5210 bracelet

A girl shows off her 5210 bracelet at the Boys & Girls Club.

Child Care

Healthy Sarasota County - Child Care helps child care facilities improve the health and wellness of children in their care. Using the 5210 message, the program provides consistent guidance to address the policies, practices, and environments that influence healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Interested in becoming a hsc Child Care site?

  • Learn more about becoming a Healthy Sarasota County Child Care Site

Healthy Sarasota County Child Care Sites

Since May 2012, more than forty Sarasota County child care centers have participated in the HSC Child Care Training. Centers recognized in the past as HSC Child Care sites are:  

  • A Place to Grow
  • Beautiful Blessings
  • Bizzy Bee Early Care Center
  • Christ Methodist Child Development Center
  • Christian Child Care
  • Circle of Friends Preschool
  • Community Bible Chapel
  • First Presbyterian Preschool
  • Julie Rohr Academy
  • Kids of Sarasota
  • Little Disciples Preschool
  • SMH 1
  • South County YMCA Childcare
  • Venice Christian Preschool
  • WellSpring Christian Academy
  • Wooden Shoes Child Care

Newest sites (2014)

The following centers are currently certified as 2014 HSC Child Care Sites.  Congratulations!

  • Angelitos Family Child Care
  • Ascension Lutheran Preschool
  • Asprea Family Child Care Home
  • Bess Family Child Care
  • Bright Beginnings Preschool
  • Chabad Preschool
  • Children First @ MLK St
  • Children First 33rd St
  • Christ Methodist Child Development Center
  • Forty Carrots Family Center
  • Foundations Early Childhood Education Center
  • Heikkila Family Child Care Home
  • Love & Laugh Fun Care Center
  • Morgan Family Day Care Home
  • Pines of Sarasota Child Care & Learning Center
  • RHS CYESIS Program
  • Shining Stars Learning Center
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital II
  • St Mark's Preschool
  • Stage Door Preschool
  • The Beary Patch Academy
  • The Cottages at Michaels Learning Center
  • The Kingdom Academy
  • Williams Family Child Care Home
  • Willis Family Child Care Home


For sites previously receiving the HSC Child Care designation, recertification is required for the 2014-2015 year. You will have the opportunity to recertify in March  of 2014.

For information on recertification, please call (941) 861-2779 or send an email.

Child Care Training

Sarasota County child care centers are making health a priority! More than 20 centers participated in the Healthy Sarasota County Child Care Training in May.


The Healthy Sarasota County Child Care initiative was modeled after several stellar efforts in other parts of the country. We are especially indebted to Maine’s Lets Go! initiative as well as Maryland’s Healthy Howard.