When you are exploring options for early childhood education programs for your child, school accreditations are important factors to consider. At Tanglewood Academy, we’re pleased to have passed the stringent requirements necessary to receive an APPLE accreditation from the Florida Association for Child Care Management, demonstrating our commitment to early education excellence in Pembroke Pines.
APPLE stands for Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment. There are strict program requirements for APPLE accreditation, including being a licensed child care facility in good standing with a compliant licensing history and inspections by the Department of Health or Department of Children and Families. All employees must undergo a background screening test, and the center must maintain a substantial number of books of appropriate quality. To keep the APPLE accreditation, schools must be recertified periodically and are subject to random audits to ensure that are consistently compliant with the program guidelines.