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Smart Start Healthy Kids Initiative

Instilling healthy habits from the start!

Through physical activity, reduced screen time, and instilling healthy habits, we are committed to creating healthy and fit lifelong learners.

Birthday Policy

Cake, cookies, ice cream and other unhealthy treats are not permitted. Below are examples of over 400 healthy alternatives you can bring in to share in your child’s special day. Please remember that in support of our healthy initiative, candy is not permitted in goodie bags. You may include non-candy items, little toys and healthy alternatives in your goodie bag treats. Please keep in mind that items smaller than the hole of a toilet paper tube presents a choking hazard and should be left out of goodie bags. Also balloons are not permitted on our school campus. Click on the button below to see 28 pages of healthy birthday and other holiday snacks.

Health and Nutrition Education

Health and nutrition topics are taught in school science lab & children grow vegetable in school garden, conduct measurements, field studies, make predictions, and harvest and eat veggies. Parents report that they eat more vegetables at home when they grow them in school.

Here are some things the children can do in the garden

  • Count the number of yellow flowers on tomato plants. Those yellow flowers will fall off and tomatoes will appear.
  • Count the number of green tomatoes each plant.
  • Count the number of red tomatoes on each plant.
  • Use Popsicle sticks to measure the height of various plants.
  • Count the number of green peppers in the garden.
  • Count the number of red peppers in the garden.
  • Count how many heads of cabbage are in the bed.
  • Use paper clips to measure across the cabbage.
  • Count the number of broccoli in each bed.
  • Count the number of cauliflower in each bed.
  • Measure the length of a bean pod.
  • Measure the distance around the purple eggplant.
  • Draw the vegetables in the garden.
  • Use snapping cubes to measure the height of the various plant.

Physical Activity

In addition to 90 minutes per day of physical activity on the playground, all children participate in soccer classes: ages 2 and 3 once a week, and children ages 4 through 6 twice a week. To reduce screen time for VPK children, the use of tablet technology is limited to 20 minutes once a week as we would rather focus on hands on learning. There is no television in the school. Twenty misting fans have been installed throughout the playgrounds, decreasing temperatures by 10 degrees, allowing longer playground times without the children getting overheated, and keeping mosquitoes away.

Oral Health: Parents pay a $40 annual Oral Health Fee. That $0.13 per day entitles their child to a disposable toothbrush to be used daily after lunch.

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Early Toddlers

12-18 months

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TODDLERS

1 ½ - 2 ½ Years

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PRESCHOOL

2 ½ - 3 ½ Years

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VPK

4 by September 1

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SCHOOL AGE

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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Early Toddlers

12-18 months

Cute little young kid boy at the playground at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Miami, FL.

TODDLERS

1 ½ - 2 ½ Years

Cute little young kid boy at the playground at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Miami, FL.

PRESCHOOL

2 ½ - 3 ½ Years

Young kid boy showing a robot design building blocks at a Preschool & Daycare/Childcare Center serving Miami, FL.

VPK

4 by September 1

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SCHOOL AGE

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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