This recognition has been achieved by 7,600 early childhood programs nationwide, as of summer 2001, serving approximately 685,000 children.
"We really build a sense of community here; a family feeling based on the relationships we build with the parents and children we interact with daily," says Roberta DiNoto, director. "Our professional, caring and very dedicated staff really sets us apart from other centers. We know that we truly make a difference in the lives of the families we work with and are proud of our achievements."
Programs seeking accreditation undergo an intensive self-study, are visited on-site, and independently reviewed by national experts. Childcare centers, preschool, kindergartens, and before- and after-school programs are eligible to seek NAEYC accreditation. When awarded, accreditation is valid for three years.
Margaretís House was originally accredited in January 1999. The center serves up to 100 children between eight weeks and eight years of age.
For more information about NAEYC or the accreditation process, visit www.naeyc.org.
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