The CAIT program provides free assessment training and implementation support to early childhood educators and administrators throughout Miami-Dade.

As part of a 4-year, $1 million grant from The Children’s Trust, United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education manages, coordinates and provides Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment training to use results to improve student outcomes and progress.

Does my program qualify?

CAIT works with center-based programs and family childcare homes in low-income census tracts serving 30 percent or more children who receive school readiness subsidies.

If you are a part of The Children’s Trust Thrive by 5 initiative and are in Tier 3 and up, this is the program for you.

What are the benefits?

  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® subscriptions for all enrolled children
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® books for administration and teachers
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® training and professional development opportunities
  • One tablet and one wireless keyboard for your center
  • Bi-weekly, one-on-one coaching and technical assistance
  • Learning communities for teachers and administrators

Contact CAIT staff

If you are interested in receiving more information about this exciting opportunity, please email Corina Febres, the CAIT Director, at

Hear from CAIT participants

The Children’s Trust funds our Connecting Assessment with Intentional Teaching (CAIT) program. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.