Tell Us About Your Accredited Center
Being accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization, is so much more than a logo on a banner or a call out in marketing materials. It’s a designation that’s hard-earned – one that represents a commitment to delivering a superior standard of quality education to children and their families. In fact, NAEYC accreditation is achieved by less than 10 percent of early childhood education centers in the country.
Do you work for an accredited school with NAEYC? The accreditation committee of CAAEYC would like to highlight your school’s achievement by spotlighting your school in a future article.
Others want to know:
- Why did you decide to become accredited?
- What was the easiest part of the process?
- What was the most difficult part of the process?
- What is one thing you would like others to know as they start the process?
If you are interested in honoring your school, parents and employees for all the work they did to support the accreditation process, please let us know. Contact Christie Verarde, Accreditation Committee Chair, and she will mail you an article template.
Some of the other things we will ask you to write about are:
- Your school’s philosophy and/or mission statement.
- How long you have been accredited?
- How many families and children do you serve?
We will also ask you to send a photo of the school. You can send other photos if you wish. Some have sent photos of their employees. If you send photos make sure you have received photo releases for all within the photo. There are photo specifications on the article template to help in your selection.
Christie can be contacted at email@example.com. Contact her if you have any further questions.
“Accreditation helps families recognize quality early learning programs and feel comfortable knowing that their children are receiving a high-quality, research-based education that will prepare them for future success,” states NAEYC.