of Opportunity, Inc. is to empower children of low-income working
families to achieve future academic and life success by providing
the best early childhood educational programming and support services,
and by assisting their families with strategies to achieve self-sufficiency.
Inc. of Palm Beach County offers low-cost, high-quality preschool
childcare, educational programming and parent support to hard
working families who face serious financial challenges. The center
offers a comprehensive, nationally accredited program of school-readiness
training, fine and performing arts, recreation, health and nutrition,
social development and field-trip enrichment specifically designed
to prepare disadvantaged children to begin public school on equal
footing with their classmates. Working with community-based agencies,
including United Way, Opportunity, Inc. has forged alliances to
provide, at no cost to its clientele, counseling and support in
tax preparation, credit, homeownership, education/vocation, benefits
navigation, nutrition, parenting skills, among other services.
Through such alliances, we also deliver access to health-care,
technical support, an economical food-purchasing program and crisis
assistance. These services have led to increased family incomes,
the purchases of first homes and the pursuits of continuing education
and launchings of new businesses.
by the National Accreditation Commission and recognized as a Gold
Seal School of Excellence by the Florida Department of Children
and Families, Opportunity, Inc. Early Childhood Center has, for
the last two years, earned five stars, the highest rating awarded
by its rating system, Quality Cares of Palm Beach County. Our
fully certified teachers are required to continue their education
in early childhood development.
At Opportunity, Inc. our goal is to prepare children for school
and to help them become independent and self-confident.
A key component
of our academic program is the Florida Voluntary Pre- Kindergarten
(VPK) program. VPK is a result of the state mandate to provide
early childhood education to every child from the age of three
to five years. We are dedicated, not to merely meeting the state’s
strict VPK requirements, but to surpassing them so that our graduates
are fully prepared to succeed throughout elementary school and
beyond. We are pleased to have our VPK classes included in a performance
pilot-program sponsored by the Children’s Services Council
of Palm Beach County, which includes the DLM Early Childhood Express
and Imagine It! curricula, both published by The Wright Group,
a division of McGraw Hill. These high-quality curricula raise
the bar on early learning and elementary preparedness. Every day,
in a safe, nurturing environment, we present to each child the
individualized challenges he or she is ready for and teach each
the skills needed to meet those challenges. We promote learning
through enriched play and instill a “can do” attitude
through consistent encouragement. Click
here to learn more about VPK.
Inc. is the legacy of several compassionate, visionary congregants
of Bethesda-by-the Sea Episcopal Church. Their compassion and
vision live on in our academic excellence, our extended outreach
programs and our emergence as a full-service community center.
Today, under the benevolent watchful eye of our Board
of Directors, Opportunity, Inc. is known as a “model
of excellence,” maintaining best business practices while
reaching deeper into the community to touch the lives of our students
and their families.
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West Palm Beach, Fl 33409