Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center

CHARTING THE COURSE

Since 1939

Opportunity offers specifically designed programs that embrace the whole child. We focus not only on academics, but also the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of our students.

Our curriculum addresses the need for high quality education to prepare children for kindergarten and lifelong learning.

Mission Statement

Empowering the children of working families to achieve academic and life success through educational programs that embrace the whole child and through family programming.

Opportunity Today

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center offers a comprehensive nationally accredited program of school readiness training, fine and performing arts, recreation, health and nutrition, social development and field trips. Each program is specifically designed to prepare our children to begin kindergarten on an equal footing with their higher income classmates. 

Opportunity is rated four stars by Charity Navigator, it is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission, has received the Gold Seal of School Excellence from the Florida Department of Children and Families and is a Strong Minds Network Provider through the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Opportunity employs fully certified preschool teachers who are required to pursue continued education in early childhood development.

Since its founding in 1939 Opportunity has expanded its mission of offering low cost, quality preschool child care to include support services for families. We currently serve 96 children and their families.  There are more than 300 children on the waiting list.

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities:

Academic
  • One on one tutors
  • Classroom support – Assist teachers with setting up and implementing activities such as singing, playing, and reading. 
  • Volunteer hours 8:00 – 11:30 and 2:30 – 5:00 pm 
 Enrichment
  • Gardening
  • Sports – Exercise/Outdoor Play/Field Trips
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts

Educating Children

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center offers a comprehensive program of school-readiness training, fine and performing arts, recreation, health and nutrition, social development and field-trip enrichment specifically designed to prepare at-risk children to begin public school on equal footing with their classmates.

We are:

Accredited by: The National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
Recognized as: Gold Seal School of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children & Families
Strong Minds Network Provider: Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

Pre-kindergarten training can change a child’s life. Children who have completed high quality pre-schools demonstrate greater academic and social competence during their academic careers than those who have been deprived of the experience. 

Opportunity’s outstanding early education programs provide economically disadvantaged parents the ability to make the most of their children’s immense learning potential during their formative, pre-school years. The Opportunity program enables the children to be well prepared for entry into Kindergarten, and provides a foundation for success in school and ultimately in life.

Studies* show that children who attend a high quality preschool:

  • Spend 1.3 fewer years in special education classes.
  • Are twice as likely to have positive relationships with their families. 
  • Have a 44% higher high school graduation rate.
  • Produce 50% fewer teen pregnancies.
  • Are 46% less likely to serve time in prison.
    Source: http://evidencebasedprograms.org/wordpress/?page_id=65

By providing excellence in education, a professional, nurturing and caring staff, as well as an environment conducive to learning through discovery and creativity, Opportunity’s children are prepared for a lifetime of positive learning.  Since 1939, we have provided thousands of children in our community the benefit of learning, laughter and hope.

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