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Trusted Friends Daycare

An Accredited Center

At Trusted Friends we believe that every child is capable of excellence. That is why we are committed to pursuing and maintaining our status as an accredited daycare center. By seeking national accreditation, you know that Trusted Friends is striving to give your family the very best daycare experience.

What is Accreditation?

Every daycare center must meet the state's minimum license requirements. We go beyond that. When a daycare center is awarded national accreditation they are meeting a higher standard that demonstrates its expertise in:

Our commitment to accreditation gives you assurance we provide a positive educational experience for your child.

How does Accreditation Work?

Every other year we go through an intense review by recognized and esteemed national accreditation agencies. Their positive reports (available for inspection) confirm that we are providing a clean, safe, and positive environment for our children. Accreditation verifies that our teachers are qualified and fully engaged in giving our children a first-class educational experience.

Once we've completed the entire accreditation self-study process, trained professionals from our accrediting agencies conduct on-site visits to validate our compliance with national early childhood education standards. But accreditation doesn't just take place every two years. It's an ongoing process of self-evaluation, discussion, and parental reviews.

We encourage parents to help us improve our center and become better stewards for their children. You can part of the accreditation process as we work together to make Trusted Friends a great neighborhood center.

Who Provides Accreditation?

There are several national organizations that provide accreditation services. Who a center chooses for oversight is important. Trusted Friends pursues national accreditation from three of the most respected national early childhood accreditation agencies:

Feel free to contact us to discuss accreditation and learn more about our standards for care and education.

Our Community

Trusted Friends is committed to improving the lives of children in our community. Our expertise in caring for the children at our daycare center gives us a unique understanding of child development, education issues, and parenting. Trusted Friends has partnered with several community organizations that advocate for poor and needy children and families.

We don't think of it as charity. It's part of our calling.

Improving Literacy

Part of Trusted Friend's mission is to promote literacy, which is key to education and a fulfilling life. We support reading programs and national literacy efforts initiated at both the local and national level. These efforts include providing early access to books and other reading material. We are also in the Raised by Reading program, helping parents share the reading experience with their children.

Promoting Partnerships

We are proud of our support for the Big Siblings organization. Several of our educators are Big Sibling mentors and we provide meeting space and monthly activities for this fine group. We are also deeply involved with the Young Care Nursery organziation, working to prevent child abuse and neglect. We partner with other caregivers committed to strengthening families in the community. For example we are a charter member of Sunflower Friends, which creates learning and enrichment opportunities for underprivileged children, helping them to realize their potential and recognize their inherent dignity.

Please contact us if you believe that Trusted Friends can be a partner with your group in improving the lives of children and families in our community.