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September 19, 2017

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 
 

 

ACCREDITATION VISIT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION PROGRAM SET FOR OCT. 1-4

MONROE, Mich. – A peer review team from the National Association for the Education of Young Children will visit Monroe County Community College from Oct. 1-4 to perform an accreditation site evaluation.

MCCC is seeking accreditation for the program from NAEYC by demonstrating evidence that the college meets the organization’s Professional Preparation Standards.  A self-study report developed by the college was accepted by NAEYC, so the ECE program is now in the candidacy phase of the accreditation process. 

“NAEYC sets the standards of excellence for teacher preparation programs, and Monroe County Community College’s ECE program is committed to creating well-prepared graduates that can effectively meet the needs of diverse children and families,” said Felice Moorman, assistant professor of early childhood education.

Accreditation provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs.  There are currently programs at 195 institutions in 39 states accredited by the commission. 

After the site visit, the peer review team will make a recommendation to NAEYC regarding the ECE program’s candidacy for accreditation.  A final decision from NAEYC is expected this winter.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.
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