WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO

The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.
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Purpose

Early Childhood Education facilitates appropriate child development and ensures the health and safety of children in care.

CYD-ECE 1: Program Mission and Philosophy of Care

The program’s mission and philosophy are responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community and guide program administration, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Mission statement
    • Provide a description of the Philosophy of Care
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Teaching staff

  • CYD-ECE 1.01

    A written mission statement is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community, and sets forth the program’s goals.


  • CYD-ECE 1.02

    The program is guided by a philosophy that:

    1. provides a logical approach for how program activities will support the healthy development of children in care;  
    2. provides a foundation for inclusive, individualized care; and
    3. guides the development and implementation of activities and supports based on program goals and developmentally-appropriate practice in early childhood education.

    Interpretation: A program model or logic model can be a useful tool to help staff think systematically about how the program can make a measureable difference by drawing a clear connection between the needs of children, available resources, program activities and supports, program outputs, and desired outcomes.

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