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Childcare Resources earns reaccreditation with NAEYC

The Childcare Resources School recently renewed its accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). A voluntary process for preschools, NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous multi-year undertaking that requires documentation, self-reflection, and ongoing quality improvement. The process culminates in an on-site appraisal by an independent assessor.

A woman sits at a preschool table with two students.
NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. Pictured: Early Educator Brittany Stallings

“NAEYC-Accredited programs have committed to a process that takes time, energy and dedication to complete,” states Alissa Mwenelupembe, NAEYC Senior Director Early Learning Program Accreditation. “Childcare Resources has demonstrated their commitment to young children and their families.”

First launched in 1985, NAEYC accreditation is a widely-recognized indicator of a high-quality early learning program. Accreditation standards are backed by current child development research and encompass all aspects of early childhood education including areas which support the physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and language development of young children. Fewer than ten percent of preschools nationwide obtain this high accolade of accreditation with NAEYC.

A woman sits on a classroom floor, reading to students.
Every educator plays a role in the NAEYC accreditation process, including documenting the learning experiences in their classroom. Pictured: Early Educator Valentina Bermudez

“Renewing our accreditation affirms so many things about our program,” says Tara Beard, Childcare Resources School Director. “It indicates that we use a developmentally-appropriate curriculum, employ well-trained teachers, use quality materials, and provide a healthy classroom environment.”

The Childcare Resources School first earned NAEYC accreditation in 2013 and successfully renewed the accreditation in 2018. The most recent renewal is good through 2028, during which time Childcare Resources will continue to provide the highest quality early childhood development and education.

“I am so proud of our teachers and our school staff,” says Shannon McGuire Bowman, Childcare Resources Executive Director. “Their hard work and their constant dedication to quality ensures that Childcare Resources provides the best possible educational opportunities for the children and families we serve.”


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