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September 20, 2017
A Child’s University Earns National NAEYC Accreditation
Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation
[Cranston, Rhode Island] – A Child’s University located in Cranston and Smithfield, Rhode Island has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.
NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality early learning environments.
To earn NAEYC Accreditation, A Child’s University went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years.
“It is a very challenging process requiring an in-depth examination of all policies, procedures, facilities, and curriculum along with review and approval of the training and credentials of our teaching team. In the end, however, earning national accreditation at our two Rhode Island locations is a powerful, irrefutable statement that A Child’s University and its teachers are committed to the very highest level in quality standards and professionalism in early childhood education,” said Lynsey Colgan, president of A Child’s University.
In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.
“NAEYC-Accredited programs bring our definitions of excellence for early childhood education to life each day,” said Kristen Johnson, senior director of Early Learning Program Accreditation at NAEYC. “Earning NAEYC Accreditation makes A Child’s University of Cranston, RI and Smithfield, RI an exemplar of good practice for families and the entire community.”
For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit the NAEYC website. For more information about A Child’s University, visit www.AChildsUniversity.com.
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