Carole Robertson Center’s Little Village Site Earns NAEYC Reaccreditation 

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is pleased to announce that its flagship site at 2929 W. 19th St. in Little Village, one of the Center’s three flagship sites, has earned reaccreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The recognition/decision followed a rigorous, year-long process that involved a self-study to better understand quality standards and identify strengths and areas for improvement; a self-assessment to prepare evidence for a site visit and demonstrate eligibility requirements; and the site visit itself.

 

To achieve NAEYC Accreditation, Early Childhood Education programs must meet or exceed standards in the following 10 areas: relationships with children, curriculum, teaching approaches, child assessment, nutrition and health, staff qualifications, relationship with children’s families, relationship with the community, physical environment, and program leadership and management.

 

The Little Village site was initially accredited in 2002, four years after opening. The site’s recent reaccreditation shows, according to NAEYC’s website, “both a commitment to quality and continuous quality improvement. Accredited programs continuously ensure that their environment, policies, and practices are aligned with the standards.” This achievement reaffirms our commitment to providing high-quality, research-based programs that prepare Chicago’s earliest learners for future success. We celebrate this accomplishment with deep gratitude for all the staff who made it possible!

 

NAEYC’s accreditation process is on a 5-year cycle.

 

About the Carole Robertson Center:

The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is a nonprofit organization serving approximately 2,000 children, youth, and their families across Chicago, with a significant presence in the North Lawndale, Little Village, and Albany Park communities. The Center is one of the largest early childhood organizations in the City of Chicago, serving linguistically and culturally diverse populations across 27 communities, and with recent growth made possible by federal funding, the Center has become the city’s largest birth-to-three program provider. Our programs reach children at every stage of development, from before birth to age 17.

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