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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

For more information visit the NAEYC website:

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