|The Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center is the first preschool in Pomona to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.|
|For more than 30 years, the Children's Center has provided low-cost quality day care for the children of students, faculty, staff and community members.|
The Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center is the first preschool in Pomona to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest organization of early childhood educators dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children.
The Children's Center will celebrate this accomplishment during its Second Annual Silent Auction and Benefit on Friday, May 12, 6-9 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Room.
“I am thrilled to have achieved such distinction, and I am honored to work with a staff dedicated to the education of young children,” says Yvonne Bailey, director of the center.
NAEYC accreditation carefully considers all aspects of a program, including health and safety, staff qualifications and physical environment by measuring these areas against national standards of quality.
“We have been recognized for excellence in programming as well as excellence in stability in our staff,” says Ronii Galarneau, marketing and outreach coordinator for the Children's Center. She added that accreditation will allow the Children's Center access to additional grant funding, since federal state grants often require a facility to be accredited prior to application submittal.
For more than 30 years, the Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center has provided low-cost quality day care for the children (2 years of age until entry into first grade) of students, faculty, staff and community members. The center's main objective is to assist student-parents in maintaining enrollment at Cal Poly Pomona by providing a quality child care program designed to meet the social, emotional and cognitive needs of young children. The Children's Center is a nonprofit organization operated and subsidized by Associated Students Inc. and the division of Student Affairs. The summer enrichment program for children ages 6-10 will begin June 19.
The Silent Auction and Benefit event is open to the campus community and public. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. All proceeds will be used to purchase updated playground equipment and classroom enrichment materials for the center.
For more information about the event, contact the Children's Center at (909) 869-2284.