Standards vary from state to state, even within states, standards may vary depending on the size or type of provider. Smaller, at-home providers are often subject to less requirements than centers.
Quality programs set up inviting environments with an abundance of appropriate resources (furniture, equipment, materials, and toys), often far above the minimum requirements. The classrooms are warm, friendly, and inviting. The requirements for staff education and continued training are also above minimum requirements in quality centers.
High-quality early education and child care for young children improves their health and promotes their development and learning. Early education includes all of a child’s experiences at home, in child care, and in other preschool settings.
Not all children are able to attend a high-quality child care facility to get that early start needed for school. Of those who do, those children have an advantage. They have already been introduced to many activities they will do in school, many of the materials used in the schools, used their social/emotional skills to problem solve and build friendships and relationships with their peers and teachers.
Just last Sunday there were several students inducted into The National Honor Society. These students attended and graduated from Partners In Learning when they were younger.