Creative Learning & Play
The City of Hialeah’s Creative Learning and Play (CL&P) Program offers affordable after school care for children in kindergarten through 5th grade at ten convenient locations in the city.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CL&P program is offering both Virtual and IN Person services After school programming at this time. Space is limited at the sites due due to capacity regulations.
This program provides families with affordable, high quality out-of-school services in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment. Activities include:
- Homework assistance
- Literacy Activities and tutoring
- Social skills development
- Special Interest Classes
We’ve designed the Creative Learning and Play program for children who are in need of quality after-school care with a strong educational focus. The program is open to students who live in Hialeah as well as those who live elsewhere.
Days and Hours of Operation
The CL&P program is operational Monday though Friday and follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar.
VIRTUAL Programming Services
After School Services- Virtual services provided in the areas of Homework assistance, Literacy Tutoring, Life/Social Emotional Activities, Fitness, and Enrichment though our Mindfulness Series. Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 PM for K-1st graders and 4:00-6:00 PM for 2nd-5th graders.
IN PERSON services are offered Monday though Friday from 2:00-6:30 PM at the following site locations. Please note that due to CDC guidelines, capacities for each site location are limited.
- Babcock Park
- Bright Park
- Cotson Park
- Goodlet Adult Center
- Hoffman Gardens
- O'Quinn Park
- Slade Park
- Veterans Park
- Walker Park
- Wilde Community Center
Our instructors bring various skill sets to the program to help ensure a safe, supportive and educational environment for your child.
Certified, Trained & Diverse
Our staff includes state-certified teachers, trained tutors and counselors. There are CPR and first aid certified staff at every site. Staff meet Level 2 screening requirements as described in F.S. 1012.32 (Florida Statutes).
We contract with a diverse and talented group of community-based instructors for enrichment activities. Please ask us what fun, enriching activities are upcoming this session.
Program accommodations include a master inclusion teacher, a behavioral analyst consultant for individual cases as needed, as well as daily inclusion aides and trained staff on-site.
These staff members apply behavior modification techniques for children with behavior challenges and educational strategies for those who have learning difficulties and attention deficits.
Our out-of-school staff-to-child ratios are 1:15. Services are administered at a 1:3 staff-to-child ratio for children with specific behavior concerns and a ratio of 1:5 may be provided for children who may need additional support. Our program has been recognized by the Trust as an example of "best practices" of inclusion by an out of school provider.
Registration and Fees
- Current Picture of Child
- Copy of Birth certificate/ Passport
- Utility Bill under the parents/guardian’s name showing address
- Report card- showing academic and conduct grades with student ID number and grade
The City of Hialeah's Creative Learning and Play out of school programs are funded in part by The Children's Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.