National Association for the Education of Young Children AccreditationPosted on June 1, 2015 by Michelle Kraus
10 Signs of Top Quality Programs According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children
When you’re looking for a top-quality child care center, meeting (or exceeding) a number of important criteria is important, if not essential.
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, there are 10 standards that an early childhood program must meet for accreditation. These criteria include:
- Relationships – Promoting positive relationships between all children and adults.
- Curriculum – Curriculum that promotes learning and development from social, emotional, physical, linguistic, and cognitive perspectives.
- Teaching – Teaching methods that enhance each child’s learning and development.
- Assessment of Child Progress – Formal and informal assessments to ensure that programs can be improved accordingly.
- Health – Programs must protect against illness while promoting healthy development.
- Teachers – Teachers must have all necessary qualifications, knowledge, and commitment to deliver results for children.
- Families – Create and maintain collaborative relationships with all families.
- Community Relationships – Utilize resources in the community to support and strengthen a program’s goals.
- Physical Environment – Maintain a safe and healthy environment that creates age-appropriate environments for all children.
- Leadership and Management – Create a stable staff and personnel for the benefit of children, families, and staff alike.
At Ladybug Child Care Center, we’re proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our program is designed for the benefit of children, parents, and staff members alike.
Learn more about our NAEYC accreditation and see if our center is the right place for your “little bug”!Filed Under: Certification