Since 2004, Good Shepherd has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.


To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Good Shepherd is required to meet and obtain ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The new standards today reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development. 


The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs.  

Good Shepherd School for Children recently received its re-accredition by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) through November, 2019.


Here are our Program Standard scores:

Relationships = 100%                     

Assessment = 100%                      

Health = 100%+                             

Teachers = 100%                           

Families = 100%+                          

Community Relationships = 100%+

Leadership and Management = 100%+ 

Teaching = 96%                             

Physical Environment = 91%           

Curriculum = 87%   (We were offered suggestions for improvements on early literacy, art appreciation and social studies.)                       


Our scores on Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, and Leadership and Management include credit for meeting emerging criteria—so we’re ahead of the game!


Fifty percent of our classrooms were evaluated. The highest score was a 98% in the older toddler classroom. Our Pre-K classroom scored 95%; our infant classroom, 94% and our young toddler room, 93%.  


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