Our program has achieved “Gold Seal” accreditation through the Florida Department of Children and Families, international accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is certified as an “Eco-Healthy Child Care” site.
Wesley House operates the Inez Martin Child Development Center in Key West.
In 2012, Inez Martin began a “Backpack for Kids” program. This program sends home every Friday child friendly food to those children determined eligible for the weekend.
The program allows for siblings in the home ages 2-12 to receive the same backpack of food. The backpack contains “child friendly” food with a focus on whole grains and limited sugars. Fresh fruit and vegetables from the local mission is shared with the families on a twice a week basis.
Thank you to Klaus Murphy, United Way and our Private donors for this program.
Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities and family day care homes that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children.
In December 2004, Voluntary Prekindergarten ( VPK ) legislation was passed and signed into law. This bill requires participating child care facilities and homes to maintain quality care accreditation and higher education standards for staff. The Gold Seal Quality Care Program is an approved accreditation for child care providers to be eligible to participate in VPK.
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