The Florida Center Receives 4-Year COA Accreditation

THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ACHIEVES 4-YEAR ACCREDITATION

July 10, 2017 (Sarasota, FL) The Florida Center for Early Childhood, a local nonprofit serving children and their families in Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto/Hardee counties, has achieved a four-year accreditation from The New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). The four-year accreditation is the highest designation a nonprofit can receive.

Organizations pursue accreditation from COA to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of The Florida Center’s programs, services, management, and administration.

“I am proud of The Florida Center for not only providing important services for our children and families, but for implementing the best standards and practices. This allows us to stay accountable and sustainable for years to come, in order to best serve our communities,” said Kathryn Shea, president and CEO of The Florida Center.

The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce.

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