St. Joseph Academy (SJA) has earned an Award of Accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for Early Care and Education Programs. SJA is one of only 38 NAC accredited childcare facilities in Milwaukee.
NAC offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. NAC provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through self-study and award process. More than 1,300 early learning programs in 35 states, the District of Columbia and overseas, participate.
SJA’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) serves children ages six weeks to four years old. The NAC accreditation process includes a self-study process, which involves parents, staff and administrators evaluating the strengths and weaknesses as they apply to the NAC standards. The program has a minimum of six months and maximum of two years to complete the self-study process and request an onsite visit. SJA’s onsite visit was in November 2019. SJA first earned accreditation from NAC in February 2016. The re-accreditation will remain valid from January 2020 to January 2024.
Karrie Krueger, ECEC Director at SJA, said that the NAC reaccreditation demonstrates SJA’s commitment to providing quality childcare and programming that fosters all areas of child development. “SJA worked hard to achieve this r-eaccreditation by continuously improving our programs to ensure we are providing high quality experiences for children in early learning programs such as ours,” she said.
SJA President/CEO Dr. Tabia Jones added, “I am impressed daily by what our teachers do for and with our students and this great accomplishment is a testament to that. They all are amazing and I appreciate all of their hard work!”