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An Apple A Day Academy

Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise.

We are a unique early childhood education center that offers a certified eco-friendly environment; we promote a message of positive worldly consciousness and modern learning. Each child's potential'is nurtured to build a strong foundation for their future, as well as the future of our world. Building healthy relationships with each other and our world is emphasized. Each child is given the opportunity to grow and learn efficiently and build a strong foundation for their future. Our teachers focus on building every child's self-esteem and confidence through positive feedback. We nurture their natural strengths. A child sees the world around them with wonder and awe and we believe in encouraging their natural curiosity.

An Apple A Day Academy is having a positive impact on our environment at their new location on Bee Ridge Road. The school has implemented numerous environmental initiatives including recycling, green purchasing and cleaning, as well as energy and water conservation measures. The school reuses folders, aluminum plates and encourages cloth diapers. They are part of the Healthy Green Schools Program that requires them to purchase 80% of their products that are eco-friendly. An Apple A day Academy looks to purchase supplies and items from local vendors whenever possible.

From a water conservation standpoint, the school has planted all Florida native low-maintenance plants to reduce the need for watering. They have a rain barrel collection system and have installed faucet aerators and dual-flush toilets, all to reduce the amount of water the school uses.

One unique program that the school does is a worm bin composting program. The worms can be used as an education tool.
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