The Early Childhood Program* enriches the social and intellectual development of its students by providing comprehensive programs and appropriate staffing, resources and facilities.
*For NEASC accreditation, Early Childhood is defined as three-year and four-year old children. NEASC does not accredit Early Childhood Programs that serve children under the age of three. However, if schools enroll children younger than three years old, they must provide documentation attesting that those programs meet health and safety regulations/guidelines as required in your state.
7.a. Materials, routines, and procedures are so organized as to protect the health and safety of young children.
7.b. The school communicates and collaborates with parents of children in a manner addressing the needs of this community.
7.c. Staff who work directly with children in the Early Childhood Program are trained in the field of early childhood education/child development. Their numbers are sufficient in relation to numbers and ages of children in each early childhood grouping to perform tasks effectively and safely.
7.d. The school has curricular and extra-curricular programs in place which specifically and effectively address intellectual and developmental needs of children in the Early Childhood Program and are consistent with the school’s stated mission.
7.e. Facilities provided for the Early Childhood Program, including instructional, activity and play spaces, and supporting resources such as lavatories and dining areas, are adequate in construction, space provided per child, and maintenance to meet the needs of the children in the program.
7.f. Those sections of the Early Childhood Program that serve children under the age of three meet health and safety regulations/guidelines as required in your state.