Rigorous quality assessment puts OHU early learning centers in nation’s top 10 percent.
One Hope United now has 10 early education centers that have received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.
Waukegan Early Learning Center joins nine other One Hope United child care and early education centers that have already earned this prestigious mark of quality, including Aurora Early Learning Center, Elgin Child & Family Resource Center, and Sprouted Child Care & Early Education (Wilmette) . All of One Hope United’s eligible centers are now accredited or undergoing accreditation by NAEYC.
In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized and coveted sign of high-quality early childhood education. Less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.
NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards across four categories—children, teaching staff, partnerships with families and communities, and administration—to recognize and drive holistic quality in early learning programs.
With guidelines for everything from teacher preparation to safety standards, NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children’s success. As a reputable indicator of quality, NAEYC Accreditation correlates with children’s greater readiness and success in school and beyond, increased educational attainment rates, and overall healthier lifestyles.
Find a NAEYC Accredited One Hope United center in your area:
City of Chicago
- Bridgeport Child Development Center I
- Bridgeport Child Development Center II
- Edgewater Early Learning Center
- Busy Bee Children’s Center (Waukegan)
- Des Plaines Child Development Center
- O’Hare Child Development Center (Des Plaines)
- Sprouted Child Care & Early Education (Wilmette)
- Waukegan Early Learning Center
*Opened in July 2016, Joliet Early Learning Center is still in the accreditation process.