in a nurturing environment.

Here are some of our favorite hands-on learning activities in our toddler daycare:

  1. Let students lead. Oh, you think that block is really a car that makes car noises? Why not?! We might not always understand their thinking but we can encourage their imagination and creativity.
  2. Get their hands dirty. What’s a better way to learn than through stimulating the senses? What is that? What does it smell like? What does it feel like? Toddlers always want to reach out and grab something. We encourage them to explore and learn in a safe environment.
  3. Fail until you get it. Toddlers can become easily frustrated, but this is because everything is so new to them and they are just learning how to do things. Our teachers motivate them to keep trying, and give them encouraging words along the way.
  4. Practice with fine motor skills. One day the littles ones in our toddler daycare are going to need to be strong writers. Believe it or not, playing with blocks, trucks, building things and more help them develop those fine motor skills that will eventually go to holding a pencil.
  5. Explore and discover. We’ve all seen a toddler take a basket of toys and dump it out. Not only is this fun, but it’s a great way to hear the noise, watch the toys fall out, find out what was hiding and more. Exploring and discovering new things in a safe environment is what toddlers love to do.

Do you have more questions about toddler daycare in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

We might see preschoolers as little and think they won’t remember anything from their preschool years but it’s amazing how many memories they take with them. We love to see previous students come back to visit and tell us their favorite memory from when they went to the Margaux Early Childhood School. We’ve worked with many families throughout Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas looking to make preschool memories, and are looking forward to working with your family too. 

Here are some of the preschool memories people say they remember.

Students in Preschool Classroom in Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables
  1. Their preschool teachers. How can you not forget someone who is so loving and nurturing? Many of our students adore their teachers, and our teachers adore their students right back! Our teachers know how to create a safe and loving environment, making a wonderful and memorable experience for all their students.
  2. Crafts and activities. You might hold onto many of their projects, and we bet there will be one or two that stay in their memory. You can also support our annual Art Auction where you have an opportunity to have a forever keepsake made by our very own Margaux students!
  3. A favorite book. We know families read as many books as they can in the home environment. And, we do too! Some of our teachers even have their own favorite books they like to read to class. We’re sure their love and energy for a special book will be passed to your little one.
  4. A fun game. Playing games is a wonderful way for children to have fun and to learn. At the Margaux School, we encourage learning through play whether it be through an experience or a game. We know there will be a fun game your little one will remember.
  5. Traditions and holidays. Many preschools celebrate different holidays, changes of the seasons and more. At Margaux Early Childhood School, we also celebrate the different Jewish holidays and Shabbat through songs and festivals with our connection to Temple Judea.

And now we’re ready to help your family and your little one create their own preschool memories.

Do you have more questions about preschool in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

Parents can be anxious when VPK sneaks up and it’s time to learn more and enroll their little one. After all, this isn’t education that is guaranteed based on where you live. VPK is a program in which parents need to sign up for the waiver and then find the best fit. Of course, we always welcome any caregivers or parents to call us directly, and we’ll help them through the process. We’ve been proudly serving the local area of South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, and Coral Gables with quality VPK for many years.

VPK in South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, Coral Gables, and Surrounding Areas

Here are some of the things your family will get with VPK at Margaux Early Childhood School.

  1. A jump start in formal education. Our Early Childhood Program holds as its fundamental and basic goal to provide quality education in an atmosphere of security and love. While cultivating a love of learning, we help children discover, make connections and grow at their own pace. Our VPK program gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school.
  2. Enrichment programs. Take back your family free time and let your little one complete enrichment activities with us! Not only do we have soccer, ballet and other sports, but we also offer programs that can enrich your child’s current interests in science, cooking and more.
  3. Extended care. VPK programs include a limited number of hours. If you are looking for a VPK that offers extended hours, then you’ve found the right place. We offer fun, enriching activities during our extended hours of 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. / 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  4. Social skills. Some children may not have had much exposure to social environments due to caregiving or other family dynamics. VPK is a wonderful transition to learn about sharing, working in a group, playing and other activities that come with learning new social skills.
  5. Early intervention. As per VPK standards, our teachers conduct a state-required formal assessment for each child. This is a low-pressure, welcoming evaluation that allows our teachers to see if their students need extra help in any areas. VPK is a great time to see how a child is learning and growing and find out if they need any additional support.

