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Our Accreditation

Homewood Early Learning Center (ELC) will open with a Maryland approved license from the Office of Child Care. Beyond this, our center values and seeks accreditation both nationally and state-wide. We will immediately start the accreditation process, which looks at numerous aspects of a program's operation, including:

  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Teaching
  • Health
  • Relationships with children and families
  • Teacher qualifications
  • Relationships with community partners
  • The physical environment
  • Leadership

Accreditation begins with a self-study, which takes at least one year to complete. Upon completion of the self-study, Homewood ELC will request a validation visit. Parents will be informed about each step in the process.

For more information about high quality standards for early childhood education, please visit NAEYC and Maryland Excels.

Updated 11/15/2014