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Megan Greeley-Gibson, Director
Child Care of Southwest Florida
THE COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CENTER-LEHIGH
EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
LEHIGH ACRES, FLA., November 21, 2011 - The Community Children’s Center in Lehigh has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) for outstanding early childhood programs which meet national standards of quality.
The center, operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is located at 1260 Wings Way in Lehigh and is licensed to care for 167 children from ages infant to 8.
The child care center is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“The Community Children’s Center is very honored to be recognized for our efforts to provide exceptional child care education for our children. This demonstrates to parents that we have earned the Gold Seal for quality child care programs from the State of Florida,” said The Community Children’s Center Director Megan Greeley-Gibson. To view Gold Seal requirements and a list of centers that have earned the accreditation, visit www.dcf.state.fl.us/
To become accredited, The Community Children’s Center had to meet a variety of strict criteria related to providing a developmentally appropriate program for pre-school children. These criteria range from providing a program that exceeds state licensing requirements to providing professional development opportunities for staff, as well as parental involvement.
Accreditation includes an on-site study of the program by an early childhood professional followed by a final assessment of the center by commissioners from the National Accreditation Commission For Early Care and Education Programs.
About Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
The Community Children’s Center is among six child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. The private non-profit organization provides high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida from infancy through age 8. In addition to providing child care, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., conducts and coordinates training for child care workers, and administers the federal Child Care Food Program for child care centers and family child care homes.
For more information about The Community Children’s Center, call 369-2220 or visit www.ccswfl.org
The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is sponsored by the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP). NAACP is the nation’s leader among associations serving child care owners, directors and administrators. The organization’
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