The University of Texas Child Development Center‘s San Jacinto location has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission (NAC).
The NAC accreditation, sponsored by the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), signifies that a program exemplifies high standards in the care and education of young children.
“NAC accreditation tells parents they have chosen the best quality for their child,” said Sandy Briley, Ph.D., director of the Child Development Center. “As one of the leaders in early childhood education in Central Texas, we are a model for other programs in the community, so we feel it’s important to achieve endorsement from the NAC.”
Earning NAC accreditation is a three-step process that reflects the continued quality of care and hard work provided by child care teachers and staff. The first step is an intensive six to 18-month self-study during which center staff identify areas for improvement. The second step involves teacher and staff training to meet NAC standards. Once a center feels it meets these standards, it can move to the third step and request a site visit by an NAC validator.
In granting accreditation to the Child Development Center’s San Jacinto location, NAC validators cited teachers for their strong curriculum, positive teacher-child interactions and use of teachable moments.
The Child Development Center’s Comal location earned its NAC accreditation last year. Learn more about the NAC accreditation and the NACCP.
Established in 1991 as a service to The University of Texas at Austin students, faculty and staff, the University of Texas Child Development Center provides developmental early childhood program for children from ages six weeks to five years.