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Letter: KinderCare Learning Center given prestigious accreditation

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 9:04 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

KinderCare Learning Center, a preschool and child care center in Carol Stream, has recently been awarded the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. This nationally recognized accreditation follows a rigorous process of self-study, surveys of parents and staff, verification by early childhood education/child care professionals and a final review by the NECPA Board of Commissioners.

The accreditation is valid for three years, after which the program must complete the process again in order to maintain its accredited status. During the accreditation process all areas of the school’s program are scrutinized including administration, staff development and the working environment, the developmental program, outdoor and indoor environments, health and safety, and parent and community relations.

NECPA Accreditation is reserved for exceptional early childhood programs that substantially exceed minimum state licensing requirements. Parents seeking care and education for their young children can use national accreditation as a means of locating the highest quality programs.

In awarding NECPA accreditation to KinderCare Learning Center, the NECPA Commission states, “The NECPA accreditation program has been carefully crafted to create broad public understanding of the benefits of high-quality early childhood care and education. Coupled with this increased understanding is a raised awareness of the professional expertise required to deliver that high-quality care and an appreciation of the advantages that children receive from accredited centers and schools.”

As an NECPA accredited program, KinderCare Learning Center has maintained its place among a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide distinguished by their quality, their commitment to young children, and their dedication to excellence. KinderCare Learning Center is located at 1360 West Army Trail Road, Carol Stream.

Maia King, Carol Stream

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