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February 20, 2017 – King’s College Early Learning Center (KCELC), under the direction of Bright Horizon Family Solutions, a leading provider of early childhood education, was recently re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. Fewer than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens in this country are accredited by NAEYC.

In the report granting re-accreditation, KCELC was commended for its programs that use developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches than enhance each child’s learning and development in the context of the Center’s curriculum goals. Also, the Center was commended for having no safety violations and having their program portfolios meet 100% of NAEYC criteria.

“We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards. I am also proud of our entire staff who worked so hard to achieve this recognition for the Center,” said Susan McGrath, director of the Center, which is located in O’Hara Hall on campus.

To earn NAEYC Re-accreditation, KCELC went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process which was followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the programs met each of the 10 program standards and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. 

“Earning NAEYC Accreditation makes King’s College Early Learning Center and exemplar of good practice for families and the entire community” said Kristen Johnson, senior director of Early Learning Program Accreditation at NAEYC.

For more information about the King’s College Early Learning Center, visit  www.brighthorizons.com/kingscollege.

King’s College Early Learning Center, under the direction of Bright Horizon Family Solutions, recently has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. King’s College Early Learning Center (KCELC) staff, seated from left are: Sarah Konopka; Ashley Morrow, assistant director, KCELC; Susan McGrath, director, KCELC; and Tina Davis. Standing: Amber Konopka; Samantha White; Ashley Kishabugh; Janice Piasta; Coleen Wilde; Erin Goerner and Dr. Denise Reboli, Chair, King’s College Education Department, and Chair, KCELC Board of Directors.