This is the place to be if you are looking for a day care center as a South Miami, Florida resident. The Margaux School at Temple Judea has built a reputation for quality early childhood education, and we are proud of the accomplishments of the children that have passed through our school. We are physically located in Coral Gables, so if you are in Pinecrest or Coconut Grove, our day care center is right in your backyard.
People who are interested in sending their children to our school have many of the same questions. With this in mind, we have provided answers to some of them. If you would like to have an in-depth discussion with a knowledgeable member of our community, feel free to call us anytime at 305.667.9470. You can also find the email addresses of our administrators on our contact page.
What ages do you accept?
Our program offerings start with the “Playgroup,” which is specially designed for children that are from 15 to 24 months old. We also have a two-year-old group, a separate three-year-old group, and a pre-kindergarten class that is designed for children who are 4 to 5 years of age.
What are the hours of operation for the school?
We are open Monday through Friday. Our half-day program is 8:30-9:00 drop off to 12:15 pick up. Our full-day program is 8:30-9:00 drop off to 2:45-3:00 pick up. We also offer extended day from 7:45am-8:30am and 3:00-6:00pm.
Is this a strictly Jewish day care center?
As a part of Temple Judea, The Margaux School is a day care center rooted in Jewish tradition and celebrations. We do celebrate holidays, we recognize Shabbat, and our spiritual foundation is present within the approach that we take to early childhood education. At the same time, the values that we hold dear are universal, so people from all backgrounds are quite welcome. We find that families who are not Jewish feel right at home here at The Margaux School.
Do you use a particular teaching philosophy at The Margaux School?
Yes! Our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education that places at its center a strong image of each individual child. Children are encouraged to use classroom materials to explore and communicate. Self-expression and group interactions are also very important parts of this highly regarded approach to early childhood education.