Accreditations & Affiliations

Not every child care and education facility is same and in order to distinguish Educare Learning Center as a provider of high quality service, we have sought and achieved National Accreditation! This in-depth process requires Educare to demonstrate and document success, not only to our parents and children, but also to a team of trained child care professionals. Educare is proud to be accredited by or affiliated with the following local, state and national organizations:

N.E.C.P.A. Accredited: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

NECPA Accreditation is an important endeavor for a number of reasons. Primarily, the self-assessment process which involves parents, staff and program management encourages all to work together to reach for a higher level of quality. This teamwork, of course, ultimately benefits our children. Accreditation is a learning process, an improvement tool. Next, Accreditation helps parents locate high quality programs. Accreditation is also valuable recognition awarded to deserving programs that choose to set themselves apart from the rest.

 

The result of Accreditation is improved quality, both in the developmental program for young children and in the health and safety of the environment. Because the NECPA process involves the center management, teachers, and families, all growing as they reach for this higher level of quality, all benefit from the results.

The field of early childhood education continues to be a dynamic one. The focus on improvement of child care quality is pervasive in the field of early care and education. As of 2007, fourteen states have implemented child care quality rating and improvement systems (Rand Corporation, 2008). Because of this national focus on quality improvement, there is a need to examine, verify and redefine the high quality standards of care based on the most current knowledge base in the field.

Gold Seal Quality of Care: Florida Department of Children and Families

In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children

Member: Florida Association for Child Care Management (FACCM)

FACCM is a professional organization of providers dedicated to ensuring quality in the early learning industry through advocacy, education, and accreditation. FACCM is unique in its approach to fulfilling its mission statement, in that the board is made up of owners, operators and child advocates who walk in the same shoes as the members.

Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland

The vision of the ELCFH is that each child will have a strong early foundation to promote a lifetime of success. The primary function of the ELCFH is to administer School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten services to Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties.

Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida serves the families of Collier, Glades Hendry and Lee Counties. Its goal is to make certain that children ages birth to five and beyond, have access to high quality early education experiences to cultivate their natural enthusiasm for learning.