Goedert Accreditation

Rose K. Goedert Center earns national accreditation

Dominican University's Rose K. Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. Only 8 percent of all preschools and early childhood programs in the country are accredited by the NAEYC. Under the direction of Dominican's School of Education, the center provides quality early childhood education to children two to six years of age. The center is staffed by certified early childhood educators and is located in a new facility at Dominican's Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division Street.

Naeyc Logo"We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards," said Amanda Cardin, director of the center. "NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible."

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the Rose K. Goedert Center went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against NAEYC early childhood program standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria. The program received NAEYC accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards. In the 25 years since NAEYC accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC.

"The NAEYC accreditation system raises the bar for child care centers and other early childhood programs," said Jerlean E. Daniel, executive director of NAEYC. "Having earned NAEYC accreditation is a sign that the Rose K. Goedert Center is a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early childhood education."

For more information about the Rose K. Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education, contact Amanda Cardin at (708) 714-9150 or preschool@dom.edu.