Transcript of "EduKids - Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence"
EduKids Inc. Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence Where We’ve Been Where We Are Where We Are Going! 2009 EduKids Teacher Conference Kate Dust, M.Ed. EduKids, Inc.
<ul><li>EduKids tells a story: </li></ul><ul><li>A family’s story of dedication to their children </li></ul><ul><li>A story of commitment to excellence in childcare </li></ul><ul><li>A story of perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>A story of Success </li></ul>
In 1989 Nancy (Wutz) Ware opened the EduKids Orchard Park Center with immediate success. 20 Years later, EduKids is located throughout Western New York: Orchard Park Hamburg Lancaster West Seneca Clarence Rich’s Family Center CrossPoint Hertel Avenue French Road Maryvale Elma
EduKids Leadership Business and Education National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) National, State, and Local consultants and trainers Professional Board membership Media presence Recognized and Award Winning
EduKids Family and Community Partnership Business Higher Education Advocacy Universal PreKindergarten Inclusion Classrooms Advisory Councils Community & Neighborhood Collaboration
EduKids Programs for Children Opportunity for 1000+ children a day to attend EduKids! Organized, professional and dedicated administrators, directors and staff: 300 strong in 2009! State of the art facilities. Child centered, beautifully equipped indoor and outdoor learning environments.
EduKids Programs for Children Infants through school agers 12 month, Monday through Friday Program NYS Licenced NAEYC Accreditation – Premier national accrediting body for early childhood programs. “ The gold standard.” (Dr. TB. Brazelton) NAEYC accredited EduKids Centers Orchard Park Hamburg Lancaster West Seneca Clarence Rich’s Family Center Hertel Avenue CrossPoint, Maryvale, French Rd., & Elma Centers in formal accreditation process 2009
NAEYC Standards <ul><li>Positive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Developmentally appropriate curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Effective teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified, committed & professional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Family partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Community connections </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and healthy physical environment </li></ul><ul><li>Management policies </li></ul>10 Standards that define high quality early care and education www.naeyc.org
EduKids Programs for Children EduKids is: Caring, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Innovative technology and teaching strategies “ Best practices” opportunities for each child Lessons, environments, and activities that support literacy skills Friendship building Singing, dancing, music, and Fun! EduKids is YOU!