NAEYC Accreditation

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The Center has achieved national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Early childhood programs accredited by NAEYC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, have invited an external professional review to verify compliance with the Academy’s Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs, and have been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria.

In accredited programs, you will see frequent, positive, warm interactions among adults and children, planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and development such as block building, painting, reading stories, dress-up, and active outdoor play, specially trained teachers, enough adults to respond to individual children, many varied age-appropriate materials, a healthy and safe environment for children, nutritious snacks, regular communication with parents who are welcome visitors at all times, effective administration, and on-going, systematic evaluation.

The Center has adopted and uses the NAEYC “Code of Ethical Conduct” as a standard for professional behavior in our interactions with one another, with our children, with our families and with the community at large.