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SCC Child Development Center Earns Accreditation

An Early Childhood Education student works with a toddler.

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 Center.

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.

“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 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.

For more information, click on https://www.southeast.edu/childdevelopmentcenter/.


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