Licensing And Accreditation
Woodmont Christian Preschool is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Care Services to serve children from 4 months to 5 years of age. The Child Care Evaluation and Report Card Program is required for all licensed child care providers in Tennessee. During the annual review for license renewal, the State evaluates 7 areas of quality: Director's qualifications or experience, education, and training; Education, training, and previous work experience of teaching staff; Compliance history; Parent and family involvement; Ratios and group sizes; Center's pay and benefit plans for staff; Program assessment (on-site observation). In addition to annual announced visits, the Tennessee Department of Human Services conducts unannounced visits to perform inspections of the classrooms, programs and facility records.
Woodmont Christian Preschool is a Three Star Center. The Tennessee Star-Quality program recognizes child care providers who meet a higher standard of quality. Participation in Star-Quality Child Care Program is voluntary. Participating programs are evaluated using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) and Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS). Based on this evaluation, one, two, or three stars are awarded. Each star shows that increasingly higher standards have been met. The Report Card showing the most recent scores is posted in WCPS preschool entry hall.
For more information about the Child Care Evaluation and Report Card Program or Star-Quality Care Program, visit their website at www.tnstarquality.org.
Woodmont Christian Preschool has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC Accreditation is a voluntary program by which child care providers are measured against a national set of standards. The revised NAEYC Standards evaluate our program in the following areas: Relationships, Curriculum, Teaching, Assessment of Child’s Progress, Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, Physical Environment, Leadership and Management. For more information about the NAEYC Accreditation process, standards and criteria, visit their website at www.naeyc.org. WCPS is currently working to move their accreditation to (NECPA), the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.