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National Accreditation Commission

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What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation means that the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs has certified that Atkins Tender Loving Care, as a result of voluntary efforts on its part, meets a higher, national standard for quality care and education. Few program achieve this distinction.

NAC (www.earlylearningleaders.org) is a national early childhood accrediting organization, whose mission is to encourage quality and recognize excellence. To achieve accreditation, Atkins Tender Loving Care completed a rigorous process of self-study (including parent and staff surveys), a validation visit by early childhood education/child are professionals. Commission early childhood experts then closely reviewed all documentation and commission rules are applied to determine the award of accreditation.

Standards of quality includes administration, staff development and the working environment, the developmental program, outdoor and indoor environments, health and safety, and parent community relations.

What does this mean for you and your child?

  • The result of accreditation is improved quality, both in the developmental program for young children and in the health and safety of the environment.
  • Accreditation promotes the best practices in early childhood education.
  • Accreditation promotes the best practices in health and safety.
  • Accreditation standards far exceed the standards of the Health Department.

As a NAC accredited program, Atkins Tender Loving Care joins a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide, distinguished by our quality, our commitment to young children, and our dedication to excellence.

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