DCC Day Care Earns Re-Accreditation from National Association

November 20, 2012 – The Dutchess Community College Day Care Center recently received a five-year re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The College’s Day Care Center, one of only five facilities in Dutchess County to hold this accreditation, was recognized for exceptional performance in the areas of teaching, assessment, health of children, families and community relationships, leadership and management.
“An amazing teaching staff, combined with the support we receive from the college and the DCC Association, is what allows us to provide an exceptional program,” said Carol Murray, director of the DCC Day Care Center. “Many students with children have told me they would not have been able to achieve their goal of a college degree if it wasn't for the care we provide while they are in class.”
Opened in 1975, the Day Care Center provides quality, affordable care to children of DCC students, staff and faculty. It serves as an observation and internship facility for students in DCC’s Early Childhood associate degree and Early Childhood Caregiver certificate programs.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children was founded in 1926 and is the world's largest organization focusing on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children, particularly those from birth to age 8. NAEYC has nearly 100,000 members, a national network of more than 300 local, state, and regional affiliates, and a global alliance of like-minded organizations.
For more information, contact Carol Murray, director of the Dutchess Community College Day Care, at 845-431-8085 or murray@sunydutchess.edu.