Child Care Center Certifications
The Child Care Center maintains a high-quality standard of care and early education. The CCC is evaluated by national and regional accrediting bodies to stay at the forefront of early childhood education.
APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) is a national early learning program accreditation. With over 1000 accredited programs and many more engaged in the process, APPLE is 'Solid to the Core'! In Florida, APPLE is accepted into the State of Florida's Gold Seal of Quality program.
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Florida was one of the first states in the country to offer free prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds. Children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year to be eligible. If their fourth birthday falls Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their child in VPK that year and wait until the following year when their child is 5. The Child Care Center is a VPK school and click learn more for how to apply.
Quality Counts is a voluntary improvement system that reviews early learning programs according to clearly defined, high quality standards. We offer supports and incentives to help providers reach their goals and improve the quality of early care and education programs in Miami-Dade County