YWCA South Florida Closes the Achievement Gap Through Early Childhood Education

Our high-quality education curriculum provides daily age-appropriate educational services to children ages 0-5 through the Head Start/Early Head Start, School Readiness, and VPK programs. We are currently providing these educational services and resources by providing families with home learning activities and online tools that help parents to promote school readiness for their children.

In our Head Start/Early Head Start program, our Social Workers and support staff are readily available working remotely to provide low-income families educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. Our Teachers and Family Services staff have ongoing communications with families and continually assess families’ needs.

They will be directing families to services in their community and/or online to meet their needs during these difficult times.

Our curriculum emphasizes on social, physical, emotional and cognitive skills development, mental health, and family support and has helped hundreds of children and families throughout Miami-Dade County.





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.


The Center Directors focus on social and emotional needs of the children.

Our centers are closed to the public on March 16th and will remain closed through the end of April.

Developmentally age-appropriate activities will be assigned to families and children using ABC Mousse and Class Dojo. Additionally, home learning activities will be posted on our Learning @ Home tab and emailed to families.

Social workers and support staff will continue programming their services by using phone and video conferencing tools and ongoing phone, text, and email communication. Meals will be distributed if families show need.

Families will be directed to use free online tools to learn tips about working with their children while they are home.

The programs will be offered via telephone and email support from the teachers and Center Director.

For all questions, please send an email to or direct all phone calls within the hours 8:00 am to 12:00 pm to all sites:

  • Gerry Sweet Center: 305-377-9922
  • Carol Center: 305-375-3222
  • Col. Zubkoff Center: 305-770-3132
  • Intergenerational Center: 305-625-5833