Congratulations! You are considering, or better yet, have chosen an early childhood program for your child that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Children. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. NAEYC is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.
Early childhood programs accredited by NAEYC's National Academy of Early Childhood Programs have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria.
A high-quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.
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St. Laurence Weekday Children's Program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC).