EduCare is nationally accredited/reaccredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, administered by of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
During the 2000-2001 school years, the staff at EduCare participated in a comprehensive self study which included classroom observation reports and parent feedback. We examined our curriculum, physical environment, interactions between teachers and children, between staff and parents, and our personnel policies, and then determined our strengths and weaknesses. We made several changes and in July of 2001, two validators selected by the National Academy observed our teachers and examined our records, feedback forms, and administrative reports.
Three commissioners in Washington, D.C. then examined the reports and in September of 2001 we were informed that we had achieved accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, administered by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Academy is the only national, professionally sponsored, voluntary accreditation system for preschools and childcare centers.
National accreditation means that EduCare is recognized as a center that provides a high quality program for young children and their families. In 2012, the EduCare Center went through the new accreditation process under new rigorous standards. In September 2012, we were informed that we have received accreditation once again by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, administered by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
EduCare will go through the reaccreditation process in 2017. Feedback from families is an important part of the process. We encourage all EduCare families to become actively involved in helping us make EduCare the best program it can be by giving us suggestions and feedback throughout the coming year.
The center is a nonprofit facility, licensed by the state of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, established to provide quality child care for the children of Butler students, faculty, and staff as well as children of the community. Funded by children’s tuitions, donations, grants, and college funds, it is also a teaching lab for the Early Childhood Education Program. It serves children 2 weeks through 12 years of age and is licensed for 121 children. The primary goal is to enhance children’s lives through quality education.
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5:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.