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Open House At United Way Center For Excellence In Early Education In Miami


On Saturday, February 28, 2015, the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education will host an open house of its Demonstration School, Educare of Miami-Dade. The school is currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for preschool and VPK children ages 3 – 4. Families are children are welcomed to attend to tour the school and meet teachers.

The Demonstration School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to help prepare children to enter kindergarten. It is a member of the Educare Learning Network, a national, exclusive network of high quality, high performing early education centers, and recipient of the 2010 (APPLE) Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment award given by the Florida Association for Child Care Management.

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The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education seeks to improve children’s access to high-quality early care and education in Miami-Dade. Its work is guided by three principles: (i) educate parents and early care professionals on methods of improving early care at home and in the classroom; (ii) serve as a model by demonstrating these methods in the Demonstration School; and (iii) advocate for high-quality education by empowering the community to support and improve policies for early childhood education.

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9 – 11 a.m.


United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
3250 SW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
Ph. 305-631-7600

TICKETS: To RSVP for the open house or to obtain additional information, contact Maria Maguina at (305) 631-7639.

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