Circle of Friends Preschool

2120 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
Ph: 941-953-2889


FL000001mmWhat is NAEYC accreditation? The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, located in Washington, D.C. administers a voluntary, professional review, and accreditation system for all types of preschools, child care centers, kindergartens, and school-age childcare programs that have been found to be in substantial compliance with their "Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs."

In accredited programs, you will find the following:

  • Frequent, positive, warm interactions between teachers and children.
  • Specially trained and high qualified teachers.
  • Enough teachers to respond to individual children, keeping a low student - teacher ratio.
  • Many varied age-appropriate materials.
  • A healthy and safe environment for children.
  • Regular communication with parents who are welcome visitors at all times.
  • Effective administration.
  • Ongoing and systematic evaluations.
  • Planned learning activities appropriate to children's age and development; such as block building, painting, reading stories,dress-up play and active outdoor play.
  • Nutrious meals and/or snacks.

At NAEYC- accredited schools, parents can be assured that their children are in good hands. This special accreditation represents Circle of Friends Preschool's comm



Monday - Friday
Half Day - 8:30am – 12:30pm
Full Day - 8:30am – 5:30pm