Information About Strong Minds
 

Strong Minds is a voluntary quality rating improvement system that promotes high quality in early care and education programs. The goal of Strong Minds is to ensure all children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn.

Strong Minds focuses on:

  • improving children’s learning and development
  • improving adult-child interactions
  • increasing family engagement in children’s learning and development

 

Strong Minds recognizes program directors and family child care home operators as the leaders and change agents for their programs.  Strong Minds is designed to support higher quality programs in their continuous quality improvement efforts by making a variety of supports available to them.

 

Supports available to child care programs include:

  • reliable and valid program assessments
  • child assessments
  • navigation services
  • targeted technical assistance
  • tiered reimbursement supplements

 

Supports available to child care practitioners include access to a professional development system inclusive of:

  • career advising
  • SEEK scholarships to help cover the cost of professional development
  • formal and informal training
  • registry membership
  • salary supplements

 

Supports available to families include:

  • involvement in their child’s development through screening and assessment
  •  individualized instruction
  • access to quality child care through Children’s Services Council (CSC) Scholarships
     

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Contact a Strong Minds Navigator by email at strongminds@cscpbc.org or by phone at 561-374-7521 or 561-374-7532

 

 

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