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Accreditation
Accreditation

The Good Shepherd's Preschool is an accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). (www.naeyc.org)
 
Since 1985, NAEYC has offered a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and to help families identify high-quality programs. Today, NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.  Over 7,000 child care programs, preschools, early learning centers, and other center- or school-based early childhood education programs are currently NAEYC-Accredited. These programs provide high quality care and education to nearly one million young children in the United States, its territories, and programs affiliated with the United States Department of Defense.


The Good Shepherd participates in the state's quality child care system and has received the highest 2 star rating.  (www.montanachildcare.com)
 
The highest rating of child care is given to a provider that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), or the National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA). The majority of the staff are Level 3 or higher on the Montana Early Care and Education Career Development Registry and turnover is monitored. Both Registered and Licensed facilities can aspire to accreditation.