History & Philosophy
As a student parent exploring the options for child care, we are certain that you have numerous questions and concerns. Listed in the FAQ section, are the answers to the 8 most frequently asked questions posed by student parents trying to decide whether the A.S./CSUN Children’s Center would best suit their families’ needs.
The Children’s Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The NAEYC administers a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of preschools and child care centers. The A.S. Children’s Center has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Academy’s Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs, and has been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria. A high quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. In accredited programs, you will see: frequent, positive, warm interactions among adults and children; planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and development, such as block building, painting, reading stories, dress-up, and active outdoor play; specially trained teachers; enough adults to respond to individual children; many varied age-appropriate materials; a healthy and safe environment for children; nutritious meals and/or snacks; regular communication with parents who are welcome visitors at all times; effective administration; and ongoing, systematic evaluation