Family Resources

Family Education classes are available to parents, family members, and friends of students in our Prekindergarten programs. Sessions are normally held at different schools throughout the county that have Prekindergarten special education programs.  In response to the need for social distancing, we are providing online resources to assist families with meeting the needs of our student.  

Parent Workshops

The parent trainings for the 2021-2022 school year will be conducted virtually through Zoom in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Topics to be covered include: the ABCs of Behavior, Teaching Children to follow Instructions, Responding to Undesirable Behavior, Secrets of a Successful Routine, and Conscious Discipline.

Los entrenamientos para padres del Programa de Prekindergarten para Niños con Discapacidades de las Escuelas Públicas en el año escolar 2021-2022 serán conducidos en forma virtual, vía Zoom, de manera que se cumpla con las recomendaciones de distancia social. Los temas incluidos para este año son: El ABC de la Conducta, Como Ensenar a los Niños a Seguir las Instrucciones, Como Responder a las Conductas Inapropiadas de los Niños, Secretos para una Rutina Exitosa y Disciplina Consciente.
Articulation to Kindergarten Brochure

Articulation to Kindergarten

Common questions and concerns parents may have about articulation from PreK ESE programs to Kindergarten.

You Tube

How to ...

In order to support our students and their families with maintaining and generalizing some of the skills we teach in our classrooms, our staff has created a series of HOW TO... videos which can be found on the PreK ESE YouTube channel. Follow the links at the top or bottom of any of the pages on this website to visit our YouTube Channel. Subscribe and be notified when new videos are posted.

PreK ESE YouTube Channel
Social Distancing and Wearing a Mask

Social Distancing and Wearing a Mask

UM Jumpstart has created some videos that can be viewed with young children to help them understand the need for social distancing adn wearing a mask.

Many Masks
A Social Distancing Story
Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Talking to your kids about Coronavirus

As conversations about the coronavirus increase, young children may begin to worry about themselves, their family members, and friends. Below you will find resources to assist families with navigating through these conversations with young children.

CDC (Center for Disease Control)
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)
At Home Learning

At Home Learning for Families of Young Children

To ensure continuity of instruction during this time, below you will find activities for families of young children to support continued early learning at home.

Distance Learning Daily Routine
Additional At Home Learning Resources

Additional Home Learning Resources

Below you will find a compilation of additional resources provided by TATS, Ready Rosie, and High Scope to assist with developmentally appropriate instructional continuity during the emergency school closure.

Hand Washing TATS Talk Communication and Language

Monthly Activities Calendars
High Scope
Active Learning at Home How/What We Teach Infants and Toddlers How/What We Teacher Preschoolers
Activities to Encourage Speech and Language

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

Reading Rocket and The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers these age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities.

Myths about Bilingual Children

7 Myths and Facts about Bilingual Children Learning Language

A series of commonly shared misconceptions regarding exposing children to multiple languages and the truth about learning more than one language.

The Children's Trust Book Club

The Children's Trust Book Club

This is a free, monthly book club for all 3-year-olds in Miami-Dade County. On their third birthday, all children are eligible to receive a free book every month, delivered to their home. Children may be registered for The Children's Trust Book Club up to six months before they turn 3, and on the month of their third birthday, their year of fun and learning begins.

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Florida VPK

Voluntary PreK (VPK)

Is your child prepared for kindergarten? 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. 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 (families can also call 305-644-4046).

Children who had a disability as evidenced by a current individual educational plan (IEP) and was age-eligible for VPK became eligible for specialized instructional services (SIS). The Department of Education approves SIS providers whose services meet statutory standards, maintains a list of approved providers, and notifies each school district and early learning coalition of the approved provider list.

Parent Fact Sheet
How to Apply
VPK SIS Procedures