Answers to your questions!
The Margaux School is licensed by the Florida Department of Child & Families (DCF) and is accredited by that National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The combination of these two certifications reflects our commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for your child. In many cases, our own standards exceed those required for certification!
In August 2017 we launched a full-day Spanish immersion program for children ages 18-35 months. From the beginning of the day to the end, children in our Spanish immersion classes will explore, discover and play in a Spanish-rich environment. For the 2018-19 school year we expanded to a Dual Language program for our 3s.
We require that every member of our staff maintain a current certification in both CPR and first aid, even though the state dictates that only one person must have these credentials.
YES! Our school is a community that embraces the whole family. We host events throughout the year to encourage families to be involved in their child’s experience.
We use Brightwheel, an easy to use app that is used to track attendance, photo sharing, and parent communication. This app can also track naps, potty or diaper notes, as well as food eaten. You may also email teachers or call the office with any questions or concerns. We have an e-newsletter Margaux Chai-Lights that is published weekly.
Your child’s safety and your peace of mind are of the utmost concern at the Margaux School. Our entire facility is fenced in and the outside entrance is monitored throughout the day. All visitors must register in our office. Security is provided by uniformed members of the Coral Gables Police Department at all times when children are present .
All of our facilities (including toys) are cleaned at least once a day. Our teaching staff and maintenance team work together to ensure that our facility is sanitized and disinfected on a regular schedule.
Children bring a Kosher-styled (no meat and cheese together) lunch each day, except for Wednesdays, when we have pizza. Snack is served family style and brought in by our families and healthy snack lists are provided to families. On Fridays, we have challah and cream cheese for snack, which is provided by the school. Ask us about our lunch program for warm meals delivered to the Margaux School.
These fees help offset the administrative expenses for processing your family’s registration, setting up payment plans, and monitoring your family’s account. If you have any concerns about these fees, please talk to us!
We are open Monday through Friday. Our half-day program (offered to the Playgroup and Twos) is 8:30-12:15. Our full-day program is 8:30-3:00. We also offer extended day from 7:30am to 8:30am and 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
We are closed for Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, and Memorial Day. Our winter break is two weeks long, and our spring break is one week long. We are closed one week between school and summer camp and 3 weeks in August between summer camp and resuming school. Additionally we are closed for four teacher-work days and two conference days. A complete calendar is provided at the beginning of the school year.
During winter and spring break we offer a “mini-camp” during these vacation times for parents needing child care. Generally these camps are smaller in size, and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.