Our Programs

Our Programs

Our programs provide opportunities for children to thrive and support the role of families in nurturing their development. 

Programs & Services

Toddler Program

serving 26 children

ages 12 months – 3 years

Preschool Program

serving 99 youth

ages 3 – 5 years

Three Afterschool Programs

serving 570 students

ages 6 – 12 years

Pre Teen & Teen Program

serving 70 youth

ages 10 – 18 years

Three Summer Camps

serving 750 children

ages 6 – 12 years

Family Strengthening Program

serving all families in our programs

Agency Accreditations & Certifications

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction received since 1995
Gold Seal of Excellence from the State of Florida’s Department of Children & Families
Agency Certification for Excellence in non-profit management/administration from Nonprofits First

Toddler & Preschool Programs

Toddler Program at Barbara D. Smith Building

Ages 12 months to 3 years

Preschool Program at Charlotte Carleton Building

Ages 3 to 5 years

Working parents know the importance of finding reliable childcare. Quality childcare that is also affordable is a rare combination. The unfortunate reality is that children who live in homes with insufficient financial resources start school at a disadvantage in terms of skills, behaviors and health at higher rates than their more economically advantaged peers. Thus, our goal is to provide high equity early education for under resourced children so they enter Kindergarten ahead of or academically competitive with their peers. This is important because a child’s earliest years of education are the most critical and have the highest impact in establishing later success in life.

 

Our Toddler Program, serving 12 months to 3 years, emphasizes meeting basic acquisition of language, social, and emotional skills at the appropriate developmental milestones. The Preschool Program, serving 3 to 5 year olds, focuses on school readiness using an evidence-based, outcome driven curriculum. In both programs we concentrate on socialization for appropriate behavior, peer bonding, and physical development. We provide medical referrals for speech, hearing and vision development delays along with other links to community resources.

 

The program is available Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at our main campus.

Funded by:

Click Here to Apply Online for Child Care Assistance through School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education

Florida’s School Readiness Program (SR) offers financial assistance to eligible low-income families for early education and care so they can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in school in the future. Services vary based on individual needs and range from extended day care to after-school and school-age care in some instances.

Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK) is a free educational program that prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond. Children must live in Florida and be 4 on or before September 1 of the school year they enroll. Parents of 4-year-olds with special needs have an option outside the classroom setting ‒ VPK Specialized Instructional Services (VPK-SIS).

For more information, please call 561-276-0520.

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool at Family Resource Center

Ages 5 to 14 years

The extended learning program is located in the Morton Downey Family Resource Center (FRC) on the main campus. We promote early and consistent academic success in school and provide continuity of care for children through 5th grade. The Afterschool Program is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11AM to 6:30 PM on half days, and 7:30AM to 5:30PM on school holidays and breaks.

 

ACCF has designed a well-rounded out of school time experience where children participate in programmatic offerings in the areas of Scholastic Achievement, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, and Social Emotional Learning.  This includes daily homework assistance and a wide variety of clubs and activities for creative expression and skill building. Students may choose to participate in clubs and activities including music, drumline, dance, art, drama, STEM activities, and sports programming.

 

The FRC features the James Lippingwell Computer Lab, a recording studio, a library, study rooms, art center, performing arts stage, gym and multiple playground areas. Hot meals and snacks are provided daily at no additional charge. The extended learning program serves youth in grades K through 5th from 12 elementary schools. Direct school bus routes, with drop-off and pick-up, provide door-to-door service and guarantees children’s attendance.

 

For more information, please call Tanise Cox at 561-276-0520 or email tcox@delraychild.org.

Afterschool at Pine Grove Elementary

Ages 5 to 12 years

The out of school time program runs from 2PM to 6:30 PM on school days, 11AM to 6:30 PM on half days, and 7:30AM to 5:30PM on school holidays and breaks. Youth participate in programmatic offerings in the areas of Scholastic Achievement, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, and Social Emotional Learning.

For more information, please call Venette Pierre at 561-266-1100 or email vpierre@delraychild.org.

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Afterschool at Village Academy

Ages 5 to 12 years

The out of school time program serves Village Academy youth in grades K through 8th. The program runs from 2PM to 6:30 PM on school days, 11AM to 6:30 PM on half days, and 7:30AM to 5:30PM on school holidays and breaks.

