A group photo of S.M.A.R.T. Program students and their teachers in a cafeteria space

The Miami Children's Museum S.M.A.R.T. (Safe Multicultural Artistic Recreational Teaching) Program, provides daily, high-quality after-school youth development during the school year including Spring Break.

S.M.A.R.T. Program students’ side by side laughing and smiling

The Miami Children's Museum S.M.A.R.T Program fosters a love of learning through play, imagination, creation, and exploration, thus allowing intrinsic learning. The S.M.A.R.T Program highlights that all activities are teacher led activities that stimulate growth and act as gateway openings into children's minds.

S.M.A.R.T. Program students’ kneeling in the grass doing a vinegar and baking soda experiment with beakers

The Miami Children's Museum S.M.A.R.T (Safe Multicultural Artistic Recreational Teaching) Program is a licensed aftercare program through the State of Florida – Department of Children and Families (DCF). The S.M.A.R.T program works with children ranging from ages 5 to 12 years old at the following locations:

  • Earlington Heights Elementary (serving the Earlington Heights and Brownsville areas)
  • Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary (serving the Earlington Heights area)
  • Liberty City Elementary School (serving the Liberty City area)
  • Dr. Frederica S. Wilson/Skyway Elementary (serving the Miami Gardens area).

S.M.A.R.T. Program students’ sitting at a long table with egg crates and paint brushes in front of them. There is paint in the middle of their table.

The Miami Children's Museum S.M.A.R.T Program daily activities expose children to motor skills development, language development through our Reader’s Theater performances, positive decision-making skills with the teachings of conscious discipline developed by Dr. Becky Bailey and cultural awareness.

The Museum’s S.M.A.R.T Program activities include:

·         Group literacy

·         Small group and/or 1:1 reading intervention (by a certified teacher)

·         Physical fitness

·         Arts and culture

·         Social skills

·         Project based learning

·         Homework assistance

·         Healthy eating and nutrition education,

·         Family involvement services.

S.M.A.R.T. Program students’ sitting at a long table eating and smiling

 Our S.M.A.R.T. Program provides participants with a family membership to the Miami Children's Museum allowing them unlimited access to all of the Museum's rich programming and activities including performances, hands-on art projects and interactive educational exhibits.

For more information regarding the S.M.A.R.T. Program, please contact Kyeshia Curtis at 305-373-5437 ext 118 or  kcurtis@miamichildrensmuseum.org

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Miami Children’s Museum is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

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