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Before & After-School Care

This year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), will offer approximately 325 after-school care programs that will be implemented at all public elementary schools and K-8 Centers and at some middle schools on school days.  After-school care programs are conducted from the time of school dismissal until 6 p.m. Parents should check with their child’s school for specific start times.  Before-school programs are offered at the principal’s discretion and begin approximately one hour before school starts.
All after-school care programs provide planned activities, which include homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, snack time and various recreational activities. Many programs offer reading and math tutoring, STEM activities, music, computer lab, ceramics, chess, drama and other classes designed to provide participants with a variety of educational and enrichment experiences. Before-school care programs provide supervised, quiet activities for students.

The cost of after-school care is $40 per week; the cost of before-school care is $20 per week. These programs are implemented by one of seven providers:

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Principal Operated
  • Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Family Christian Association of America (FCAA)
  • After-School Programs (ASP)
  • Sunshine After-School Child Care (SASCC)
  • South Florida After-School All Stars (SFASAS)
Summer Camp programs are offered each summer on a limited basis, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Costs are $100 per week.  Go to www.dadecommunityschools.net for more information, and to verify dates and times at a site that is nearest to you.

Interested parents should contact the principal’s office at their child’s school to learn which programs are offered.  Further information may be obtained by calling Victor Ferrante, Executive Director, at 305-817-0014, ext. 2500.