Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS), established in 2004, is a national, independent accrediting agency. Green Apple is a premier provider of accreditation for Child Care Centers/Early Learning Programs, After School Programs, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Substance Abuse Programs, and Residential Treatment Centers. Green Apple accredits programs in the United States, the Caribbean Islands, and around the world.
We provide quality assurance, certification, training, and accreditation for schools and behavioral programs to enhance the quality of services and outcomes for children.
Green Apple Goals
Goal #1: Increase the quality of child care and early learning programs.
Goal #2: Improve behavioral health services for children, youth, and adults.
Goal #3: Establish a quality rating system for nonpublic schools based on proven best practices that reward high-quality nonpublic schools and school systems.
Goal #4: Help parents exercise their rights and responsibility for their children's education.
Goal #5: Provide advocacy, support, and resources for member organizations, parents, and public policymakers.
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Freda Stevens is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Apple Accreditation Of Children's Services. Freda is the founder and lead pastors Amen Always Church along with her husband Daric. She is originally from South Florida, where she met Daric while working in her local church. Anyone who knows Freda understands her life is a testimony of hope, healing, and deliverance for hurting people. Freda has obtained multiple college degrees from accredited colleges and attended Oral Roberts University where she majored in Ministry Leadership alongside her husband, Daric. She holds a Master's Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Education majoring in Management and Administration of School Programs, Her passion is for people to be healed and delivered from the pain of their past so they can fulfill the purpose of their future.