The Children’s Trust 201 After-School Programs Guide, offering parents and caregivers free information they need to locate and enriching after-school program for their child, is available online here, and in all Miami-Dade Winn- Dixie stores.
Look for them, while supplies last, in specially identified racks near the front of your local store or near the customer service desk. The same information also can be accessed by calling 2-1-1, The Children’s Trust Helpline.
The trilingual guide provides a comprehensive overview of available programs, whether or not they are funded by The Children’s Trust. After-school programs help working families by keeping children safe, while inspiring learning. While safety always is a priority, parents should select programs that meet and exceed expectations by providing homework help, enrichment activities and literacy support.
This year’s guide features numerous articles that will help parents select the right program for their child. These include: Selecting the Best After-School Program, Homework and School Help, Playing to Learn, Meet Me at the Library, How to Use the Listings, as well as the actual directory of programs.
Organized by geographic regions and zip codes, the guide’s list of programs includes addresses, contact information, fees, the ages of children served, and brief descriptions of hundreds of locations. The Children’s Trust-funded sites are identified clearly. Programs are operated mostly by non-profit and faith-based organizations, as well as city and county programs. Trust support allows many of these programs to serve families for free or low cost, but once those scholarships are utilized, regular fees may apply.
The Children’s Trust is the largest funder of summer, after-school, and youth development programs in Miami-Dade County, serving more than 50,000 children annually, including programs that serve children with disabilities.
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.