Early Childhood Education Program Earns Accreditation Considered to be ‘Gold Standard’

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College’s associate of applied science in early childhood education program has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Felice Moorman, assistant professor and ECE program coordinator at MCCC, has announced.

Accreditation by NAYEC is considered the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country. 

NAYEC is the foremost professional association for the early childhood field, and, according to its website, “families of young children who attend NAEYC-accredited programs can be confident that they deliver the highest quality early care and education.”

The professional membership organization works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy and research and advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate and work on behalf of young children.

A peer review team from NAYEC visited Monroe County Community College in the fall to perform an accreditation site evaluation.  The accreditation decision by NAEYC’s Commission on Accreditation was based on the program’s Self-study Report, Peer Review Team Report and Written Response. 

The NAYEC’s Commission on Accreditation evaluates the patterns of evidence indicating ability to support positive student outcomes in relation to its accreditation standards and offers feedback on program strengths and areas for consideration.  Special attention is given to the use of student assessments and performance data to increase program effectiveness, capacity and innovation.

 “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,” Moorman said.

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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