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Children of America, Educational Childcare Achieves National Accreditation

Kristen DeAngeles, Director of Education, “Becoming accredited means we are committed to continuous quality improvement, and we are proud to be part of this elite group of providers.”

Children of America® (COA), the national leader in educational child care, today announced that 17 schools (30%) in the COA portfolio have achieved Council on Accreditation accreditation.

According to Kristen DeAngeles, Director of Education at AOC, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to navigate the accreditation process. She says her team understood the importance of accreditation, what it means in terms of quality educational child care, and worked hard to make it happen. Their efforts are worthwhile to ensure that the children in COA’s care have the best possible start. “Despite the challenges we have faced over the past few years, our commitment to quality educational child care for our families and in the area of ​​early childhood education remains our primary focus,” said Ms. DeAngeles. . “We are proud of this accreditation group and will continue the COA standard of high quality programming where children, families and staff work together to create a community of learners.”

Accredited programs have met the standards of the Accreditation Council for High Quality Care in Early Childhood Education. These programs have been shown to provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have well-trained teachers, have access to excellent teaching materials, and operate with a sufficiently challenging curriculum. and suitable for development. Almost as important, the Accreditation Council also evaluates the COA’s business practices against industry standards and their commitment to consistency.

Nationally accredited programs ensure that parents find the best possible early childhood experience for their children. Additionally, accredited programs are often eligible for higher reimbursement rates for grants. This allows us to provide more affordable child care options to working families.

Accredited programs must:

Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth

Implement a program that promotes all areas of child development – ​​cognitive, emotional, linguistic, physical and social

Use developmentally appropriate and effective teaching approaches, culturally and linguistically

· Provide ongoing assessments of each child’s learning and development and communicate the child’s progress to the family

Promote child nutrition and health and protect children and staff from illness and injury

Employ and support teaching staff who have the educational qualifications, knowledge and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support the diverse interests and needs of families

Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child’s family

Build relationships with and use community resources to support the achievement of program goals

Provide a safe and healthy physical environment

Implement strong personnel, financial and program management policies to ensure that all children, families and staff have high quality experiences

Deliver programming that meets brand promises operationally and pedagogically

For nearly 25 years, COA has stood for the highest standards in early childhood education. Ms. DeAngeles continues, “Becoming accredited means that we are committed to continuous quality improvement, and we are proud to be part of this elite group of suppliers. We congratulate each of our schools on their success and are confident that we will be successful in having all COA schools accredited by the end of 2023.”

For more information on COA centers and programs, please visit childrenofamerica.com.

About the Children of America

Children of America operates facilities in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The company’s expansion plans include multiple locations in the AZ, GA, SC, TN and TX regions over the next two years. COA offers the highest level of childcare for children aged six weeks to twelve years. Major programs include infant care, toddler care, nationally recognized preschool and preschool programs, before and after school care, and summer camps. An industry pioneer, Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Child Care Corp. Visit childrenofamerica.com for more information or interact with COA on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

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