Middletown, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
“We’re proud of the Penn State Harrisburg Child Learning Center to have earned this mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for Hildebrandt’s commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said William Grant, CEO of Hildebrandt Learning Centers, LLC. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.”
The campus child care center has been operated by Hildebrandt Learning Centers since 2009. Hildebrandt Learning Centers is a leader in developing and managing early learning centers in Pennsylvania, and the middle-Atlantic region of the United States for over 20 years. Presently, Hildebrandt operates 43 early learning programs and 2 adult day services centers.
To earn NAEYC accreditation, the Penn State Harrisburg Child Learning Center completed an extensive self-study process measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria. The program received NAEYC accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards.
NAEYC is a professional organization that promotes quality education for young children. The NAEYC accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. The accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. This accreditation program requires an early childhood center to participate in a rigorous process to incorporate established best practices of child care and education to meet national standards of quality.
NAEYC accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits throughout the duration of their accreditation, which lasts for five years.
The center at Penn State Harrisburg offers a safe and healthy academic learning environment that focuses on social skills, arts, literacy awareness, music and games, structured play and group activities. In addition to being a NAEYC Accredited program, the center has also held a Pennsylvania Keystone Stars STAR 4 rating, the State’s highest, since 2011.
The program currently serves 51 children ranging in ages from 6 weeks through age 5, and currently has openings available for new children. For more information, visit the Penn State Harrisburg Child Learning Center webpage at http://harrisburg.psu.edu/places/childcare-center or contact center director Heather Powell at hpowell(at)hildebrandtlc(dot)com or 717 948-6128.
To learn more about Hildebrandt Learning Centers, please visit http://www.hildebrandtlc.com, email info(at)hildebrandtlc(dot)com, or call them at 1.800.874.3461. For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit http://www.naeyc.org/academy.