We are proud to announce that we have multiple voluntary accreditation and professional memberships:


    Accredited Professional Preschool Environment  APPLE is a voluntary accreditation program with a two step accreditation process. A self study is followed by a verification visit, which is an evaluation of the indicators of quality in each individual program. All components of a program are examined including the following: administration, classroom environment, parent and community involvement, advocacy on behalf of children and child care, staffing credentials, staff-child ratios, teacher/child interaction, and literacy and curriculum. Previously, this accreditation was only available to members of FACCM; however, that requirement has been eliminated and it now has a national scope. Accreditation Information

  • Gold Seal of Excellence

    Quality Care Program, Florida Department of Children & Families. 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.

  • Quality Counts 5 Star Center

    Quality Counts is a voluntary rating system that reviews early learning programs according to clearly defined, high quality standards using a five-star method of evaluation.

  • Young Explorers is a proud member of

    – Florida Association for Child Care Management | Learn more about FACCM
    – Early Learning Coalition of Lee County | Learn more about the Early Learning Coalition

  • Approved Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Provider