Arlington's 1st Gold Seal Center

3-time Gold Seal of Excellence Recipient for Quality Care

Parsons Little Scholars was the first child care center to be awarded the Governor’s Gold Seal of Excellence in 1998.  Since then, very few child care centers in Florida have received this award.  Parsons Little Scholars just received their third review and passed with “golden colors”, and are the only Arlington center to receive the governor’s Gold Seal three times.

Florida's 1st ELLM Center

Early Literacy and Learning Model (ELLM)

Parsons Little Scholars worked with The University of North Florida and several other collaborators to become one of the first prototype centers for the Early Learning and Literacy Model (ELLM) designation. The ELLM is a research-based early literacy curriculum and instructional support system for children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade, and their families and teachers.

Jacksonville's Only Platinum Seal Center

Early Literacy and Learning Model (ELLM)

Parsons Little Scholars developed the first Platinum Seal for child care with several unique elements including:

  • A professional all volunteer Advisory Board of Directors to provide guidance and direction for our center.
  • Members included a Board Certified Pediatrician, a Psychologist, a State Safety Inspector, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, a Psychotherapist and Nurse Practitioner, a Dietician, and especially many interested parents who want to partner with their teachers.
  • A superior curriculum that was originally developed in 1997 by the Florida Teacher of the Year and the Advisory Board. When the first kindergarten class graduated, they were reading at the 3rd grade level. Parents requested that Parsons Little Scholars open Parsons Christian Academy for K through 12th Grade to continue with the academic and social advances that their children had enjoyed.Click on: Parsons Christian Academy for their website.
  • Pioneering Pathways in Early Education by exploring new methods of addressing the total needs of the child including: Social Development,beginning the critical,Neural Network Development from 6 weeks to three years, and ensuring Health and Safety Care, in a loving and caring environment.
  • If you are accepted and can partner with our Gold Seal/Platinum Seal teachers, your child can develop with the benefits that you, Parsons Little Scholars, and Parsons Christian Academy can bestow to help prepare your children for a successful and satisfying future. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and the community. If your children are your #1 priority, call us to explore how we can best serve your needs. If you will partner with our teachers, we will not stop until you are satisfied.