NAEYC logoNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

LVMS earned NAEYC accreditation in 2012. NAEYC accreditation is an extensive review of a program. To earn accreditation, the program must complete:

  • a self-evaluation,
  • a parental evaluation of the program,
  • classroom portfolios representing the classroom environment.  

Upon completion a NAEYC assessor visits and completes an intensive review of the program’s curriculum, environment, staff training and qualifications, classroom portfolios, and observes the classroom is session. This is followed by annual reviews and reporting.

Parent Aware

LVMS earned a Parent Aware 4-star rating in 2013. Parent Aware is a rating tool (1 – 4 stars) designed to help parents find quality programs for their young children. Programs must meet additional requirements above accreditation that has an emphasis on staff education and training and assessment tools used to assess children’s progress.

Bringing in elders from a nearby care facility to work with the children for a day, and engaging with educational resources from the city and county (such as the "Bug Guy") are just two examples of the way LVMS demonstrates a drive to create a network of community awareness and involvement.

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