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

Find out More:

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


Please Note: The Strong Minds Network does not offer referrals, endorsements or make recommendations in regards to outside consulting entities offering services to participating Strong Minds child care programs.  If you are interested in hiring an outside consultant, we strongly encourage researching each entity to make sure that the offered services and supports meet your program’s needs. 





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