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The organization has designated the Early Step Learning Center and Lillie M. Williams as facilities to administer quality child care and youth services.

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Head Start is a Federally Funded program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.

Eligibility Criteria

According to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government, children from birth to age five are eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start services; as well as, children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are eligible for regardless of income.
VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curriculum, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.

Eligibility Criteria

If you live in Florida and your child will turn 4 by September 1, he or she will be eligible to enroll in the program which consists of a total of 300 instructional hours that can range anywhere between 3-7 hours a day.

HYCCF also provides youth and adult services:
  • Literacy classes to parents
  • Computer Classes
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Parenting Classes
  • Staff Development Trainings
  • Counseling Services
HYCCF provides enrichment services to children and their families, while providing an opportunity for the children to learn various cultures. We also invite individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the center’s programs and activities.
The program staff is culturally diverse, representing many different nationalities. In every classroom we have a staff or volunteer who speaks the native language of the children.
Our familiarity with the Haitian culture, our physical presence in the community, and the quality of the services have provided HYCCF with the credibility required to engage and retain families in the programs and services offered by the center. HYCCF has been able to enhance its capacity to provide services through collaborations with other community agencies.
Head Start / Early Head Start Program is still accepting applications for FREE CHILDCARE for children ages three (3) and four (4) years old.
To be eligible, children must be at least three years of age on or before September 1.
For additional information on Head Start or to locate a center accepting applications in your community contact Head Start at 786-469-4622 or by dialing 311 from any phone.

Apply for this service, using the link below:

For more details about this service, read about our school readiness program and the child care subsidy. click here

Child Care Application

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Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Application

Download the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Application click link below:
It is the policy of HAITIAN YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER FLORIDA, INC to maintain certain rules and regulations regarding employee’s conduct to ensure the efficient operation of HYCCF, and for the benefit and protection of the rights and safety of all. Conduct that interferes with operations, brings discredit on HAITIAN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC, or is offensive and/or abusive to clients or fellow employees will not be tolerated.

PROCEDURAL APPLICATION:

All employees are expected to conduct themselves and behave in a manner that is conducive to the efficient operation of HAITIAN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC. The following types of conduct are prohibited and will subject the individuals involved to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

MISCONDUCT

· Violation of formal work rules after due notice and adequate warnings
· Unclean or un-kept appearance that reflects negatively on HAITIAN YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER FLORIDA, INC and discourages trust and professional acceptance from the public
· Disorderly conduct on the premises, such as fighting, practical jokes, horseplay, profanity, etc. Behavior that damages HYCCF reputation
· Possession, use or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on HYCCF property
· Possession of firearms or other weapons on HYCCF property
· Refusal to follow the Supervisor’s instructions/directives concerning a job-related matter
· Theft or misuse of agency’s property or of another employee’s property
· Gambling on HYCCF property
· Falsifying any HYCCF record, document or report
· Willful or careless damage to any HYCCF property
· Leaving a Service Area, job, or office premise during working hours without proper authorization
· Immoral or indecent conduct
· Threatening, intimidation, coercing, or interfering with fellow employees or HYCCF clients
· Smoking on HAITIAN YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER FLORIDA, INC property
· Soliciting for contributions without authorization
· Unauthorized distribution of literature, written or printed, of any description on HYCCF premises
· Unauthorized or excessive personal use of the telephone
· Use of abusive, profane, and/or obscene language
· Using unacceptable words and/or conduct which evidence abusive behavior and/or neglect of children or others
· Using corporal punishment, total isolation, or extended isolation in disciplining HYCCF children
· Misuse of interdepartmental visiting (too long, too frequent, unnecessary, etc.)
· Entering/tampering with HYCCF data without authorization

Get to know our Board Members

Roseline Philippe

    HAVEC Haitian American Voters Education Club Education Professor Miami Dade College, Education Department

Jean N. Alcime

    Professor Miami Dade College Mathematics Department
    Premier Security & Protection Agency, CEO

Gasner Anelus

    Ekono Insurance
    Deacon Entrepreneur Insurance Industries

Marie Gessie Suffy

    Union Bank Accountant

Pamela D. Hall, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

Erigene Belony, Esq.

    The Belony Law Group, PLLC Attorney

Martine Bienaime

    Senior Sales Manager THE BEACH RESORT A WALDORFASTORIA RESORT

Bernadette Saint Louis

    Dade County Public School

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