Daring Dragonflies

PRESCHOOL  |  24-36 Months

We create an environment for your toddlers to learn to fly – with a safety net.

SAFETY

Safety of your toddler is our #1 priority

Every choice we’ve made at our center is to ensure the safety of your toddler. From the proper beds and mattresses, to fun but age-appropriate toys, and of course our incredible staff that will care for your toddler like their own.

DEVELOP

Developmental considerations at the 2-3 year toddler stage​

Toddlers at this age are slowly spreading their wings (“soar high”), as they begin to understand more about themselves and those around them. They engage in parallel play where they play by themselves but are aware of their peer next to them. Sharing can still be difficult at times, not because they are selfish, but because they are still learning new emotions and social skills.

As they learn more about the world (“become more interested and analytical of their environment”), their curiosity leads to newfound bravery. They carry out cause and effect experimentation all the time, completing an action, and learning the outcome. Learning can become a daring adventure.

Sometimes their bravery gets ahead of their ability to process all of their emotions (“feelings and responses”).

We all know what it’s like to be witness to a toddler tantrum (run for the hills!)! But it’s important to know why they respond in this way, so that we can respond to them in beneficial and not a detrimental way.

When they don’t get what they want or feel overwhelmed by an internal or external experience, a tantrum is how they express their feelings. It’s a normal part of their development and learning process. Their emotional skills and awareness are not yet mastered.

In our Daring Dragonfly class, we work on expanding and progressing their emotional understanding. Our teachers are experienced, compassionate and patient when working with the children to ensure the very best for them.

FEEDBACK

You tell us what you'd like

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

Our Daring Dragonfly 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 Daring Dragonfly 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 Daring Dragonfly 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)

Each Day:

  • Please bring with you an extra change of clothes including an underwear and a pair of socks in a labeled zip-lock bag in case of any accidents.

Additionally please write your child’s name on ALL of his/her supplies!

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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Helen Rodriguez

Two-Year-Old Teacher

Helen Rodriguez has been a 2-year-old teacher since 2016. Prior to joining Springview Academy in 2017 she volunteered and worked at a prestigious preschool in the Greater Miami area. She earned a degree in Nutrition and worked as a nutritionist for child care centers in Havana, Cuba. Students are fortunate to have Ms. Helen and her nutritional knowledge. She is married and has a 3-year-old son that attends the center. She likes to cook, go to the beach and spend time playing at the park with her son.

Katherine Martinez

Two-Year-Old Teacher

Katherine Martinez came to the realization she wanted to be an early childhood teacher when she volunteered in a second-grade class 3 years ago. She completed her volunteer hours at Springview Academy and shortly there after became a teacher assistant. She is married and has a 3 year old son who also attends Springview. She loves going to the movies, watching TV and going to the beach with her family.

Caridad Rodriguez

Two-Year-Old Teacher

Caridad Rodriguez is known to all her students as “Ms. Marita”. She followed in her mom’s footsteps and went into the childcare field where she has been a two-year-old teacher for 18 years. Ms. Marita has been at our center for 4 years. She is the mom to a boy and girl and likes spending time at home playing with them.

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

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