The Early Learning Center of the East Valley JCC recently achieved National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).
The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation was established in 1991 to encourage quality and recognize excellence in early childhood programs throughout the United States and other countries.
The NECPA Standards were derived from the National Health and Safety Performance Standards, which were developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association, according to its website. “The NECPA Standards measure quality in the areas of adult/child interaction, health and safety of the physical environment, staff framing, and the relationship between administration, parents, and the community.”
“Achieving The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation is the recognition of our high standards at the Early Learning Center,” said Pam Morris, ELC director. “Our teacher’s commitment to providing a warm, nurturing environment that focuses on the individual needs of our children is just one area where we excel.”
“Our teacher’s commitment to providing a warm, nurturing environment that focuses on the individual needs of our children is just one area where we excel.”
-Pam Morris, ELC director
The EVJCC’s ELC, founded in 1971, has a family-like environment that embraces diversity. The year-round program starts at 6 weeks and continues through pre-K. There is a small student-to-teacher ratio and the J Flex Time program allows parents of children ages 6-weeks to 24 months to design their own schedule.
The Chandler facility, which is a Quality First 4 Star Center, is also accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, which acknowledges that the EVJCC has implemented the most stringent protocols for clearing, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.
To learn more about the ELC or to schedule a tour, visit evjcc.org/elc.