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Keys to Growing Kids

The Keys to Growing Kids program facilitates family health and education workshops, developmental playgroups, and parent support groups. Support groups and playgroups throughout the Keys include Wiggles & Giggles and Tot Time.

Wiggles and Giggles 

 

Wiggles & Giggles is a program available in the Upper and Lower Keys to get the kids moving! This program is geared at children 1-4 & siblings are welcome as well. Come ready to jump, tumble, run, dance, and have FUN! We encourage parents/caregivers to tie up hair and wear attire appropriate for tumbling and yoga (i.e. no dresses/skirts). We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Come and join one of our programs at one of the following times and locations:

  • 1st & 3rd: Thursdays at 9:00am, Rockstar Dance Studio, 101961 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL

  • 2nd & 4th: Thursdays at 10:30am On Your Toes Dance Studio, 92451 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL

  • 2nd & 4th: Wednesdays at 10:00am Island Groove Dance Studio, 31109 Avenue A #5, Big Pine Key, FL

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00am Key West Sports Academy, 700 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL

Tot Time

 

Tot Time playgroups are for parents, caregivers, and children in both the Upper Keys and Lower Keys.

Children will enjoy crafts, games, snacks, stories, music, guest speakers, field trips, and more. Activities will be adaptable, so any children ages 0-5 are welcome to attend with their parent/caregiver, and siblings always welcome! Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to meet new friends with young children, ask questions of other parents and professionals, and spend quality time with their little ones. United Way of the Florida Keys is helping fund these playgroups.

Come and join one of our programs at one of the following locations. All Tot Time events start at 10:30am:

  • 1st Tuesday - Big Pine Key Community Park, 31009 Atlantis Drive. Big Pine Key, FL

  • 2nd Tuesday - Upper Keys (location changes every month. Check our Events page or Facebook page)

  • 3rd Friday - Higgs Beach Park OR Bernstein Park (switches every other month; check out Events page or Facebook page to confirm) 1000 Atlantic Blvd, Key West OR 6751 5th Street, Stock Island

  • 4th Thursday - Children's Rotary Park, 7575 Overseas HWY, Marathon, FL

Please remember our times, days, and/or locations may change. Our Facebook page will always have the most current information and any special announcements. Like our Facebook page to be alerted for any changes. 

All attendees must fill out a waiver before joining in on the fun. This only has to be done once and it covers all Coalition events. You can fill it out here and you will receive a confirmation email.

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Why Keys to Growing Kids Matters:

These programs help make sure children are ready and thriving by the time they enter Kindergarten. Our developmental play groups are needed and popular: Over a nine month period last fiscal year, we led 109 early childhood educational groups serving 1,465 parents and children.  During lockdown due to coronavirus, we continued to meet the needs of our family by hosting 41 virtual child development and parenting support groups/classes and created 93 educational videos viewed by over 920 parents and children.