YWCA South Florida Closes the Achievement Gap Through Early Childhood Education

Preschool is the foundation to a lifetime of learning. YWCA preschools offer the perfect balance between learning experiences and structured play in a welcoming and safe environment. Our program is focused on giving children a nurturing environment in which to explore, discover and grow. We partner with parents to develop thriving and happy children.

Our team of committed teachers, social workers and specialists are enthusiastic about developing children to be lifelong learners. Our research-based curriculum emphasizes social, physical, emotional and cognitive developmental skills. We have variety of programs available to students and families, including HeadStart, Early HeadStart, VPK, School Readiness and Private Pay. We view each child as an individual learner and gear our teaching to the needs of each child.

Our schools are designed to support inclusion, diversity and belonging, which creates a community of learners where children feel physically safe and emotionally protected. Classrooms are supplied with a rich assortment of materials to provoke curiosity and incite questions about differences and similarities through respect and appreciation for all.

We invite you to join the YWCA and allow us to partner with you in taking your child’s education journey.


Our centers successfully maintain a combination of Apple and NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditations. All center directors hold director’s credentials.


Social workers provide family members and/or guardians with resources to live a quality life and achieve their goals, increase their self-sufficiency, and ongoing case management services.


Our directors focus on social and emotional needs of the children.

Virtual or in-person tours are available by appointment. For all questions, please send an email to or direct all phone calls within the hours 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to all sites:

  • Gerry Sweet Center: 305-377-9922 | 351 NW 5th Street, Miami 33128
  • Carol Center: 305-375-3222 | 112 NW 3rd Street, Miami 33128
  • Col. Zubkoff Center: 305-770-3132 | 55 NW 199th St, Miami, FL 33169
  • Intergenerational Center: 305-625-5833 | 3450 NW 199 Street, Miami, 33056


  • Well-Rounded Research-Based Curriculum
  • Fully Accredited Preschools
  • High Parent Satisfaction

List of resources used by YWCA South Florida Early Childhood Education

Looking for educational resources or activities to engage your children after school work? Check out these amazing resources!

The Early Education Program is funded by United Way Miami as part of their mission to improve quality of life for all by bringing together people and resources committed to building a better community.