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Early care and education providers across Florida are joining the movement to integrate best practices into their programs. We are pleased to announce the  Florida Early Care and Education (ECE) Recognition Program. The goal is to encourage early child care programs to take proactive, voluntary steps to improve program practices and policies related to encouraging healthy behaviors for children and families. The Florida ECE Recognition Program is open to early care and education centers that are licensed in the state of Florida. Recognized centers will receive a certificate to be prominently displayed, free marketing on the Florida ECE Recognition website, and discounts on supplies. The program may also be highlighted in the media and at community events.
Florida’s ECE Recognition Program works to encourage the promotion of best practices related to:
  • Healthy Child Nutrition
  • Healthy Beverages
  • Support of Infant Feeding Practices
  • Physical Activity
  • Limited Screen Time

Steering Committee 

Alina Soto
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Wil Ayala
Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade-Monroe
Tammy Tener
Florida Family Child Care Home Association (FFCCHA)
Matt Guse
Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend
Karla Shelnutt
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Family Nutrition Program
Krista Schoen
Florida Department Of Health - Child Care Food Program
Nacole Guyton
Department of Education, Office of Early Learning

Get Recognized Today!