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Kiddie Academy of Abingdon Earns National Accreditation

October 16, 2017

Local early learning program receives a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation

Kiddie Academy of Abingdon recently received national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The recognition comes from the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The accreditation is for five years.

“Since opening we have aspired to achieve the highest educational standards,” Richard Peterson, vice president of education at Kiddie Academy, said. “Achieving NAEYC accreditation is a proud moment for us, as we can now highlight the fact that we’re operating against the organization’s high standards in early childhood education to offer parents unparalleled education and care.”

To earn the accreditation, Kiddie Academy of Abingdon completed an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against more than 400 related accreditation criteria and the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program standards. The standards were created with input from experts and educators from around the country, and developed to raise the quality of education for children from birth through age eight, while defining what NAEYC believes all early childhood programs should provide.

“High-quality early childhood education is directly linked to better cognitive function and language development,” Peterson said. “This accreditation process is a powerful tool to set benchmarks for educational excellence and improving program quality.”

For more information about the Kiddie Academy of Abingdon or its national accreditation, please contact Debbie Romish, Director at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon, at (410) 569-1787 or email abingdon@kiddieacademy.net.