Do you have more questions about VPK in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

Are you looking for a fantastic daycare in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas? Let us tell you about some things that will help you know you’ve found a great daycare.

Daycare in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Surrounding Areas
  1. Happy kids! If you go on a visit and see happy kids, you’ll know this is a great sign. Kids are excellent readers of others’ feelings. So if their parents or their teachers aren’t happy, they won’t be either. After all, if their parents don’t trust the daycare or the teachers aren’t having fun, why should they? On the other hand, happy kids having a great time is a sign of a trusting, nurturing environment.
  2. A structured, yet fun curriculum. An engaging curriculum of different activities is essential in a daycare. Our students have fun while learning, too! Our approach is one of a full circle of connections — with the child at the center and the faculty and family surrounding them with support, enthusiasm, and love. At the Margaux Early Childhood School, not only do we have a great curriculum, it’s part of our certification.
  3. Low employee turnover. This is one aspect of Margaux Early Childhood School we are incredibly proud of and share. Not only are our teachers and caregivers highly trained, but they also have a fantastic tenure with us. In fact, our teacher tenure is almost unheard of in our industry. We have amazing, loving and nurturing teachers and create an environment that keeps them and our families happy and appreciated.
  4. Great reviews. We know people are cautious about where their kids go to daycare in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas. That’s why we are so proud of our great reviews. And if you need more, we’ll be happy to supply references so you can ask your own questions.
  5. Safety procedures. There are several different safety aspects parents should look for when searching for the best daycare. First, teachers should be trained in first aid and CPR. Next, look for age-appropriate toys in the classrooms. Also, look for how kids are signed in and out every day. Lastly, there should be procedures in place for emergencies.

Do you have more questions about daycare in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coral Gables and the surrounding areas? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

Are you looking for excellent childcare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL, and the surrounding areas? Then come and tour Margaux Early Childhood School in Coral Gables. We know you’ll be glad you did! Don’t make your decision about daycare in South Miami until you’ve seen many different options, including us. We love giving tours and meeting potential families!

Here are some tips on what to look for when touring different options in South Florida childcare.

Childcare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL
  1. High recommendations! You know you are putting a lot of trust in a place that will be watching your little ones. Why not ask other parents what they think? We can always provide you with references, or you can look at independent reviews.
  2. Schedules and curriculum. We proudly post what we are learning in our classrooms via the Remini app. We know little ones live and breathe by structure, and it’s a great way for us not to only help our students get ready for the school environment but also to let parents know what their little ones are doing every day! In fact, part of our accreditation is built from the recognition of our programs.
  3. What is the staff like? Our teachers are chosen for their love and understanding of children, their ability to be joyful and their willingness to continue their own professional education. Through their guidance and loving care, you and your child will experience this exciting learning journey together.
  4. Safety. Your child’s safety and your peace of mind are of the utmost concern at the Margaux School. Our entire facility is fenced in and the outside entrance is monitored throughout the day. All visitors must register in our office. Security is provided by uniformed members of the Coral Gables Police Department at all times when children are present.
  5. Are the children enjoying themselves? We can answer that right now – they are! Not only have we had children through their entire preschool education, but we’ve also had many families and all the siblings!

We understand that finding the best childcare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, FL, and the surrounding areas can be difficult. We understand you have many choices and hope you’ll make checking us out one of them. We look forward to seeing you!

Do you have more questions about daycare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, or South Miami? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

Are you starting your search for the right pre school in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, FL, or South Miami? Or maybe you’ve been searching but feel you haven’t found the right one? Wherever you are in your search, we invite you to look at the Margaux Early Childhood School at Temple Judea.

Teacher Reading to Students in Pre School in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami

Why is this such an important time in your child’s life? Because so much crucial brain development and social skills are created during these years. What better way to support this development than in the nurturing environment of the Margaux Early Childhood School! Our teachers are trained in each aspect of development and love supporting your child’s learning.

Of course, you’d want the best for such a time, and we invite you to see the many benefits of the Margaux Early Childhood School for your choice of pre school in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, FL, or South Miami.

