Becoming An Approved MCCYN-PLUS Provider In Florida: Miami-Dade County

Thrive by 5 does have set requirements that must be met to participate. Providers must be in a high-poverty area, have 30% school readiness, and service infants and toddlers. If you are a provider who does not meet the qualifications to participate in Thrive by 5, please submit a letter to Child Care Aware® of America for verification. Providers who are not accredited, and unable to participate in Thrive by 5, will receive new military families on a case-by-case basis.

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in Miami-Dade County?

Community child care providers in Miami- Dade County currently receiving DoD fee assistance must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of enrollment in the state’s quality improvement program within twelve months from the date the program is notified of the change in requirements.
  • Provide evidence of the initial level as awarded by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Achieve a minimum level of three as prescribed by the state’s quality improvement program.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

 

New applicants requesting to participate in the fee assistance program must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide evidence of DoD-approved accreditation, if applicable or
  • Provide evidence of participation in the state’s quality improvement program with a minimum level of three or higher.
  • Advance to the highest level or until accreditation is achieved in accordance with state guidelines.

State QIS Contact Information:

For more information about your state Quality and Improvement System (QIS), please contact your county QIS representative.
Program Name: Thrive By 5
Website: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org/
Phone Number: 786-598-2282
Email: thriveby5@thechildrenstrust.org

 

Approved accreditations that are accepted for the military fee assistance programs:

National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
Middle States Association (MSA)
Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association for Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA)

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