The Carter Academy

Screening

Developmental Screening

In collaboration with each child’s parent, and within 45 days of the child’s entry into the program, The Carter Academy staff will perform an age appropriate screening procedure to identify concerns regarding a child’s developmental, sensory, behavioral, motor, language, social cognitive, perceptual, and emotional skills.

Sharing Screening Information

Upon completion of the initial screening, an evaluation is conducted to determine or diagnose a developmental delay and to develop strategies for intervention. A written report detailing the evaluation will be provided to the parent.

The written report will be shared with the lead and the associate teachers. In concert with the center director, parents, or other relevant agency, the teachers will implement the strategies recommended, and report any changes that occur to the center director.

Activity Suggestions

Activity suggestions for children with possible developmental delays may be made from staff members to the director. Suggestions must conform to recognized standards utilized by Miami-Dade Public Schools. Suggestions made from staff members must be shared with the director, and not be discussed with anyone without the expressed written consent of the center director.

The process for developing suggestions will be shared with families. Families will be provided with written descriptions of activities and the desired result(s).

Our Staff

Our selection of highly qualified teachers is essential to our program to maintain our high standards of care and education. The Carter Academy screens all of its potential teachers carefully looking in particular for formal education and previous experience in the childcare field.

Each member of our staff is trained and experienced in working with young children. We understand that in order to work with children successfully, teachers must have a caring personality as well as the skills required to educate the child. The staffs wear tasteful uniforms and have successfully passed the appropriate background checks to ensure the safety of your child. The Director or Assistant Director is available at all times to address any questions or concerns you may have. All teachers work together as a team to ensure your child stability and a sense of security. This gives your child stability and a sense of security.

Caring & Passionate

Our teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child.

Our Objective


Through our curriculum we will work towards helping your child have a wonderful year! Lesson plans are prepared weekly and are available to view in your child’s classroom. As we progress through the year we hope to achieve the following objectives:

 • To provide an environment in which your child will feel safe and happy

• To help your child feel good about him/herself

• To use your child’s interest and experiences as the basis for learning activities

• To help your child develop a love for learning

• To provide opportunities for your child to learn academic skills through day-today activities