  • Accreditation – We have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) —the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.
  • Loving Teachers – Our teachers do their job because they love it, and it shows! Our teachers have strong educational backgrounds in early childhood education and have been with us longer than the average tenure. Come meet them and see why.
  • Strong programs – We believe in setting the foundation for formal education. But we also believe in exploration and discovery! So not only are our core programs set up for fun and nurturing educational environment, but our enrichment programs are too. Imagine introducing your child to ballet or music while at school and nurturing any interests they have.

There are so many different ways we can be your best choice for pre school in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami and the surrounding areas. We encourage you to visit to learn more about this amazing environment for this part of your child’s development.

For more information about the well-structured, nurturing preschool and daycare programs at Margaux Early Childhood School, call us at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

We understand looking for a daycare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, and surrounding areas can be worrisome. But know that the Margaux Early Childhood School has been serving the local South Miami community for decades. We love all the children that come through our doors and are so happy to be part of their growing and learning process.

Many of the parents that have come through our doors have asked the same questions as we’re sure you have. So here are some answers that we hope help you learn more about the Margaux Early Childhood School.

Young Boy Child at a Daycare Center in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, South Miami
  1. Do you have extended hours? Yes! With our Extended Day Program, children can begin their learning and exploration prior to school starting or stretch beyond the normal end-of-the-day schedule. Our priority is to provide a warm, nurturing, loving environment for children and families, so our Extended Day Program is designed to be a high quality extension of the day’s exploration.Parents may choose to use these programs on a daily basis and are billed at the end of the month.
  2. Is the Margaux Early Childhood School an accredited daycare? Yes! We have earned the NAEYC Accreditation, which means we have been recognized among the top in the nation. This accreditation recognizes the strength of our school as well as all our programs.
  3. Are there enrichment programs available? Yes! Throughout the year we offer several enrichment classes. Some of these are offered during the school day and provided by outside vendors, while others are taught by members of our faculty from 3-4 p.m. Programs include ballet, soccer, cooking and yoga.
  4. Do you offer VPK? Yes! VPK at The Margaux School is part of a full-day experience loaded with learning and opportunities for discovery and joy! Our VPK students can also participate in the programs listed above. This might be one of the most fun VPK programs in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, and South Miami.
  5. What are your teachers like? They are some of the best parts of the Margaux Early Childhood School! Our teachers are positive, enthusiastic, lifelong learners who always bring something new to the classroom. They are a child’s learning guide. Our teachers are chosen for their love and understanding of children, their ability to be joyful and their willingness to continue their own professional education.

Do you have more questions about daycare in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, FL, or South Miami? We look forward to meeting you and can be reached at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.

We have some of the best families at the Margaux Early Childhood School. The families of our little ones know that we are more than just a daycare for Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables. We are a program that supports early childhood education, community atmosphere and fun enrichment. In fact, many members of our teaching staff and the Temple Judea congregation have had their children at the Margaux Early Childhood School!

So what does daycare mean to our families and us?  It’s more than just where your child spends the day.

Girl Smiling/Playing at a Daycare in Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables
  1. We take early education seriously!  Our teachers are chosen for their love and understanding of children, their ability to be joyful and their willingness to continue their own professional education. Through their guidance and loving care, you and your child will experience this exciting learning journey together.
  2. We offer enrichment programs. This is a great way to explore your child’s interests and talents without taking away from family time. Different programs include music, soccer, Spanish, cooking, ballet, and more.
  3. Spiritual development. At the Margaux School, we celebrate Shabbat and all Jewish holidays in age-appropriate programs. We welcome all religions and feel our programs create a sense of community and spiritual awareness to be celebrated with clergy and family.
  4. Top-quality education. Did you know most of your child’s brain development will happen while in preschool? We are recognized by top accreditation programs for the educational programs we offer. We stimulate learning through curiosity and exploration and are able to notice when any child needs extra assistance.

Our early childhood program holds as its fundamental and basic goal to provide quality education in an atmosphere of security and love, and we believe it has made us the number one choice for daycare in Pinecrest, FL, South Miami, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables. Many families have gone through the Margaux School for daycare and the wonderful programs and experiences we offer.

For more information about the well-structured, nurturing preschool and daycare programs at The Margaux Early Childhood School, give us a call at 305-667-9470. We proudly serve families throughout Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and surrounding areas.