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Qualifications

Qualifications

Licensing

All programs are fully licensed by the State of New Hampshire.

National Accreditation

Our full-day Early Childhood Education program first achieved accreditation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals, in 2008. NAEYC qualifications demonstrate a commitment to the highest professional standards in child care and are extremely difficult to attain. Just a few programs have achieved NAEYC accreditation throughout New Hampshire, with ten located in Rockingham County. Only 10% of licensed child care centers are accredited nationwide.

NAEYC has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985, and revised criteria in 2006 to reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development.

In September 2013 our accreditation was renewed for another five years. During this process, the program received commendations and scores of 100% or 100+% in eight out of the ten NAEYC Program Standards, with the average score of 97% for individual classrooms.

Licensed Plus

Licensed Plus is a rating system established by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to recognize NH child care programs that strive to improve the quality of care for young children and improve their practices and staff qualifications. It also allows families to identify programs with higher quality.