We have a warm, well designed school where we give our children the maximum opportunity to explore and experiment on an individual basis.
We specialize in toddlers thru PreK (1 thru 5 years of age) providing them with a safe, clean, healthy,
enjoyable, age-appropriate learning environment both indoors and outdoors.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
We encourage you to schedule a tour to visit our faciity. Please call: 305-235-2993.
Child Care Facility Certificate of License
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, Christmas Holiday. (Dates are tentative year to year) Calendars will be given out at the beginning of each school year.
Our Classrooms are all bright, cheery, clean, child friendly, and offer a wide array of engaging activities.
Each room is divided into carefully planned interest areas designed to encourage your child's natural
curiosity and desire to learn about their world.
Dramatic play or housekeeping
Computers in the VPK classes
Everything about our preschool environment is designed to help your child learn and grow.
All center areas feature video surveillance for added security.
Being in Florida and having the
kind of weather we do, you know the children can spend almost each day outdoors for a period of their play time.
Burning energy is one of their favorite past times. We maintain and update the playground for the safety of our children. Using materials
and structures that are built to last through years of active preschool play.
Our large shady "green" outside play area
is a continuous learning environment design to meet the development needs of each child. Our teachers include in their daily curriculum,
activities that bring the indoor classroom outdoors allowing each child to interact and calculate skills while they play.
In our toddler playground we have activities for them that are closer to ground level, which enables them to experience
fun at their age level, and the visibility and accessibility for the teachers is peace of mind.
The older preschoolers like physical play, which promotes body awareness, coordination, sense of balance,
team work and competition all while stretching their abilities to have fun.
Watching the kids on the playground, laugh, giggle, shout, run, hop, skip, imagine and create, makes all our hard work worthwhile.
Palmetto Bay Preschool has a Summer Program.
Each year we offer a variety of fun summer-theme activities, field trips, guest speakers
and exciting projects. All intermingled to reinforce the learning objectives the children have accomplished
throughout the school year.
Palmetto Bay Preschool is an A.P.P.L.E. accredited learning environment.
Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (A.P.P.L.E.) is a voluntary accreditation
program available to members of F.A.C.C.M. (Florida Association of Child Care Management)
The accreditation process is an evaluation of the indicators of quality as reflected in each individual program.
All components of a program are examined including: Administration, classroom environment,
parent and community involvement, advocacy on behalf of children and child care, staffing
credentials, staff to child ratios, teacher/child interaction, literacy and curriculum.
In December 2004, Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) legislation was passed and signed into law.
This bill requires participating child care facilities and homes to maintain quality care accreditation and higher education
standards for staff. Voluntary Pre Kindergarten or VPK 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.
Enroll your 4-year-old in PBP's VPK program today!
VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that
include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.
If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida's FREE VPK program.
We offer the school-year program which includes 540 hours of instructional time and begins in August.
The benefits of VPK are vast and wonderful. Don't miss out on the opportunity to give your child an early start to learning.
Palmetto Bay Preschool has received the
Gold Seal Award.
A "Gold Seal Award" is the seal of approval we received from the state of Florida
for insuring that our school and staff holds itself to an extremely high standard. APPLE is the organization we use
to help us "verify" these standards. The Gold Seal Quality Care Program is an approved accreditation for child care providers to be eligible to participate in VPK.
Palmetto Bay Preschool participates in the
USDA child nutrition program.
For Our Kids Health and Well Being
Research shows that taking the time to teach and help establish healthy eating habits
early in life has positive effects on a child's health and well being. The Child and Adult Care food program
(CACFP), a nutrition education and reimbursement program for licensed family child care homes and centers,
knows this well. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the CACFP helps to assure
parents that their children are receiving nutritious meals that contribute to a reduction in
spending on health care and remedial education. Palmetto Bay Preschool does serve a Whole Grain food component daily to encourage healthy eating habits. To participate in the CACFP, child care providers
must serve meals meeting CACFP meal pattern requirements and allow their center to be monitored.
In addition, participants must maintain menus, meal counts, attendance records and attend training.
All enrolled children are served without regard to race, color national origin, gender, age, or disability.
Our kitchen is highly sanitary and exceeds USDA approved nutritional guidelines. Our in-school chef, Ms. Annette, prepares and serves
kid-friendly nutritious meals, offering a variety of different types of foods.
Her goal is to familiarize the children with foods that are good for them, introduce them to the wonderful foods that can help them grow
up healthy and strong, especially those fruits and vegetables. If children have repeated
opportunities to sample new foods, then at least some of them will be accepted in time.
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are included in our tuition price.
The Benefits of Music and Movement.
To enjoy the Love of Music.
Our music teacher, Mrs. Kim, always happy and very energetic combines music and movement which helps
our preschoolers learn to control their bodies. They learn to move fast to fast music,
and more slowly to slow tunes. She teaches them the hand movements and simple dance moves that go along with rhymes and songs.
Learning physical control is an important developmental step and can help build concentration skills and self-control later on.
Research has shown that children who are actively involved in music;
do better in reading and math when they start school
are better able to focus and control their bodies
play better with others and have higher self-esteem
Children who grow up hearing music, singing songs, and moving to the beat are enjoying what experts call "a rich sensory environment."
This is when the child is exposed to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors, and sounds, and kids who enjoy such a rich environment do more than have fun.
Each year our children are proud to have a holiday show, when they perform all of their favorite multi cultural songs
that they have learned from their music class.
Check out this interesting site for music "Songs for Teaching"
Palmetto Bay Prechools Enrollment Policy
It is mandatory for all students entering Palmetto Bay Preschool to have their completed medical forms on file as required by The Department of Children and Families.
These forms include the Student Health Form (HRS-H FORM 3040) and The Florida Certificate of Immunization (HRS 680). Both of these forms are approved by the Department of
Children and Families. These forms are available through your pediatrician and will state that your child has had: HRS Physical Examination (yellow form) and Immunizations (blue form).
Fees and Financial Policies
Please call the Office (305)235-2993 for Tuition & Registration Fees.
The State of Florida has programs through Child Services that offer tuition assistance. We offer a 10% discount on siblings enrolled.
If an emergency should arise and you cannot pick up your child on time, you will receive a late charge.
After 6:00 PM the late fee charge is $10.00 for every 15 minute period.
VPK vouchers accepted.
For more information please contact our office.