A&M-Commerce Children's Learning Center Awarded National Accreditation
By Andrea Miller
Commerce, TX – The Texas A&M University-Commerce Children’s Learning Center was recently awarded national accreditation by The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. Between 5-7% of centers in the nation achieve this level of accreditation.
“We are thrilled to have obtained this prestigious certification. We strongly believe in the importance that early childhood education plays in the lives of our young learners,” said Lisa Rhoades, Director of the CLC. “The staff of the CLC is dedicated not only to the early childhood profession, but the excellence that each and every child and family that we serve deserves.”
The CLC endured a long process to achieve this level of certification including a self-study with evaluations by administrators, staff, and parents. An onsite observation was conducted by an early childhood professional representing the National Accreditation Commission.
CLC staff, parents, and administrators are to be congratulated for this show of excellence and their dedication to providing care and learning opportunities—as well as development for their staff—above and beyond state licensing requirements.
this national accreditation has been an arduous process and I would like to
thank and congratulate Lisa Rhoades, Director, and her team for achieving this
distinction of quality service for our students and community,” said Dr. Mary Hendrix, VP Student Access
The Children’s Learning Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and earned the additional distinction of “Texas Rising Star” facility in 2010 for exceeding state licensing requirements.
For more information on the Children’s Learning Center, contact Lisa Rhoades, director at Lisa.Rhoades@tamuc.edu or visit the Learning Center’s website at http://www.tamuc.edu/studentLife/campusServices/childrensLearningCenter/default.aspx.