The National Association for
the Education of Young Children put its seal of approval on Southeast Community
College’s Child Development Center. The NAEYC accreditation confirms that the
program is of high quality and standards.
“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 Kari Schell, director of the
To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the SCC Child
Development Centerwent through an extensive quality-improvement
process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC to ensure the program met each
of the 10 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.
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 SCC an exemplar of
good practice for families and the entire community.”
SCC’s Child Development
Center serves children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. It also serves as a
training site for the Early Childhood Education program. Students, staff and
the general public can enroll their children at the Center. SCC’s Center has
been NAEYC accredited since 2014 and from 2001-2006.
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