CHILDREN at the Bath Early Learning Center, above and below, have access to a variety of activities to stimulate creativity and enhance the learning experience.

CHILDREN at the Bath Early Learning Center, above and below, have access to a variety of activities to stimulate creativity and enhance the learning experience.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

As stated on their website, “NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age 8. Accreditation systems are a major part of NAEYC’s efforts to improve early childhood education; they allow programs to provide the best learning experiences for young children and their educators by meeting national standards of quality. Since 1985, NAEYC’s national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children.”

 

 

Family Focus is committed to providing excellent childcare services and as part of that promise has ensured that its facilities are NAEYC accredited. NAEYC accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.

To achieve NAEYC accreditation, early childhood education programs volunteer to be measured against the most robust and vigorous national standards on education, health and safety. NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families.

Early childhood experiences — from birth to age 8 — have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.

For more information about NAEYC, visit its website at naeyc.org. Look in the “For Families” section for general information and family activities.

You may also note the “What to Look For” section that provides a guide on what to look for in a quality program for infants, toddlers and pre-school programs.

NAEYC is sponsoring the Week of the Young Child scheduled for April 12-18. A daily theme and accompanying family activities are provided in the “For Families” section.


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