"In our school's desire to reach out to children and the community, we determined that the use of an established measurement system would assure that our families received the best in early childhood education. We studied several Accreditation organizations and other proposed measuring systems. We selected NECPA because we determine it was thorough, the most objective, and allowed for the individual uniqueness of a program within quality standards. The initial documentation required for Accreditation was time consuming at first time but it has become a useful measurement system for our school. The verification process was thorough and encompassed every element of early childhood education. Verification day was refreshing. The verifier was professional, enthusiastic, and child centered. She left us with a sense of partnership between NECPA and the Red Apple to provide the very best for young children. We strongly recommend NECPA to any program that strives to achieve excellence."
-Nancy B., Red Apple Schools, Inc.
“Interfaith Child Development Center strives to partner with our parents to provide the very best early childhood educational experience for our children. NECPA’s Accreditation process allowed our school the opportunity to assess our positive environments and increase the spirit of community and family. The Accreditation process enhanced our existing curriculum and helped our school grow. We’re also extremely pleased that Accreditation brought us to a higher level of health and safety awareness. I strongly recommend NECPA affiliation as a vital instrument to reach your school’s goals of providing childcare and education in your community.”
-Bobbi H., Interfaith Child Development Center
“Overall my experience with NECPA Accreditation was great! When I first got the book and started going through it I got very overwhelmed but then I decided that I would concentrate on one section at a time and work that way. It really helped. Here's how I started: I copied the classroom assessment and gave them to my classrooms at a staff meeting. I told them to go back and asses themselves. I told them to be honest with the assessment because I would be doing the same assessment. Using the assessment I observed in the classroom making lots of notes. Then I met with each classroom and reviewed their notes and mine and we came up with a set of goals for the month on things that needed attention. I did this throughout the process each month. For the other things that needed to be done, I concentrated on a section every week. With this plan we finished the process in six months”
-Stephanie W., Childtime Learning Center