Afterschool

Afterschool Fun and Learning at The Toddler Club

Finding the right environment to educate and entertain your child after school can be challenging. At The Toddler Club, our afterschool program is for children between the ages of 5 and 12. We offer daily pick-up services to bring your child safe from their Broward County school to our facility. The Toddler Club will work with you to ensure that your child receives the most appropriate supervision and instruction during the hours after school.

Preschool and School-Aged Programs

Because children of different ages have different needs, The Toddler Club provides separate areas for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. This can ensure greater safety for your child during his or her time with us. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to provide you with the greatest flexibility in managing your schedule. We also offer summer camp options during the period when elementary schools in Broward County are closed. This can provide you with added options when planning care for your school-aged children during the summer holiday.

Planting Seeds for Future Academic Success

The Toddler Club is committed to providing hands-on opportunities for learning to all our students. We focus primarily on play and exploration of the world around us. This allows your child to develop a greater understanding of science, mathematics and practical skills that can pave the way for greater success in the future. Our individualized approach to learning allows us to achieve full compliance with the National Educational School Readiness requirements. Our individualized curriculum earned us the right to participate in Florida’s voluntary prekindergarten program.

Maintaining Open Lines of Communication

The professional staff at The Toddler Club will keep you informed regarding your child’s activities and progress toward his or her goals throughout your involvement with our program. We believe that by working together, parents and teachers can promote the healthiest environment in which children can learn and grow. By entrusting your child to us, you can enjoy greater peace of mind and increased confidence during the hours you cannot spend together.

At The Toddler Club, we take pride in providing you with the best Afterschool options in the Broward County area. Call us at 954-968-7713 to schedule your visit to our Margate facility. We look forward to hearing from you.

COVID-19 Health Precautions

Dear Parents,

Phase 1 hours are 7:30am-5:30pm.

If you have not yet made arrangements to have your child return, you must contact the school first on Monday morning after 7:30am to see if there are still spots available.

We would like to review the new procedures that will be in effect until further notice for the protection of our children and staff:

  • No more than 10 persons per room is permitted at this time.
  • No one except staff members and students will be permitted to enter the building unless absolutely necessary, as determined by the Directors. Drop off and pick up will take place at the front door. Parents must maintain a 6ft distance from others while waiting outside. You may wish to arrive a few minutes early in the event you need to wait. You must arrive at school by 9:00am.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone who enters the building. This includes children 3 and above (except nap time) – please make sure to send a mask with your child. If you need to enter the lobby you will need to sanitize your hands and wear a mask.
  • Entering Daily: Everyone must sanitize their hands and be screened prior to entering the building DAILY. This means a visual scan, questions re: exposure or any symptoms of illness, and a touch free temperature scan. This is required for adults and children.
  • Symptoms: Fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, colored mucus, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, or loss of taste/smell. If any child or staff member has any of these symptoms will not permitted to enter the building, must go home, and will not be permitted to return until after being 72 hours symptom free WITHOUT medication (including fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol), and with a doctor’s note. Parents who do not pick-up their child within an hour of being called or those who dose their child with Tylenol and don’t tell us they have temperature will not be permitted back at school.
  • Exposure: You must inform the Director immediately if your child (1) has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19; (2) lives with someone who, in the past 14 days, has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or (3) has come into direct contact with someone who, in the past 14 days, has symptoms, has tested positive, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If you suspect that your child or anyone else may have COVID 19 it is important you do not attempt to send your child to school, confidentially notify the Director immediately, and get a test done as soon as possible.
    Handwashing: All children will be brought to wash their hands for 20 seconds before joining their class. In addition to the usual handwashing of children after bathroom, before eating, etc, we will wash the children’s hands every half hour for 20 seconds
  • Sign-in/out – please bring your own pen
  • There will be no rotating of staff/children, so your child will be with the same children and teacher/s throughout the day
  • Social distancing (6ft apart) is required by all adults, and by children to the extent possible
  • We will receive boxed lunches.
  • Bathrooms: All bathrooms will be sanitized between each use.
  • ALL toys that are utilized throughout the day, whether mouthed or not, will be immediately placed in a bin to be sanitized and thoroughly dried before going back out for another child to play with.
  • Our usual cleaning/disinfecting policies will be more frequent and deeper. ALL surfaces, shelving, toys, art supplies, doorknobs etc. will be cleaned every time they are touched and at the end of the day.
  • All cots/cribs will be 6 ft apart during rest periods. Cots will be disinfected after each use.
  • Water fountains will not be used. We will use water coolers with disposable cups.
  • Playground equipment will not be used. We will take the children for walks, plan activities such as scavenger hunts, hopscotch, relay races etc. to get fresh air and exercise each day. If a child touches any equipment outside, we will sanitize. Only one group at a time will be allowed outside in any fenced in play area.
  • No soft surfaces will be allowed as they are difficult to sanitize. Dress up clothes, soft block, stuffed animals, etc. are stored. All carpets were cleaned in the past week.
  • For a limited time, Governor’s Essential Worker scholarships are now available. The list is extremely broad; to check if you qualify see below. Even if you are presently on School Readiness, it is beneficial for you to apply (no parent co-pay) and it will take just a few minutes. To apply: click here.

I’m sure that you share our tremendous appreciation for our dedicated staff for their willingness to do what only they can do – and they do it so well – to service you, our families. Please remember to express your appreciation.

Looking forward to seeing you soon - stay safe and be well.

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