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Children’s center at LCCC seeks to upgrade accreditation

Friday, December 04, 2009
The Children's Discovery Center is pursuing a new, more comprehensive accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Laramie County Community College’s Children’s Discovery Center (CDC) is in the process of seeking re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which should be completed sometime in August 2010. During this transition period, the center's operation will continue to operate at the highest levels regarding the standards and expectations for early child education and development.

The center has taken advantage of its recent management change to institute changes that will enhance the facility's ability to provide quality early education and child development. Ultimately the outcome of these changes will be to develop and maintain a center of excellence for early education with emphasis on the following goals:
Seek Re-Accreditation: The center is seeking re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) via a four-step process. Completion of NAEYC accreditation means that the program will meet 10 standards of excellence in early education, require that teachers and all staff members be properly educated and well-trained, and implement a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.

Staff Development: Revise the current organizational chart, update position descriptions, develop performance and educational plans for each staff member with emphasis on professional and behavioral excellence, and ensure the staff plan meets NAEYC and Department of Family Service requirements.

Enhance Facilities: Review and institute facility changes that will enhance the teaching and learning environment; improve the safety and security for children, parents and staff; and improve operational effectiveness and efficiencies that emphasize a healthy environment.

Please contact Carrie Westling at 307.778.1303 or e-cwestlin@lccc.wy.edu for more information.