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The Tobin Children’s School in Natick Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

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The Tobin Children’s School in Natick has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality early learning environments.  “The Tobin Children’s School is honored to have again achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2024, continuing our long-term commitment to offering the highest quality in early childhood education. We believe that NAEYC accreditation is a true mark of quality and recognition of our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards. Tobin is especially proud to note that its two early childhood programs, the Tobin Children’s School and The Tobin School, are the only two nationally-accredited programs in Natick,” shares Lori Davis, Asst. Executive Director at The Tobin Schools Natick.

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the Tobin Children’s School went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by a two-day on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years.

In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 6,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

“NAEYC-Accredited programs have committed to a process that takes time, energy and dedication to complete” states Alissa Mwenelupembe, Senior Director Early Learning Program Accreditation. “The Tobin Children’s School has demonstrated their commitment to young children and their families.”

For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit the NAEYC website.