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BC’s May Children’s Center earns highest quality standards for childcare

BC’s May Children’s Center earns highest quality standards for childcare

Tue Aug 13, 2019

May Childrens Center 2019

The Bill & Julia May Children’s Center at Brazosport College staff members are, front from left, Amber York, Vicki Garcia, Lauren Kersey, Ashley Sophia, Veronica Guzman; middle row, Lottie Baker, Charlotte “Charly” Montes, Antoinette Brown, Christine Webster, Barbara Sue Green, Alexis Saenz, Amanda Hurta; back row, Karan Armstrong, Leigh Hernandez, Sandra Watson, Quenetta “Netta” Randon, Karen Hall, Rachel Alexander, Mary Norris, Hilda Leyva, Julian Shepard, Michele” Niki” Andrew and Natasha “Tasha” Crick. Not pictured are Cheryl Sissons, Pam Willliams and Corey Romero.

The Bill & Julia May Children’s Center at Brazosport College recently received national accreditation as a high-quality childcare program in the United States by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

This is the fourth time in the history of the May Children’s Center that it has continued to reach the nation’s highest quality standards for early care and education childcare programs.

“The teachers work very hard completing an assessment of their classrooms using the quality criteria developed by NAEYC, then a portfolio of evidence is created to demonstrate to the NAEYC assessor that the classroom meets all aspects of the high-quality criteria,” said May Children’s Center Director Christine Webster. “It takes weeks of demanding work to complete the portfolio. Our scores were excellent with 100 percent of the criteria observed in our infant class and 100 percent documented in the classroom portfolio for the toddler class. Overall, our program scored 97 percent.”

The NAEYC notified the program on Aug. 1 of its accomplishment after an assessor visit in July. Being nationally accredited supports the mission of the May Children’s Center as a model of high-quality programing.

The May Children’s Center continues to provide childcare for students, employees and the Brazosport community, as well as creates a laboratory for early care and education students.

The NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy and research. The organization advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate and work on behalf of young children.

For more information about the Bill & Julia May Children’s Center at Brazosport College call (979) 230-3463 or visit www.brazosport.edu/childcare.