Faithful Beginnings at Shakopee Area Catholic School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation is awarded for five years. During that period, we submit annual reports documenting that we maintain compliance with the ten NAEYC program standards. The standards are:
Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth.
Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development; cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social.
Use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching approaches.
Provide on going assessments of a child’s learning and development and communicate the child’s progress to the family.
Promote the nutrition and health of children and protect children and staff from illness and injury.
Employ and support 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.
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with each child’s family.
Establish relationships with and use the resources of the community to support achievement of program goals.
Provide a safe and healthy physical environment.
Implement strong personnel, fiscal, and program management policies so that all children, families, and staff, have high-quality experiences.