Must be licensed by the State Licensing Authority, Local licensing agency, or License-exempt Approved
Must comply with all local, state, and federal laws
Must complete GAACS Self Study Guide within timeline
Adhere to the Step by Step Process
GREEN APPLE FACTS:
Green Apple EEC Accreditation, once obtained is valid for three (3) years when once again, the child care provider must reapply for accreditation. Child care providers accredited by Green Apple must submit an annual report every year with exception to the year of initial/renewal accreditation. That means, the child care provider will submit an annual report the second year of accreditation.
SOME OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Gold Seal Quality Care (Birth to Five AND School Age).
Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Program.
Higher reimbursement rates for subsidized care including School Readiness.
Tax exemptions through the Department of Revenue or county tax appraiser.
Higher reimbursement rates from the Child Care Assistance Program.
Higher reimbursement rates through the Stars Rating Program.
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.