Quality Initiatives and Education

Quality Initiative & Education


  Nemours BrightStart! Program for Early Literacy Success (NBS!) is a program dedicated to the prevention of reading failure in young children. Started in 2005 through the generous funding of the Nemours Foundation (a large pediatric health system), NBS! is an example of how Nemours’ understands...

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Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) Quality Counts for Children is Manatee County’s voluntary quality rating system which uses licensing as a foundation and sets a continuum of clearly defined levels of increasing quality.  It is based on a point system in which a program receives points...

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Deputy Friendly

Deputy Friendly’s Book Club Deputy Friendly’s Book Club is a collaboration between the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, which provides a unique literacy experience for children in Manatee County. Each month Sheriff’s uniformed...

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