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What NAEYC Accreditation Means:
Our programs implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of development. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Barker Cypress earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC, defines the gold standard for early education and care. Centers who wish to be accredited by NAEYC undergo intense review. Only the best are awarded NAEYC accreditation.
Read more about NAEYC and quality early childhood education at www.NAEYC.org.
The Favorite Choice for Your Child
Are you choosing a child care program for your son or daughter? Are you frightened or sad about the thought of someone else taking care of your child? Many families struggle with the decision to enroll their children into child care, and once the decision is made, choosing the right program is just as hard.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) can help parents feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs they choose. More than 20 years ago, NAEYC created an accreditation system to improve the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. NAEYC Accreditation has become the mark of quality, helping parents find the best possible early childhood experience.
“I think one of the greatest advances to child care was the creation of the NAEYC Accreditation system, which has helped so much to raise the quality of programs.” – T Berry Brazelton, M.D., The Brazelton Institute, Children`s Hospital Boston,Harvard Medical School
The Mark of Quality Education for Your Child
When you see the NAEYC Accreditation torch, you know that your child will be safe, healthy, and learning each day. You know what makes a good child care program – infants are laid down on their backs to nap, toddlers are taken outside for well-supervised play, and preschoolers are learning about shapes and solving puzzles. NAEYC Accreditation means you’re getting this and more!
NAEYC has created 10 standards that measure the quality of early childhood programs. The standards were created by a blue-ribbon panel of early childhood experts and are based on the latest early childhood research.
NAEYC-accredited programs meet the highest standards including:
- Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child`s sense of individual worth.
- Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social.
- Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate effective teaching approaches.
- Provide ongoing assessments of a child`s learning and development and communicate the child`s progress to the family.
- Promote the nutrition and health of children and protect children and staff from injury and illness.
- Employ a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children`s learning and development, and to support families` diverse needs and interests.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child`s family.
- Establish relationships with and use the resources of the community to support the achievement of program goals.
- Provide a safe and healthy physical environment.
- Implement strong personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families, and staff have high-quality experiences NAEYC has created 10 standards that measure the quality of early childhood programs. The standards were created by a blue-ribbon panel of early childhood experts and are based on the latest early childhood research.