About the Recognition Program
Your interest in Florida’s Early Care and Education (ECE) Recognition program is appreciated. The recognition is available to all ECE providers in Florida. An ECE provider is defined as any state-licensed or state-regulated program or service provider that provides early care and education for children from birth to kindergarten entry, including, but not limited to, programs operated by child care centers and family child care homes. This program recognizes ECE providers that have adopted, met, or surpassed best practices in child nutrition, healthy beverages, physical activity, infant feeding, and reduced screen time. ECE providers that participate in the recognition program will also have access to and assistance from local resources in their quest to earn the ECE Provider Recognition. To earn this recognition, providers must earn at least 50 points in at least one of the five Benchmark Menus child(nutrition, healthy beverages, physical activity, infant feeding, and reduced screen time). Additionally, at least 60% of current program staff must participate in and complete at least one training related to any of the Benchmark Menus.
Levels of Recognition:
• Bronze Level - 50+ points in 1-2 menus
• Silver Level - 50+ points in 3-4 menus
• Gold Level - 50 points in all 5 menus
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