We have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and invited external professional review to verify compliance with set criteria for high quality early childhood programs by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Our program was found to be in substantial compliance with their set criteria. We have been accredited since 1992. A copy of the criteria can be obtained from the Academy on their website (here) or 1-800-424-2460. The Academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.
Standards comply with, and the program is licensed by, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The conditions of our license are as follows: capacity of 102 children at one time; toddler, (not to exceed 14 toddler-age) pre-school and school-age (not to exceed 43 school-age); 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round. A current license is issued annually. The general telephone number for licensing is: (651) 431-6500.
The Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association is our health consultant. They annually review our health and safety policies and procedures. Their telephone number is (612) 617-4600.