Family Centers announced today that its four preschool programs in Greenwich were all reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
After an extensive self-study and visits by NAEYC assessors, it was determined that Family Centers’ Grauer Preschool, Gateway Preschool, Joan Melber Warburg Early Childhood Center and Head Start/School Readiness programs located at Armstrong Court met all NAEYC accreditation standards for early childhood education excellence. Family Centers’ programs scored 100 percent or better in most areas.
To earn NAEYC accreditation, Family Centers’ staff measured its programs and their services against NAEYC’s 10 Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria. Family Centers’ programs scored 100 percent or better in most areas. The NAEYC accreditation is valid through 2025.
"NAEYC accreditation is considered the gold standard for early education programs," said Yenny Toone, Family Centers' Director of Early Childhood. "NAEYC has increased its requirements in the last five years, and we have not only maintained the mark of quality but also raised it to meet these new requirements. I am extremely proud of the ECE team ”
Family Centers is openings at many sites are still available for the 2019-2020 school year. For information or to schedule a tour, contact Patti Guza at 203-629-2822 or email email@example.com.
Accreditation by the NAEYC is widely recognized as a sign of high-quality early childhood education. Only 8 percent of the nation’s preschools earn NAEYC’s stamp of approval. In Greenwich, Family Centers represents one of only two NAEYC accredited full-day, year-round preschool programs.
Family Centers’ Early Childhood Education programs offer full or part-time care for young children at four accredited facilities in Greenwich. The Grauer Preschool, Gateway Preschool and School Readiness program help children ages three to five prepare for kindergarten through learning, socialization and play. The Gateway Preschool also offers a class for two-year-olds. The Joan Melber Warburg Early Childhood Center provides nurturing care for children ages six-weeks to two-years.