School of Education Dean, Dr. JoAnn Looney announced that national recognition for Nyack College's Early Childhood programs has been extended through 2018 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Dr. Looney credits Dr. Sherry Jarrett, chair of the Early Childhood Education program and Professor Kristen Luba, Director of Assessment, for a job well done.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children, founded in 1926, is the world's largest advocacy group working on behalf of young children. The mission of the NAEYC has three main goals:
• Improving professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education.
• Supporting early childhood programs by working to achieve a high-quality system of early childhood education.
• Building a high-performing, inclusive organization of groups and individuals who are committed to promoting excellence in early childhood education for all young children.