Accreditation

outside1The WEE Center is licensed by the Maryland State Office of Child Care Administration (CCA) and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Maryland Department of Education (MSDE). We are delighted to have your children in our care.

  • CCA: We have been a licensed child care center for 25 years. CCA oversees the health and safety of the children in all aspects.
  • NAEYC: The WEE Center has been accredited by NAEYC for over 20 years. It was and is one of the 113 center accredited by NAEYC in Maryland. It is a national accreditation system that has been a forerunner in setting high standards for early childhood programs. For more information please check www.naeyc.org/accreditation
  • MSDE: The WEE Center is accredited by MSDE. This accreditation ensure the professionalism of the staff. For more information please see marylandpublicschools.org
  • Maryland EXCELS: The WEE Center has ranked Level 5 for the high level of quality child care that we offer. To learn more about Maryland excels visit www.marylandexcels.org

The WEE Center uses Creative Curriculum, which is the NAEYC and MSDE approved curriculum.

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The WEE Center follows the below NAEYC requirements:

  1. Teacher/Child ratios that are lower than state mandates:
    • 2 year olds: 3 teachers/12 children
    • 3 year olds: 3 teachers/14 children
    • 4 year olds: 2 teachers/15 children
  2.  Close communication with parents:
    • “WEE Notes” on classroom activities
    • Monthly Center newsletters
    • Twice-annual scheduled parent-teacher conferences
    • Annual surveys on WEE Center performance
  3. Using a gentle and loving hand to guide children in becoming self-disciplined, The WEE Center staff will use positive techniques of guidance, including:
    • logical or natural consequences applied in problem situations redirection
    • anticipation of and elimination of potential problems
    • encouragement of appropriate behavior rather than competition, comparison and criticism
    • Consistent, clear rules are developed in conjunction with children and are discussed with them to make sure they understand.
    • Staff does not force children to apologize or explain their behavior, but assists children in recognizing another child’s feelings.
    • The Staff abstains from corporal punishment or humiliating or frightening discipline techniques.
    • Neither food nor beverage is ever withheld as a discipline devise.
    • Guidance techniques are non-punitive and accompanied by rational explanations of expectations.
    • Limits are set for children but the environment is arranged to limit the use of “no,” particularly for very young children.

For more information, please read: Accreditation Criteria & Procedures of the National Academy of Early Childhood Program. Washington, D.C.: NAEYC, p. 17.