National Association for the Education of Young Children
We will be going through NAEYC's vigorous accreditation process in an effort to better our business, teacher knowledge, and care. The Neighborhood School will go through a 4 step accreditation process for about for a year.
The 10 Standards of NAEYC
Standard 1: Relationships
The program promotes positive relationships among all children and adults.
Standard 2: Curriculum
The program implements a curriculum that is consistent with its goals for children and promotes learning and development in each of the following areas: social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive.
Standard 3: Teaching
The program uses developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches that enhance each child’s learning and development in the context of the curriculum goals.
Standard 4: Assessment of Child Progress
The program is informed by ongoing systematic, formal, and informal assessment approaches to provide information on children’s learning and development.
Standard 5: Health
The program promotes the nutrition and health of children and protects children and staff from illness and injury.
Standard 6: Teachers
The program employs and supports a teaching staff with the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse needs and interests
Standard 7: Families
The program establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with each child’s family to foster children’s development in all settings.
Standard 8: Community Relationships
The program establishes relationships with and uses the resources of the children’s communities to support the achievement of program goals.
Standard 9: Physical Environment
The program has a safe and healthful environment that provides appropriate and well-maintained indoor and outdoor physical environments
Standard 10: Leadership and Management
The program effectively implements policies, procedures, and systems that support stable staff and strong personnel, and fiscal, and program management so all children, families, and staff have high-quality experiences
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