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CHILD CARE CENTERS


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CHILD CARE CENTERS ( See also Schools, After-school care, recreation )

There are a many childcare day programs located throughout the Florida Keys. In selecting a child care center determine the experience and training of the caregivers. Are they certified or accredited? How long have they been in operation?

WESLEY HOUSE - Often parents seek assistance of Wesley House - Their mission is to promote and enhance the safety, well-being and development of children by educating and supporting families in Monroe County, Florida. Wesley House is a private non-profit agency designated 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Funding for Wesley is funded in part by: several Departments of the State of Florida, Monroe County Government and School District, Various foundations, corporations, organizations and individual donors

Main Program Site - 1304 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-7150, fax : (305) 292-7156, http://www.wesleyhouse.org

Wesley House provides the following services: Child care resource and referral, financial assistance for child care for income eligible families, and transportation services for child care.

Wesley provides early childhood professional education and training, co-parenting classes for divorcing parents, workshops for parents, teens and youth, and a Teen Parent Program.

Wesley also provides services in foster parent recruitment, training and retention, in-home services to prevent neglect and abuse for children too young to protect themselves, in-home services to build positive parent/child relationships for mothers of newborns,

They also directly operate two child care centers:

Inez Martin Child Care Center - 1100 Varela Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 296-5231, fax: (305) 292-3865

Frederick Douglass Child Care Center - 103 Olivia, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 294-3934, fax (305) 296-5501

Other Wesley House Family Services Locations and Phone Numbers

Healthy Families-Monroe, 1623C-3 Spalding Court, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 293-7494, fax: (305) 293-7499

Marathon Family Services Office - 2796 Overseas Hwy., Ste 202, Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 289-2675, fax: (305) 289-2686

Tavernier Family Services Office- 175 Wrenn Street, Tavernier, FL 33070, (305) 853-3518, fax: (305) 853-3530

Marathon Neighborhood Center Office - 3010 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050, (305) 289-2344, fax (305) 289-2345

Tavernier Neighborhood Center Office- 175 Wrenn Street, Tavernier, FL 33070, (305) 853-3521, fax (305) 853-3530

FACES-Foster Care Office Upper Keys - 103400 Overseas Hwy., Ste. 328, Key Largo, FL 33037, (305) 453-1266, fax (305) 453-1259

 

KEY LARGO

Grouper Lane Preschool - 735 Grouper Lane, Key Largo, 33037, Mile Marker 95, Phone: 305-852-9520, Owner/Director: Kim Wiecjorek B.S. Early Childhood Education, NAEYC (National Association of the Education of Young Children), only Nationally Accredited Preschool in the upper Keys, Accredited Gold Seal Quality Program for the State of Florida, a Wesley House School Readiness Provider with Pre-K Program. Accepts children age one year to ten years old. Open Monday through Friday, 7:00-5:30, Drop-ins accepted when space available.

Keys Academy at St. Justins - 105500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo - 305-451-6415, preschool (full and part time) through 8th grade.

Key Largo School Faculty Day Care - 104801 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-451-1511

Little Bears Day Care - MM 100.4 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-451-0755

Montessori School of Key Largo - 99341 Overseas Highway - Key Largo - 305-453-3939

The School House at Ocean Reef - 2 Dockside Lane, Key Largo, 305-367-2409 - private gated community facility

 

Island PreSchool - 5 transylvania Ave. MM 103 - Key largo - 305-451-1181, pre-kindergarten program , vacationers welcome, after school care ages 8 weeks through 10 years.

Little Sea Horse Academy - 104960 Overseas Highway, Key Largo - 305- 451-6045

Port Largo Learning Center - 99341 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-451-0146

 

TAVERNIER

Creative Playschool Coop - 93000 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, 305-852-2581
Tropical Tots Child Care - 93000 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, 305-852-9879

Montessori Island School - MM 92.3 - 92295 Old SR #4A , Tavernier, 305-852-3438

BIG PINE

Sunshine Nursery School - 30050 Pond Lane, Big Pine Key, 305-872-2432, Ages 1 and up, pre-kindergarten program, Weekly rates, Hours 7AM to 6 PM, After school care.

Big Pine Cooperative Preschool - Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, 33043, 305-872-9930

Creative Learning Preschool - Avenue D & 1st Street, Big Pine Key, 305-872-4309

 

MARATHON

Community Cooperative Preschool - San Pablo Catholic Church Annex,, 550 - 122nd Street, Marathon, 305-743-3517, half and full day sessions, morning program until 12:50 PM, Active in Marathon since 1981. Non-profit preschool owned, administered, and staffed by parents

Playgroup - 6 months to two years- Wednesday mornings, parent or caregiver must attend
Preschool - Age 2 to 5, Monday through Friday mornings, toilet independent
Pre-K - Age 4 by September 1st, 2 mornings a week
After-School Care - from 12:50 to 5:30 PM for Pre-school age Children who are toilet independent.

Community Cooperative Summer Program - June 3 - August 7 2002 - field trips, arts and crafts, library day, summer theater

A B C Day School - 6630 65th Street , Marathon 305-743-3521, Ages 2 and Up

Happy Apple PreSchool - 12350 Overseas Highway, Mararthon - 305-743-9020, year round program, ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Kreative Kids Christian Academy - 4711 Overseas Highway, Marathon - 305-743-7165 - pre-school ages 1 to 5, also before and after school care.

Tiny Tots Academy - 12350 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 305-289-1239

Grace Jones Day Care Center - 230 41st Street, Marathon, 305-743-6064

 

 

CUDJOE KEY

Banana Cabanna Academy - MM 23, 22673 Pieces of Eight Road, 22290 Overseas Highway , Cudjoe Key - 305-745-1400 Drop-ins and vacationers welcome, ages 1 through 8, full day or part time, year round program, also before school and after school care.

 

ISLAMORADA

Island Christen Schools - Marathon 305- 743-2200 and Islamorada 305-664-2781 - preschool through 12 grade, afterschool care, summer program ages 2 through 12 ( See SCHOOLS - PRIVATE )

Mother Goose Child Care Center - 82891 Old Highway One, Islamorada, 305-664-4212

St James Children's Center - 87500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-852-2161

 

 KEY WEST

Easter Seals Child Development Centers - 5220 West Junior College Road, Key West, 305-294-1089 and 93001 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, 305-852-0250 - 6 weeks to age 3, year round program

 

Montessori Children's School of Key West - 1221 Varela Street - Key West - 305-294-5302

Frederick Douglass Child Care - 103 Olivia Street, Key West, 305-294-3934

Key West High School Child Care - 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West, 305-293-6383

Lighthouse Christian Academy - 5580 MacDonald Avenue, Key West /Stock Island - 305-292-5582 , infants to preschool, Monday through friday 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM - http://www.lcachildcare.com/

Grace Lutheran School - 2713 Flagler Ave, Key West, 305-296-8262

Little Conch Academy - 1501 7th Street, Key West - 305-294-4653, 7;30 AM to 6:00 PM

Peanut Butter & Jelly Day Care - 1501 7th Street, Key West, 305-294-4653

Sunbeam Christian School - 1311 5th Street, Key West, 305-294-6018

Little Lambs Preschool & Childcare - 1209 United St, Key West, 305-296-4306

 Temple Christian Pre-School - 5727 Second Avenue, Stock Island - 305-294-2775, Day care ages 2 through 5, after school care up to age eleven, summer camp program 

Lighthouse Christian Academy - http://www.lcachildcare.com/


 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES   

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 


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