Tampa, Florida 2021-07-20 10:30:33 –
Sarasota-The National Accreditation Board for Early Childhood and Education Programs (NAC) has announced that the Starfish Academy of the Florida Early Childhood Education Center has been accredited.
As an accredited center, Starfish Academy is recognized as an early care and education program that demonstrates the excellence of infant care. The Starfish Academy has been praised for providing students with a quality curriculum, providing staff with opportunities for professional development, and creating an environment that helps young children grow and develop individually.
Susan Kearney, Director of Early Childhood Education at the Florida Center, said: “We have made a long-term commitment to NAC to maintain these standards in all areas of our education program.”
The long certification process included self-study in which managers, staff, and parents evaluate the program. After that, on-site observations were conducted by NAC’s leading early childhood experts at the Starfish Academy. During observation, the evaluator noticed exceptional safety practices, recognizing the development of trust and emotional safety between students and teachers. The Starfish Academy was accredited based on the results.
Dr. Christie Skogrand, Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Infant Center, said: “This was not an easy process, but we are delighted with the results and are confident that our preschool program is one of the best in the region.”
The Florida Center has the Starfish Academy Kindergarten at:
4620 17th St., Sarasota
6929 Outreach Way, North Port
About Florida Early Childhood Center
For over 40 years, the Florida Early Childhood Education Center is a leading provider of early childhood care, early education and healthy development in southwestern Florida, providing seamless service to all children and their families. Today, the institution is nationally recognized for its early childhood expertise in various disciplines. The Florida Center offers developmental therapy, mental health counseling, Starfish Academy kindergartens, healthy family home visit programs, and the state’s only Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic. For more information, please visit www.thefloridacenter.org or call 941-371-8820.
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