Established in 1966
environment where your child's growing experience will be an exciting
1210 S.W. 78 Ct.
Miami, Fl 33144
Phone: 305-264-2345 - Fax: 305-264-6162
Arrowhead nursery and Kindergarten is the best Center that will
assist your child in developing his or her intelligence and creativity.
Located en South Miami this center has been serving children for
38 years and has obtained excellent results in the assessment of
the Department of Children and Family.
To provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating child-centered environment,
where your child's growing experience will be an enriching adventure.
We provide developmentally appropriate early childhood education
in a child-centered environment. The practices we use are recommended
by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC) and Red Latino Americana Talento whose philosophy is shared
by our staff.
Meñique is the name of our curriculum. Children will learn
social skills, language and math development, gross and fine motor
skills and be exposed to language, math, science, art, music, and
physical education and cooking. They will be challenged with different
activities of cutting, pasting, coloring and painting.
Tuition and Fees:
yrs. old VPK
**$80.00 School Year and $95.00 on Public School Vacation.
fee is due upon the beginning of the school year. This included
their complete school supplies for the year.
In order to reserve
a place for your child a deposit is required with your registration
form. The deposit will be in the amount of first week's tuition.
Deposits are non-refundable.
open at any time during the year.
is required during the month of June for all returning students.
The annual tuition is based on a 12 month school year. Starting on August 1st the Tuition may be paid in advance the following manner:
- Semimonthly (2 payments due the 1st day and 15th day of each month)
- Monthly (12 payments due the 1st day of each month)
No deductions will be made for days, weeks or months that the student is absent from school. (Tuition must be paid in order for the student to maintain enrollment)
ALL PAYMENTS MADE TO THE SCHOOL ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
*Tuition is due on
Mondays. If tuition is not been paid by Wednesday, a late fee of
$10.00 will be added. If tuition plus late charges are not paid
by the 2nd week, your child will not be accepted back in school.
Days and hours of
operation are Monday- Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Our full times students
are welcomed for drop-off at 7:00 A.M. School hours are from 8:00
A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closing time is 6:00 P.M. A late fee of $2.00 per 5 minutes after
6:00 P.M. will be charged. A logbook with your signature will be
kept and late fees, if any, will be added to your weekly tuition.
tO cHILDREN pRE-k 3 AND pRE-k 4 (U.P.K.-4) classes begin promptly for children at 8:30 A.M.
Remember signature BOOK the SIGN IN/SIGN OUT EVERYDAY.
HOLIDAYS (School Year)
will be closed on the following days:
September, Monday (Labor Day)
November, Tursday and Friday (Thanksgiving)
(Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve observed)
January (New Year's Day observed)
Friday, April 14th
(Good Friday) 2006
Monday, May 29th
(Memorial Day) 2006
Tuesday, July 4th
(Independence Day) 2006
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES
It is our policy
to maintain the health of all children and staff members by excluding
anyone with a communicable disease. If your child is experiencing
any symptoms of fever, irritability, vomiting, loose stools, sore
throat, runny nose, and/or a rash he/she will not be able to return
to school until a minimum of 24 hours free of symptoms.
If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be notified
and the child will be isolated until you or a designee is able to
take him/her home. Please do not bring him/her to school until the
doctor releases the child to return to school.
If during school hours it is necessary for your child to take medicine
(prescribed by a doctor), an Authorization for Medication form must
be completed and signed at the office.
If your child is injured with an open scrape or scratch at school
we will wash it with soap and water then cover it with a band-aid.
An accident report will be sent home to notify you. In the case
of a head bump we will apply ice and call you. If your child has
a severe injury the emergency medical services will be called and
a staff member will accompany your child to the hospital and wait
for your arrival.
An incident form will be used to notify you of anything unusual
that occur. For example, your child had a rough time cooperating
with friends today or we had a fire drill that upset him/her. We
hope that with this knowledge you can start a dialogue with your
child so that they can relate and express their experiences with
Parents must provide the school with the original updated medical
immunization record; this consists of the following:
Department of Children and Families Form 3040 & 680. Forms must
Updated as necessary.
TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES, CIVIL DISTURBANCES
In the event of
hurricane warnings or other emergencies, Arrowhead Kindergarten
will dismiss and resume classes in accordance to public announcements
for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Parents will follow radio
or television announcements in this regard. If emergencies or tropical
storms arise during school hours, parents or authorized persons
are urged to pick up their child or children immediately at school.
NO student should remain on school grounds when these emergencies
In the event of a
civil disturbance, we will secure the building with all students
and staff safely inside and be attentive to instructions from authorities
via telephone, radio, or TV.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE & PARKING
Arrival and dismissal
policy has been designed to ensure the safety of students and the
progress of vehicles. Please park only on the designated areas.
The center is open
from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
A sign up sheet will be posted in the entrance of the School. Please
sign in at the time you bring your child, and also at pick up time.
Parents must personally escort children to their classroom.
In guiding children's
behavior we have establish firm, positive, and clear rules and enforce
Discipline is maintained in every classroom and is the responsibility
of every caregiver of the child care center's staff.
including abusive language or ridicule, is strictly prohibited.
Positive reinforcements will be utilized for appropriate and acceptable
Time out will be used to calm down children when behavior in class
is inappropriate and/or unacceptable.
If the behavior still does not improve, then the teacher will call
the parent and discuss the child's behavior.
If the child does not improve his behavior after discussion with
the parents, we reserve the right to ask the child to leave Arrowhead
Kindergarten, after a one-month period.
PARENT/ TEACHER COMMUNICATION
A positive and open
communication between parents and teachers is strongly encouraged
at Arrowhead Kindergarten.
Teachers will communicate with parents concerning their child's
behavior through a written progress report.
If parents are requesting a conference with the teacher, they may
leave a message with the director and the teacher will return the
call within 24 hours. The director will ensure that the teacher
responds to their request.
Parents should keep the teacher and/or director informed of anything
that might affect the child's conduct during the day. (For example;
family conflict, death, move, etc.)
If you will like to speak to the director, please call the office
to schedule an appointment Phone number is 305 264 2345 or mail
RELEASE OF CHILDREN
Children will only
be released to authorized persons listed on the Enrollment Form,
or via written communication with director.
Please call the office if there is any change with the day's plan.
If someone new is picking up your child we will ask him or her for
their drivers license. Please notify them to make sure that they
have identification with them.
All students (2 yrs.
and up) are required to wear a school uniform. The uniforms may
be purchased at our office
Younger children should wear comfortable clothing. Please help your
child gain independence by labeling all possessions. Jackets and
sweaters, caps, raincoats, smocks, backpacks, etc. should be clearly
marked. Smocks for painting can be made from adult's old shirts.
(Tempera paints may not wash out of clothing.) In case of spills
or accidents, all children need a change of clothing and underwear.
You may pack this in the backpack.
Your child will need
to have a backpack in which to bring papers home. Please have your
child's name on the backpack and check the backpack daily for important
information from your child's teacher.
TOYS FROM HOME
The school will provide
toys and equipment in sufficient quantity to allow for a variety
of play and learning activities. Please do not bring toys from home
unless a teacher has asked for "Show and Tell" items.
Birthdays may be
celebrated at school. The parents are welcome to attend and furnish
party goods and refreshments. Please see your child's teacher and
Director for specific details.
Several field trips
may be taken throughout the year to enhance learning, and as an
extension of our thematic unit. Parents will be notified well in
advance and asked to sign a permission form of all trips taken.
Parents may be asked to accompany their children on field trips.
We do not have any accommodations for siblings on field trips.
Please notify the
school office when your child must be absent from school for any
reason. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. No refunds
will be given for days that your child is not in attendance.
STATEMENT OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT
We are required by
law to report any suspected child abuse. Physical abuse is defined
as any non-accidental injury, sexual battery, financial or sexual
exploitation, or injury to the intellectual or psychological capacity
of a child. Neglect is defined as the failure o provides adequate
food, clothing, shelter, health care, or needed supervision.
The school will provide
a nutritionally balanced lunch and snacks cooked in our kitchen
Other Important Issue
We do not discriminate
students or applicants on the basis of race, religion, national
or ethnic origin.