Huron Family Learning Center and Preschool, which is part of the West Hills Community College District’s network of child development centers, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.
NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality early learning environments.
“NAEYC has very high standards,” said Conne Cleveland, Child Development Center Director. “It is an intense process and we are proud to accomplished this.”
To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the Huron Family Learning Center and Preschool went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria.
“It’s a big accomplishment and I am very proud of our site staff’s dedication and hard work during the process.,” said Anabel Iniguez, Program Site Supervisor for the Huron center.
In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.
For more information on NAEYC, visit https://www.naeyc.org/accreditation