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Head Start Division secures prestigious Program of Excellence Accreditation, exemplifying commitment to childhood education

The Community Action and Human Services Department's Head Start/Early Head Start Division achieves Program of Excellence Accreditation

Miami-Dade County's Community Action and Human Services Department's Head Start/Early Head Start Division has garnered the esteemed Program of Excellence Accreditation, signifying its unwavering commitment to providing exceptional early childhood education and development services. This momentous achievement highlights the Division's dedication to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for the community's youngest members.

Exceptional standards and unwavering commitment to excellence

The attainment of the Program of Excellence Accreditation represents the culmination of the Division's unwavering commitment to maintaining exceptional standards of service and care. Through a comprehensive and rigorous peer review process, the Division showcased its dedication to 41 Excellence Indicators, highlighting its effective management, leadership, and prudent fiscal stewardship. The program's strong family partnerships, transparent governance, and highly skilled staff further highlighted its position as a beacon of excellence in the field of childhood education and development.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava emphasized the significance of this achievement, emphasizing the vital role of investing in the future through the holistic development of the community's children. The Division's relentless pursuit of excellence serves as a testament to its commitment to nurturing the potential of the county's youngest residents and ensuring their holistic growth and development.

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Head Start promises the best for the future and celebrates community achievement

Director Sonia Grice expressed immense pride in the Division's achievement during Head Start Awareness Month, reaffirming the team's dedication to serving the community with the highest standards of care and commitment. The Program of Excellence Accreditation not only acknowledges past accomplishments but also represents a promise for the future, emphasizing the Division's continued commitment to surpassing the benchmarks set by this prestigious recognition.

As Head Start Awareness Month continues, Miami-Dade County's Community Action and Human Services Department encourages the community to recognize the vital importance of early childhood education and the pivotal role played by the Head Start/Early Head Start Division in shaping the future of young learners. This notable achievement underscores the Division's ongoing dedication to providing comprehensive support and services that enrich the lives of children and families throughout the county.

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