This post is sponsored by Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Childcare Center

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What Does Early Childhood National Accreditation Mean to Parents?

Searching for a quality early childhood program for your child can be a daunting experience. How can parents be sure that the center or home providers that they visit will be of the highest quality for their child? One way is to look for the sign of NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation at any provider a parent might visit.

NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. NAEYC Accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs.

Orchard Hill is proud of its NAEYC certification and is dedicated to bringing the highest quality of care and education to its children. 

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NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families. Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.

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THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING AN NAEYC LIKE ORCHARD HILL

NAEYC has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs.

To earn accreditation, programs must meet all 10 standards. Based on research on the development and education of young children, the standards were created with input from experts and educators from around the country. The standards define what NAEYC—the world’s largest organization of early childhood professionals—believes all early childhood programs should provide.

It is for this reason that parents and families are seeking out NAEYC-accredited programs. Parents choosing an early childhood education program can be overwhelmed by trying to find the highest-quality program for their child. NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality that families are looking for. NAEYC Accreditation gives families the chance to make the Right Choice for Kids.

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