ABC Magic Moments Preschool

EARNS NATIONAL NAEYC ACCREDITATION

Program Among First in Nation to Complete More Rigorous Accreditation Process

 

Fremont, August 31st 2007 ABC Magic Moments Preschool located in Fremont, is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) the nations leading organization of early childhood professionals.

 

Were proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards, said Maroof Mendez, President & Director of ABC Magic Moments Preschool NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.

 

To earn NAEYC Accreditation in the new system, ABC Magic Moments Preschool went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten new NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten NAEYC program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation, which lasts for five years.

 

In the 20 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. The new NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for preschools, child care centers and other early childhood programs, said Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., executive director of NAEYC. ABC Magic Moments NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that they are a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early childhood education, and to help give all children a better start.

 

The NAEYC Accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. As of September 2006, the Associations revised program standards and criteria have introduced a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and children in child care programs. The new standards reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development. NAEYC is committed to utilizing the newest studies and analysis on positive child outcomes to ensure young children continue receiving the highest-quality care and education possible.

 

The NAEYC Accreditation system was created in 1985 to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, a program must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period.

For more information contact: Maroof Mendez @ ABC Magic Moments Preschool

510-656-3722 or e-mail abcmagicmoments@comcast.net