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Child Care Providers in Nortport, Florida

Nothport area child care providers who achieve a three, four or five star level are exceeding the basic requirements for child care and are providing quality early learning environments for the children of Sarasota County.  
 
Providers who achieve a four or five star level are providing and maintaining high levels of quality child care. Providers who achieve a three star level are providing consistently good quality child care in all areas. Providers who achieve a two star level are recognized for providing quality above state licensing requirements and have demonstrated that they are actively taking steps to improve quality. Providers who achieve a one star level meet basic licensing standards but as part of the program are invested in pursuing steps to improve quality.
 
All parents should visit at least 3 different sites to determine the best fit for their child. This guide is one tool to help with that process and parents should discuss with the provider their respective strengths and areas for improvement noted in their star level report.

Note: Gold Seal Certified sites are awarded a plus (+)

Not every child care provider is listed on the Look for the Stars website. Some reasons a provider may not be listed include:

  • Provider chose not to participate
  • Provider wanted to participate, but did not have the opportunity to participate this year
  • Provider was assessed but chose to opt out of participation
  • Provider has a Class 1 licensing violation within the past year and is ineligible for participation this year

Parents can contact the Early Learning Coalition’s Child Care Resource and Referral service for information on why a provider is not on the list at 941.556.1600 ext. 6 or mail@earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org.

Child Care Resource and Referral is a source of information on resources available for parents and can also provide a personalized list of child care options based on parents’ individual needs. including ages served, hours of operation, program enhancements, and other program information. Contact Child Care Resource and Referral at 941.556.1600 ext. 6 or mail@earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) website is another resource, with a feature that allows parents to search for child care provider based on specific criteria.

 

Rollover the icon for more information about a provider, where available.

  Facilities that are significantly close to achieving the next star level have been awarded a half star.

 

Name

Star Level

Address / Telephone
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Building Blocks Children's Center

2555 N. Toledo Blade Blvd
North Port, FL 34289

423-5588
management@northportbuildingblocks.com

Children First At North Port

6926 Children's Way
North Port, FL 34287

993-3706 / 953-3877 x 200
wharris@childrenfirst.net

Gulf Coast Assembly of God/ Christian Academy

2800 Pan American Blvd/ P.O. Box 8009
North Port, FL 34287

423-9996

Klass Family Child Care Center

34286
Call the provider for the address and more information.
423-0263

Noah's Ark Preschool

5550 S Sumter Blvd
North Port, FL 34287

426-7150/426-2552
preschoolnoahsark@yahoo.com

North Port YMCA Child Development Ctr and VPK Academy

5946 Sam Shapos Way
North Port, FL 34287

426-6627
aracioppi@charlottecountyymca.com

 

The Florida Center for Early Childhood – North Port

6929 Outreach Way
North Port, FL 34286

429-2269

 

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