We want to thank you for checking out our website and considering giving us the opportunity to care for your child. It is a privilege for us to serve the Key West community. While our primary goal is to be here for your child, Wee Care is your school also. We are here to meet the needs of parents who want to have a caring, loving and educational environment for their child while remaining affordable and convenient. We serve families with children from 2 to 5 years of age. Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. We are open year round, with no summer, fall, winter or spring break. We are closed for the federal holidays. Please refer to the "Closings" section of our Parent Handbook for exact holiday closings.
We do not have a food program. Parents are responsible for sending food with their child for snacks and lunch. There is a refrigerator available to store children's lunch and/or snacks.
Wee Care does not currently offer a VPK program, however, we will be preparing the 4 and 5 year old children for Kindergarten through our special Kindergarten Prep Group. For details about our Kindergarten Prep program please contact us.
At Wee Care, we strive to go above and beyond to provide excellent service. We know that having more teachers will ensure that quality of service, therefore, we want to exceed the State requirements when it comes to ratios. In order to meet DCF Standards we are required to have 2 teachers per classroom at full capacity. We have 3 teachers in each classroom most of the time.
Parents are always welcome in our facility. We understand that most parents are leading very busy lives but we extend an open invitation to parents to participate in their child's classroom whenever desired. Volunteer to visit the classroom and read a story. Participate in music class by bringing in your favorite instrument. Share your hobby with the class. Donate a book. We appreciate any participation and know that your child will as well. Although not as personal as visiting the classroom, parents can learn a lot about our program and their child's development by logging onto the Wee Care Web Cam! We are extremely proud to be the only center in Key West to offer such a wonderful tool. To learn more about the web cams please click here.
Curriculum at Wee Care Learning Academy includes teacher-directed activities as well as child-initiated activities. Our curriculum is designed to support and enrich each child's development physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. We use the Creative Curriculum as a guide for planning the curriculum in both classrooms and we are big on introducing the children to many extra-curricular activities such as gardening, yoga, music, cooking and more. Please click here to learn more.
Our facility brings the Old Town Key West charm of a Conch House together with the simplicity of a little country schoolhouse. It is made up of two spacious schoolhouses with natural light flooding the open floor plan of each. The first classroom, The Coconut Class, is home to our younger students (2-3 years). The other classroom, The Key Lime Class, (3-5 years) boasts big-kid confidence. The home-like feel of our buildings and grounds make for a comfortable learning environment. We are licensed for 52 children total which allows us to really get to know all of our families. We are not too big, not too small…. just right.
Our policies and procedures are stated in our parent's handbook and are available for viewing and download. Click here.
We understand that every family and every child has different needs, we are willing to work with you as much as we can to meet those needs. We hope that you will find Wee Care to be a wonderful place that continues to strengthen your relationship with your child.