The Childcare Resources of Indian River School again achieved its accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation is a voluntary process by which high quality preschools are independently assessed according to national standards in ten areas that support social, emotional, language, physical, and cognitive development in young children.
Of the approximately 6,200 licensed childcare centers in Florida, only 7% currently hold a NAEYC accreditation. As NAEYC standards encompass all aspects of the program and are based on research into early childhood development and the education of young children, accreditation represents the highest mark of quality in a preschool.
“Our program has demonstrated that we provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound,” said Kathy Marshall, Childcare Resources Program Specialist. “Using NAEYC tools and materials, we continuously improve our program to provide the best possible educational opportunity for children and their families.”
The Childcare Resources School opened in 2009 and earned its first NAEYC accreditation in 2013. NAEYC accreditation is valid for five years, in which Childcare Resources will continue to provide the highest quality care to children of working families in Indian River County.