The Kilby CDC is a NAEYC accredited program. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a high quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.

In our program you should see:

  • Frequent positive, warm interactions among adults and children
  • Planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and development, such as block building, painting, reading stories, dress-up and active outdoor play
  • Specially trained teachers
  • Enough adults to respond to individual children
  • Many varied age-appropriate materials
  • A healthy and safe environment for children
  • Nutritious meals and/or snacks
  • Regular communication with parents who are welcome visitors at all times
  • Effective administration
  • Ongoing, systematic evaluation
  • Research has shown these program elements to indicate high quality.