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What to look for in a program

Look for an infant child care, day care or home based program where the caregivers will ensure your baby's safety and foster her physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

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Good toddler caregivers are warm and nurturing, knowledgeable about child development, and understanding of the fact that each child will learn and grow at her own pace.

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Quality preschool programs base the curriculum and teaching strategies on the way children develop and learn. Such programs are “developmentally appropriate.” Teachers consider each child's strengths, interests, needs, and cultural background.

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When you visit a program at holiday time, what do you want to see?  How can you tell if a program celebrates holidays in a way that is appropriate for the specific children and families attending?

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NAEYC offers these tips to assist parents in selecting a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for their infants. 

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NAEYC offers these tips to assist parents in selecting a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for their preschoolers

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NAEYC offers these tips to assist parents in selecting a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for their toddlers. 

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The value of an NAEYC-Accredited program

When you choose an NAEYC-Accredited program, you are joining a program that has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in early childhood education. You have high expectations... and so do we.