In order to receive this honor
- Each three to five years, the Centers undergo a voluntary and stringent self-review and submit to an external professional review to verify compliance with the comprehensive criteria.
- Parents, teachers and administrative staff are all involved in the self-study process.
- The criteria cover everything from positive, warm teacher-child interaction to effective and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.
- More information on the Accreditation standards and criteria can be found here: NAEYC
NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving the principle ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education. The ECCES staff are committed to honoring the ideals and principles of the code as well as upholding the code's core values.
- Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle
- Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn
- Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family
- Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community, and society
- Respect diversity in children, families and colleagues
- Recognize that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect
- Available online: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
Above all else we strive to develop a caring community and maintain a harmonious environment for children, staff, families, and University partners.