Asheboro City School’s Early Childhood Development Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC)—the world's largest organization working on behalf of
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. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Dr. Terry Worrell, superintendent of Asheboro City Schools. The Early Childhood Development Center serves three
and four-year old children by providing developmentally appropriate experiences and activities that teach
important concepts for students to be successful in school.
To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the Early Childhood Development Center 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.
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 Asheboro City School’s Early Childhood Development Center an exemplar of good practice for families and the entire community.”
more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit the NAEYC website.
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