ALL Creative Child Learning Center® preschools are accredited by A.P.P.L.E. (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment), a national early learning program accreditation. With over 700 accredited programs APPLE is ‘Solid to the Core’! In Florida, APPLE is accepted into the Gold Seal of Quality program.

Gold Seal Program and History

Gold Seal Award

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.

In December 2004, Voluntary Prekindergarten ( VPK ) legislation was passed and signed into law. This bill requires participating child care facilities and homes to maintain quality care accreditation and higher education standards for staff. The Gold Seal Quality Care Program is an approved accreditation for child care providers to be eligible to participate in VPK.