Accreditation and Curriculum


NAEYC Accreditation

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization of early childhood professionals. For more than 20 years, families have relied on NAEYC Accreditation to ensure the quality of education and care provided by programs for young children. NAEYC has defined 10 standards for early childhood programs that help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center. These standards, (and more than 400 related criteria), are based on research on the development and education of young children and were created with input from thousands of experts and educators from around the country. We highly value NAEYC accreditation. To see which of our schools are accredited, please visit NAEYC Accredited Program Search.
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Award-Winning Curriculum

Our experienced Curriculum Director, Chelsea Johnston-Bernstein, oversees the planning and implementation of our curriculum, assuring that we maintain the high standards to which we strive. Each month our teachers receive curriculum binders containing nearly 1000 pages of theme-related activities, projects and discussions. This curriculum received the Early Childhood News Award and Director’s Choice Recognition. It corresponds to the developmental appropriateness of each age group and, in addition, its ideas cover each of the interest areas including science, mathematics, creative art, language and literacy.
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Sign Language

American Sign Language is FUN, and children feel they are being included in their own learning process. View our demonstrational sign language videos to see the 20 core signs and our monthly themes that EPC teachers will be using with your child on a daily basis. You can reinforce these signs by using them at home. Once your child has turned one year old, additional signs will be introduced weekly, which coincide with the curriculum.
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Arts & Enrichment

We used to bring in outside providers to give lessons in music and fitness to those children whose families enrolled them. But several years ago, we said, “Enough is enough! These programs should be for everyone, not just for those who can afford it!” So we started our Arts and Enrichment Program, where every child is given the chance to take part! Our Arts and Enrichment programs include Music, Yoga, and Fitness and there is no fee for participation because we believe these programs are integral to a high-quality early childhood curriculum. Each center has a trained Arts & Enrichment teacher that provides weekly instruction to each age group. The programs are overseen by our Director of Arts and Enrichment, Jessica Skovron-Rasheed.
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Extra-Curricular Activities

Throughout each week, children have the opportunity to participate in many different activities which are offered by outside providers. Although the availability of these programs varies by center, some of the offerings include karate, piano, computer, swimming, and dance lessons. Since these programs are offered through outside providers, some fees may apply.


Outdoor Classrooms

The importance of outdoor play for young children cannot be overstated. That’s why we bring learning to the great outdoors! Our playgrounds are equipped with materials and equipment that allow our teachers to bring the fun outside. Our outdoor learning centers include items such as weather stations, giant outdoor musical instruments, easels, huge outdoor construction sets, cascading water tables, and so much more! Some centers even have a “mud-kitchen”, complete with running water!

Testimonials

Kristen Weiman

The amenities offered working families are priceless. We see excellence in all of their programs.


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Morgan Kelleher

The reporting app is great. We love seeing all the photos of her doing activities throughout the day.


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Brynn Nelson

With EPC, I never have to worry. My kids are safe, happy, learning, growing, playing, napping, and fed.


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Elizabeth Maurer

We are grateful to have found the caring, supportive, and joyful environment at EPC.


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