Apple Tree Children’s Center – Iowa City is NAEYC Accredited

Apple Tree Children’s Center – Iowa City is NAEYC Accredited


Accreditation is a mark of excellence that is awarded by an independent, third-party organization (NAEYC) when a center proves that it continuously maintains high standards of quality in early childhood education and care. For families, that mark of excellence has real meaning. To earn accreditation, a center goes through a rigorous evaluation process to ensure it meets standards of excellence that go above and beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements.

Accreditation means that a center is meeting high national standards in teaching strategies, curriculum, assessment of children’s learning, health and safety, developing relationships with families, community involvement, administration, and teacher qualifications. To maintain our accredited status, we must continually demonstrate these standards in early childhood education and care.

Accreditation fosters a culture of reflection and continuous improvement, less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

We are very proud of our program and most of all of our teachers!

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