Welcome to Family Central Available Programs and Services for Miami-Dade County

 Below is a list of many of our available programs and services.  As we are always adding new programs and services this list below may not be all inclusive.


PANCHOR PROGRAM
Miami-Dade’s ECE Department is empowering child care professionals through their social, emotional, and physical wellness ANCHOR Program.

CRISIS INTERVENTION
This intensive, short term family stabilization program is funded by Our Kids, Inc.

HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)
is a weekly home-based literacy program teaches parents to be the primary educators of their children.

NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
This “best practice” Parent Education program’s aim is to enhance parent/child relationships. 

QUALITY COUNTS
Is a voluntary five-star rating system for child care centers in Miami-Dade County.

TEACHERS AND LITERACY FOR KIDS (TALK)
This child care based literacy program assists centers and caregivers in tending to the emerging language needs of infants and toddlers.
 
For more information on any of these programs or to make a referral, please call 305.749.8600


ANCHOR PROGRAM 
Miami-Dade’s ECE Department is empowering child care professionals through their social, emotional, and physical wellness ANCHOR Program.
This childcare based program partners with child care workers, children and their families. Through the ANCHOR program, centers are developed within communities in North Miami-Dade County who operate in and serve at-risk neighborhoods and populations.
 
The ANCHOR Program staff guide participants through Conscious Discipline skills in order to build social-emotional intelligence in the children. The program focuses on children’s inner strengths and provides a physical wellness component through Stretch-N-Grow classes. Case management services are also available to families in need of more intensive services.
 
CRISIS INTERVENTION
This intensive, short term family stabilization program is funded by Our Kids, Inc. and serves families at high risk for abuse and/or neglect. Mental health professionals provide home/community based services and assist with needed referrals to ensure child safety and family stabilization. Referrals are only accepted from Our Kids at this time.
 
HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)
Funded by the Children’s Trust, t his weekly home-based literacy program teaches parents to be the primary educators of their children. This program serves parents of three, four and five year olds and assists in getting their child ready to enter kindergarten. 
 
NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
Children Ages Birth to 11
This is a “best practice” Parent Education program funded by the Children’s Trust. The program aim is to enhance parent/child relationships.  Services are delivered either in a group setting in classes of 15 (ages 5-11) or 24 (birth – five) sessions each or in the home of the parent. The intent of this program is to increase the strength and stability of the family, to increase parents’ confidence and competence in their parenting abilities, to afford children a stable and supportive family environment and otherwise to enhance child development.
 
QUALITY COUNTS
Is a voluntary five-star rating system for child care centers in Miami-Dade County with the goal of improving the quality of early care and education programs.   Family Central’s role in this collaborative initiative is to provide comprehensive technical assistance to participating centers in the north part of the county.  In addition, we assist providers in obtaining supports and incentives to help them reach their goals.  This program is funded by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe via the United Way.
 
TEACHERS AND LITERACY FOR KIDS (TALK)
This Children’s Trust funded child care based literacy program assists centers and caregivers in tending to the emerging language needs of infants and toddlers. This program is open to northern Miami-Dade childcare centers operating in at-risk neighborhoods or serve at-risk populations. Lending libraries are established at participating centers. Parent involvement activities are also offered to participating centers.
 
For more information on any of these programs or to make a referral, please call 305.749.8600