Our Children’s Program
Our children’s programs at our Overtown and West Homestead sites focus on inspiring, educating, and empowering children. We operate in the after school hours Monday through Friday in the school year and all day on most Teacher Planning Days, Spring Break, and Summer.
Read on to learn about the multiple program elements in our holistic program to children Kindergarten to 5th grade.
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As a faith-based organization, we offer weekly Devo Times in the school year and once a week in the summer. As we welcome all children, we introduce them to our God who uniquely made them and loves them.
We provide daily time for fitness and sports programming to ensure healthy lifestyles using the evidence-based Sparks curriculum with our coaching staff.
Our creative arts programming includes visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts exposing our students to lots of new opportunities. Partnership enriches our program with the following past partners: Perez Art Museum, Miami Symphony Orchestra, FLIPANY, and many local artists.
With literacy classes led by certified teachers at each site, qualified grade-level instructors, and reading interventionists we support students educationally. We also offer time for homework help, individualized tutoring, school supplies, access to technology, and support for school projects.
We host enrichment sessions filled with fun science experiments, computer coding, engineering projects, and math enrichment.
In School Support
Our goal is to break barriers as we work with students to create higher expectations and establish patterns of positive attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding school and education. Impacting student achievement is a complex issue that requires both long-term commitment and diverse strategies.
Our staff bridge the divide between home, school, and TML as we are in our partner schools daily working with students and coordinating with teachers as we seek to improve grades, school attendance and ultimately graduation rates.
Additionally, we show our support for our partner schools in tangible ways as we provide needed essentials to classroom teachers.
Exploring our great city and learning new things is the goal of our field trips. We host several trips throughout the year on Teacher Planning Days, Spring Break, and Summer.
Each week we present fun, interactive activities Social Skills lessons to youth to create higher expectations, establish a pattern of positive attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding themselves, others, and their community.
Registering Your Child
The following are the entry requirements for our children’s program:
- Our program is five days a week, year-long. Children must be able to attend every day after school as well as summer programming.
- Children must live or got to school within the neighborhood boundaries of Overtown or West Homestead.
- We require all participants to be at or below 200% of federal poverty level for entry and verify.
We often maintain a waiting list We encourage families to stop by our centers to fill out an application which will put you on our waiting list. Additionally, we advise applicants to keep their contact information current with us. When a spot opens in our program we will contact you immediately.
Touching Miami with Love is in part funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.