Accreditation at Kiddie Academy

What is Child Care Accreditation?

When parents are looking at child care options for their children, one of the major factors that often influences their decision is accreditation. Accreditation is a measure of quality assurance. It’s validation by a third party that a child care provider’s practices and facilities meet established standards.

Is Kiddie Academy Accredited?

Kiddie Academy encourages and supports each independently owned and operated franchise location to secure accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the gold standard for excellence in the field of early childhood education. We also recommend that Academies seek the highest level of achievement at the state level. We provide support and expertise to all Academies that want to pursue the esteemed honor of accreditation and take their business to the next level.

Kiddie Academy corporate is accredited by Cognia. Because of that, many of the standards Academies are required to meet for NAEYC or QRIS accreditation have already been met or exceeded.

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How we support our Franchisees

Kiddie Academy corporate is accredited by Cognia. Because of that, many of the standards Academies are required to meet for NAEYC or QRIS accreditation have already been met or exceeded.

Members of the Kiddie Academy Education Department are available to support our Franchisees as they work toward accreditation. Through an initial discussion, we work together to determine the level of support needed.

Among the ways our team can help are:

• On-site visits to consult with the Franchisee and management staff
• Training – professional development for owners and management
• Webinars to help with training or the accreditation process
• Gathering materials and helping complete the paperwork involved in the process
• Regular calls to gauge progress and needs

When an Academy receives accreditation, here are just a few things it signals to parents :

• High-quality curriculum and practices
• Qualified and prepared teachers and staff
• A safe, caring environment
• Excellent communications with families
• An ongoing process of self-review and improvement
• Continued commitment to keep the community engaged

Cognia

Cognia is creating a global accreditation system throughout the United States, the Navajo Nation, Department of Defense Schools, and in 65 countries around the world. Cognia is delivering unified quality standards for education through its accreditation divisions – North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Through accreditation, schools and districts receive an external mark of quality; become part of an international network of 27,000 schools and districts; and gain access to a wide range of resources, professional development, and tools to assist them with continuous improvement.

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NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children, founded in 1926, has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The National Association for the Education of Young Children is one of the nation’s premier organizations for early childhood professionals–setting research-based standards and providing resources to improve early childhood program quality, enhance the professional development and working conditions of program staff, and to help families learn about and understand the need for high quality early childhood education.

Though position statements, work with other organizations, and its national voluntary accreditation system, NAEYC is a leader in promoting excellence in early childhood education for all your children from birth through age 8.

NECPA

The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation has been supporting educational programs strive for excellence since the early 1990’s. This non-profit organization was created to promote the availability of high-quality early education programs for children and families. As an independent and nationally recognized program, the NECPA is maintaining its pursuit for excellence by delivering its reliable, researched accreditation philosophy to early childhood programs across the country. Providers are encouraged to call or visit the NECP online for more information on how to become accredited.”

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