Friday, January 20, 2012

Early Childhood Receives NAEYC Accreditation

It is with great pride and sincere gratitude to our Early Childhood Director, Mrs. Charna Schubert, and our outstanding group of Early Childhood teachers, that I inform you that our Early Childhood department has recieved accreditation from the National Association for Education of Young Children.

For those unfamiliar, NAEYC is the gold standard of accreditation for Early Childhood programs.  Recieving it was a three year process of training, upgrading, surveying, improving, and copious documenting of every aspect of our program.  NAEYC has ten different program standards with at least 30 criteria in each standard.  For a program to be accredited it must meet at least 80% of the assessed criteria.  In the report we recieved yesterday, we learned that in nine of the ten standards our program met 100% of the assessed criteria and in five of the ten standards we recieved a 100+ indicating that we have even met non-required "emerging criteria" as well.

This is a historic landmark in the growth of our school and a welcome indicator that our efforts to raise our school's standards and help our children soar are bearing tangible fruit.

So mazel tov again to our entire Early Childhood department and I look forward to many more such milestones in the years to come.

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