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The FCCPSA proudly maintains an accreditation partnership agreement that provides AdvancED/SACS accreditation to FCCPSA schools. This partnership allows schools to obtain both FCCPSA and SACS accreditation through one seamless process utilizing AdvancED unique protocols and platforms.   

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) requires that all full member senior high schools be accredited by one of 15 approved accrediting agencies.
In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities and family day care homes that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children. service-programs/child-care/goldseal

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1.0  Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Education

Founding Principles

The vision is the foundation upon which the entire structure of the program is built. For a program to be properly evaluated, the process must begin with a clear vision or description of what the program is created to achieve, including expected child outcomes. That goal will not be obtained unless all members of the team are unified in purpose based on a clear understanding and agreement with the vision, and then apply consistent and directed effort to accomplish the goal.

The mission of the program is built on the vision statement and defines what the organization is, (Early Learning Program) why it exists, or its reason for being. At a minimum, the mission statement should define your clientele and describe the results that the program is designed to produce.

The Philosophy of Education defines the beliefs, principles and guidelines upon which the program is based. Philosophy means "love of wisdom." It is made up of two Greek words, philo, meaning "love", and sophos, meaning "wisdom". Education has been defined as "the process by which children and youth develop knowledge, skills, and character, especially through formal instruction, training, and study".

The resulting Philosophy of Education reflects the program's beliefs about how children learn, describes the environment, and includes specific methodology and overall goals for children. It is the guiding set of principles upon which curriculum is purchased or designed, staff are hired and trained, environments are designed, relationships are nurtured, and lesson plans are implemented.

Having and understanding a well developed Philosophy of Education is critical to the ongoing evaluations that examine current practices and develop strategic plans for improvements in the program. Ongoing improvements include documentation of the level to which the program is meeting quality goals, professional development of staff, and communication with families.

1.1 Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Education
1.1.1 Vision Statement: The program has a written and published Vision Statement.

1.1.2 Mission Statement: The program has a written and published Mission Statement or Statement of Purpose.

1.1.3 Philosophy of Education: The program has a written and published Philosophy of Education regarding the care and education of young children. The philosophy is based on "best practices" and is consistent with the program's vision and mission statements.