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St. Gregory Hovsepian Preschool
Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

Program among the top in the nation by earning accreditation

Pasadena, CA – St. Gregory Hovsepian Preschool located in Pasadena, CA has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

“We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Kristina Movsessian, Preschool Director. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our high-quality program have teachers who create engaging classrooms, enhance relationships with their parents and families, and develop rich experiences for their students.”

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Hovsepian Preschool went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards.

In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. Nearly 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC – approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs.

“It’s a lengthy and rigorous process to achieve NAEYC Accreditation, and Hovsepian Preschool should be commended for seeking high standards,” said Rhian Evans Allvin, executive director of NAEYC. “Caring for children is not ‘rocket science’ – it’s brainscience. Studies prove that the brain connections made in the first few years of life set a child’s path for success in school and in life. That’s why quality educators are so crucial. For parents and caregivers of young children who are searching for a high-quality early learning experience, Hovsepian Preschool’s NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that itoffers a high-quality education in a nurturing and stimulating environment.”

“Hovsepian Preschool provides the opportunity for children to explore, think, reason and develop the skills that are necessary for the growth of the whole child,” added Movsessian.We foster an environment of success and happiness.

Mrs. Movsessian also thanks the Administration, School Board and Preschool Parents who have played an integral part in the growth of our school community.

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