NAEYC Accreditation and MN Four Star Parent Aware Rating

We provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound and as such, our program is proud to have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.  Following accreditation, we are now subject to random, unannounced visits by assessors to ensure that the program continues to meet the ten standards for high-quality early childhood education.  The ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards are:

  •          Relationships
  •          Curriculum
  •          Teaching
  •          Assessment of Child Progress
  •          Health and Safety
  •          Teachers
  •          Families
  •          Community Relationships
  •          Physical Environment
  •          Leadership and Management

For a further discussion of the standards, or to view our completed portfolios, please contact the Preschool Office.  In the process of attaining NAEYC accreditation, Steppingstones has also achieved a MN Four Star Parent Aware Rating.  Both achievements are high praise for our Steppingstones Preschool Program!

Contact: Michelle Dellwo