CUDDLE BUGS

CHILDCARE | 12-24 MONTHS

Our little toddlers are curious cuddle bugs who love to explore their environment. As they begin to learn how to interact with others, sometimes getting into mischief, our job is to keep them safe while we help guide their curiosity (wondrous spirit).

SAFETY

BABY SAFETY #1 PRIORITY

Every choice we’ve made at our center is to ensure the safety of your infant. From cribs and mattresses, to toys, and of course our incredible staff that will care for your baby like their own.

STAGES

WE'LL HELP YOU THROUGH ALL OF YOUR INFANT'S DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

From 12 months to 24 months a lot changes! We’re there to support your Cuddle Bug’s new found abilities such as walking, learning to talk (whether it’s babble or words!), following simple instructions, and interacting with others. Whatever stage your toddler is at, we’ve been there many times before! We can help your toddler further expand his/her developmental skills such as Language (reading/speaking), Fine Motor (use of small muscles), Gross Motor (use of bigger movements with large muscles), Social (how they communicate with others), and Emotional (expressing their emotions and relating things to themselves).

Our knowledgable staff understand the underlying developmental reasons for your child’s behaviours and probable challenges, such as his/her outburts of frustration from not being able to properly communicate or understand their overbundance of emotions; or their refusal to share with others. Do not worry, parents! This is perfectly normal and ordinary for toddlers! Knowing they are not intentionally misbehaving, but instead communicating their emotions the only way they know how, we gently guide them to learn new and better ways to interact with their world!

“Our job as a preschool is to help them in any way possible with their development.”

FEEDBACK

YOU TELL US WHAT YOU'D LIKE

Your preferences are incredibly important to us, so please let us know all about your little one and we’ll do our best to cater our care to their needs.

Our Cuddle Bug Toddler Program Toddlers flourish in routine!

Toddlers feel confident in themselves and secure about their world when they know what to expect. Which is why we have carefully designed (orchestrated?) a routine that best fits their natural rhythm and your schedule!

ARRIVAL TIME  |  6:30am-9:00am

  • Your Cuddle Bug Gets A Warm Welcome From Our Teachers and Staff
  • Yummy Healthy Breakfast
  • Personal Hygiene Care Routine (diapering/potty/handwashing)
  • Free Play (we arrange self-directed activities that help your child gain indepedence and learn about themselves!

TRANSITION  |  9:00am

CIRCLE TIME  9:05am-9:30am

  • Planned Play (we choose an activity to promote children and teacher interaction)

OUTSIDE  9:30am-10:00am

  • Outdoor activities that promote fine and gross motor development

PERSONAL HYGIENE CARE  |  10:00am-11:00am

FAMILY-STYLE LUNCH   |  11:00am-12:00pm

  • All meals* provided in our preschool follow the USDA child care food program

NAP/QUIET TIME  |  12:00pm-2:00pm

  • Time for refreshing their attentiveness and recharging for the rest of the day

SNACK TIME + PERSONAL HYGIENE CARE ROUTINE  |  2:00pm-3:00pm

PLAY  |  3:00pm-6:30pm

  • Free play along with music and movement activities

*We ensure your Cuddle Bug gets a healthy balanced meal. An example includes milk, pulled chicken with an optional sauce, corn or other vegetable, macaroni and cheese, and peaches. Yum!

Frequently asked questions

On your first day here’s a list of the items to bring with you:

  • Book bag (no wheels)

Optional items:

  • Diaper cream with a filled out medication authorization
  • Pacifier (in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it only to be used at nap time)

Our center uses Preschool2Me, an app that connects parents and the childcare center by providing digital daily reports, pictures and messages. In addition, parents may phone or e-mail us at any time. Parents may also request a parent/teacher meeting. We have an open-door policy, so parents may drop in at any time, but please stop by the office so that we can make sure the visit is not disruptive to the child or the classroom.

We gladly welcome parents to join us for celebrations, birthdays and presentations. A teacher may also ask for parent volunteers to help with an activity. If you would like to participate you may always ask the administration for opportunities. All parents who volunteer in the child’s class must pass a level 2 DCF fingerprint clearance.

Infants nap every day from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

A developmental assessment in conducted annually. In addition, formal assessments are conducted quarterly. These assessments not only help parents to understand where their child is in his or her development, but also what areas can be strengthened. These assessments guide us, as educators, in developing our curriculum so that it matches the needs of the children in the class.

Yes, Springview Academy is accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). In addition, we are also the only Disney Certified Childcare Center in North Dade, Florida.

We take the safety of our campuses very seriously. Our school is assessed for safety by the local police department in addition to having all our teachers and staff have all attended active shooter trainings. In addition, there are multiple security check points:

  • Secured front entry door.
  • Only authorized admittance. Unauthorized persons must wait to be assisted by a staff member.
  • Immediate photo identification on office staff computers as parents and children enter to verify identity.
  • Instant electronic record of your child’s arrival and departure.
  • Computerized record of all individuals authorized to pick up your child.
  • Security cameras throughout to ensure safety.
  • Keypad system for access to the school.

You must give a minimum one month’s notice if you intend to withdraw your child from school, and partial months of attendance must be paid in full.

All students should bring an “emergency” change of clothes. Children who are not potty trained should also bring diapers and wipes as needed.

Our school is open from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Every single staff member at Springview Academy is First Aid and CPR certified.

Our preschool is an Early Learning Coalition provider and accepts their School Readiness and VPK program. Our Upper School accepts the Step Up for Students Scholarship, McKay Scholarship and Hope Scholarship. Co-pays may apply.

To keep our children, their families and our staff healthy, we require that any child with a fever, vomiting or contagious disease be kept at home. We ask that children go fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students with contagious diseases must bring a clearance letter from the doctor upon their return to school.

We hope you do! We encourage you to visit while the program is in session to get the full experience. We offer individual tours during the day as well as one Open House in the beginning of the school year.

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Milagros Otero

Toddler Teacher

Milagros Otero was a teacher on opening day at Springview Academy. She started working in childcare in 2001 and has worked her way up from toddler teacher assistant to toddler lead teacher. Her loving attitude towards her students makes the transition into her class easy. She is married and has a 10-year-old son. She loves to spend time with them and cook. She enjoys cleaning and organizing her home and classroom.

Sonia Gonzalez

Toddler Teacher

Ms. Sonia has been in the Early Childhood field for 14 years and at Springview Academy of Hialeah since its opening in 2015. She studied accounting but always had a fondness for kids. She has a daughter who is also studying to be an early childhood teacher and a granddaughter who attends Springview Academy of Hialeah.

Call 305-456-5207 or fill out the form HERE to book your tour.

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