ACCF has designed a well-rounded out of school time experience where youth participate in programmatic offerings in the areas of Scholastic Achievement, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, and Social Emotional Learning. This includes programming that emphasizes good moral character and making positive choices. Clubs, activities and field trips offer cultural enrichment, leadership opportunities and peer bonding.

For more information, please call Michael Dieurestil at 561-901-7276 or email mdieurestil@delraychild.org

Teen Program at Village Academy

Ages 13 to 18 years

The Teen Program provides youth with enrichment activities that promote self-esteem, decision-making skills and healthier lifestyles. These activities present opportunities to teens that they would otherwise not receive. By exposing teens to enriching opportunities, they stay engaged in meaningful activities that build real, transferable skills that can be applied outside of school. We offer an array of options to teens including sports and computer access. The Media and Photography Club allow students to create music and record spoken word, edit and produce videos, publish school newsletters and broadcast school announcements. Teens also have the option to play basketball and participate in other physical activities.

Funded by:

Adult Education

Adult education courses are provided at Village Academy in conjunction with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and include topics such as parenting and computer instruction. Special courses are also offered on purchasing a home, filing taxes and financial management. In conjunction with the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, we offer General Education Development, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Village Reader literacy course. ACCF provides childcare and homework assistance is provided for the children of parents attending courses.

For more information, please call Siena Mayers at 561-243-6144 or email smayers@literacypbc.org.

Family Strengthening

The comprehensive Family Strengthening Program bridges the children and youth programs by working with our parents to strengthen their knowledge, skills and confidence. By engaging and educating our families, we not only assist them in becoming fully productive and economically self-sufficient, we help build strong family bonds, vest parents in their children’s lives, and ultimately, build a stronger community.

 

Monthly educational and family fun programs are offered on both campuses. The programs cover a variety of topics that increase our parents’ knowledge, skills, or capacity – all of which have been identified as important to the parents. Among the topics are: Financial Literacy, Parenting Practices, Behavioral Health, Medication Management, Energy Efficiency, Nutrition, to name a few. Family fun programs are designed to bring the entire family together for an evening of fun and bonding.

 

A Health and Wellness component to the program brings a Health Navigator on-site twice a week to meet individually with parents to help them navigate the various local, state and federal programs they may be eligible for as well as provide information on a host of resources available to them. A Family Advisory Board has been assembled with parents from each of our programs. This “body” serves as the “voice” of the parents, reviews and makes recommendations for programs and serves as the principal marketers and advocates for the program.

 

For more information, please call Berthanie Pierre at 561-276-0520 or email bpierre@delraychild.org

Summer Camp

Family Resource Center, Village Academy School and Pine Grove Elementary School

Ages 5 to 12 years

During our Summer Camp Program, children and youth are provided a safe and nurturing environment with screened, experienced, credentialed staff. The Summer Camp Program has many enjoyable activities with an academic undertone. Three field trips per week are planned that allow children to experience many different opportunities. There is a daily reading and learning component to directly combat the summer learning slide. Breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily at no additional charge.

 

Students experience the artistic and social life of the community by attending museums, theaters, cultural centers, environmental/wildlife parks, sporting events, parks and concerts. There is no additional charge for the field trips. Many special events are also hosted on-site where we continually expose children to new activities that are enriching and fun. The Summer Camp operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on all three campuses.

 

For more information, please call Tanise Cox at 561-276-0520 or email tcox@delraychild.org.

*Achievement Centers and The City of Delray Beach is not affiliated with or endorsed by the School Board of Palm Beach County or Pine Grove/Village Academy and the events/activities hosted by Achievement Centers on Pine Grove Elementary and Village Academy premises pursuant to a cooperative agreement shall not be constructed as being conducted, funded, hosted, or sponsored by the School Board or Pine Grove Elementary and Village Academy on behalf of Achievement Centers. The School Board and Pine Grove Elementary and Village Academy undertake no responsibility for supervising or monitoring Achievement Centers programs/events/activities and will not be liable for any and all actions of Achievement Centers on Pine Grove Elementary and Village Academy’s premises.