Wee Wisdom is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (NAEYC). For more than 25 years, families have relied on NAEYC Accreditation to ensure the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program accreditation voluntarily undergo a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement. Each NAEYC-Accredited Program must meet all 10 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. NAEYC is the mark of quality for accredited programs.
- Wee Wisdom promotes positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth
- Wee Wisdom implements a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: Cognitive, Emotional, Language, Physical, and Social.
- Wee Wisdom uses developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches.
- Wee Wisdom provides ongoing assessments of a child’s learning and development and communicates the child’s progress to the family.
- Wee Wisdom promotes the nutrition and health of children and protect children and staff from illness and injury.
- Wee Wisdom employs and supports a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse interests and needs.
- Wee Wisdom establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with each child’s family.
- Wee Wisdom establishes relationships with and uses the resources of the community to support achievement of program goals.
- Wee Wisdom provides a safe and healthy physical environment.
- Wee Wisdom implements strong personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families, and staff have high-quality experiences.
In addition to achieving the highest national rating available through NAEYC, Wee Wisdom has also achieved the highest rating granted in the state of Indiana by voluntarily participating in “Paths to Quality” and receiving a Level 4. Paths to Quality is a free and voluntary quality rating system for child care that was originally developed and implemented by Early Childhood Alliance in 6 counties in northeast Indiana and now serves as the pilot for the statewide implementation of a child care quality rating system. Paths to Quality provides information to parents on how to find and choose quality child care in licensed centers, family childcare homes, or unlicensed registered ministries. Paths to Quality is a system where each level builds on the foundation of the previous one, resulting in significant quality improvements at each state and resulting in national accreditation at the highest level…Level 4.