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The Barnyard Community Center Hours

Office Hours: 10am to 6pm
After School Program: 2pm to 6pm
Summer hours: 8am to 6pm


The Barnyard after school program continues through June 2012 and will be followed by Camp Barnyard.
The Barnyard After School and Summer Programs provide a safe and welcoming environment, giving children the opportunity to express themselves in the following areas. All Programs are FREE to children and their families.


Daily homework assistance
Individual tutoring in reading, writing and mathematics
Robotics-in partnership with Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Computer Literacy


Conflict Resolution with the Peace Education Foundation
Great Expectations at the Barnyard – the goals of the program is to help the children build self esteem, respect themselves and others, create high expectations for themselves in all they do, learn the value of a kind word, a hug and a smile, and learn how to make and keep a friend


Arts for Learning – Arts for Learning’s Lewis Arts Studio directs a visual and performing arts program for students at The Barnyard After School Program. The Lewis Arts Studio is an in-depth program for students who are passionate about the visual arts and emphasizes art skill development, as well as exposure to careers and neighborhood resources
Barnyard Children’s Art Collective – through art, children learn discipline, self-esteem, collaboration and problem solving. The Collective has ongoing projects with Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman


Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency Program – Each season the Miami Residency brings Cleveland Orchestra musicians to the Barnyard for music education programs that culminate with the children attending the Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Family Concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Field trips to: Museum of Science, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Biscayne Nature Center, Miami Art Museum, History Miami, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
The Kampong Botanical Garden provides an educational initiative to encourage children to explore their environment, taste new fruits, create artwork, learn the basics of botany and horticulture.
Black history and cultural heritage programs
Drumming classes
Dance classes


University of Miami Frost School of Music – A partnership with the Frost School of Music and The Harmony Project provides year round quality music instruction to Barnyard children who otherwise would not have access to it.


Nutritious snacks & summer lunches
Summer swimming lessons
Swimming lessons


University of Miami – Strong Roots Parenting Program
Financial literacy and home ownership workshops
Social Service Referrals; Coconut Grove Cares maintains close working relationships with agencies providing social services
Growing up in a Multicultural Miami, a social justice initiative in collaboration with Carrollton School addressing cultural communication gaps
Roots of the Grove Community Garden






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