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FACCM is the Voice of Early Learning

Your business. Your priorities. Your voice.



APPLE Accreditation

Laying the Foundation for Future Learning Success




Early Childhood Educators grow their careers with SEEDs.

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Welcome to FACCM

The Florida Association for Child Care Management is a nonprofit, professional organization of child care providers dedicated to ensuring the highest quality in the early learning industry through accreditation, education and advocacy:

APPLE | Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment
The national early learning program accreditation.

CORE | Curriculum Options for Required Education
FACCM's educational component providing professional development opportunities for Owners, Directors, and Teachers.

SEEDS | Supporting Early Education Develops Success
The membership component of FACCM that provides professional support directly to teaching professionals.


Jennifer Shields

Executive Director

Jennifer served on the FACCM Board for two years and served a term as our legislative committee co-chair. She previously served as a teacher, School Director, and Regional Compliance Manager for The Learning Care Group. She has experience working with the Department of Children and Families, the Office of Early Learning and Early Learning Coalitions; managing the Provider Department for 5 of her 7 years with the Brevard County ELC. In all, she has over 25 years of experience across a large section of the Child Care industry.