Earns National NAEYC Accrediation
Recognized by Texas Rising Star
NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative
quality-improvement system that uses a set
of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education
programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality
early learning environments. “We
are so excited to be recognized as a high-quality early learning
program. We’re ready for the task as we continue to serve the
children and families in the Greater East End Area. We are
committed to excellence in early childhood Montessori education and are
extremely proud to join the Academy” said Brittny Mandarino, Director
of Early Childhood Education at Community Family Centers.
As part of Community Family Centers, Los Niños Early
Childhood Montessori Program helps break the cycle of poverty by
providing high-quality low-cost care and education to young children
developing and strengthening the life, education, and literacy skills
of the entire family. The mission of Los Niños Montessori is to
provide high-quality, bilingual Montessori education and holistic
support to children and their families.
To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Los Niños Early Childhood
Montessori Program went through an extensive self-study and
quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC
Assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the ten
program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited
programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits
during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years.
In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was
established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality
early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently
accredited by NAEYC—less than
10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and
kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.
“NAEYC-Accredited programs bring our definitions of
excellence for early childhood education to life each day,” said
Kristen Johnson, senior director of Early Learning Program
Accreditation at NAEYC. “Earning NAEYC Accreditation makes Los Niños
Montessori an exemplar of good practice for families and the entire
Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori Program has also
been recognized as a certified
4 – Star Level Texas Rising Star Center! Texas Rising
Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early
childhood programs. For more information, visit the Texas
Rising Star website
Thank you to Brittny Mandarino, CFC’s Director of Early
Childhood, for her expertise and dedication to the Los Niños Early
Childhood Montessori Program and commitment to earning both of these
recognitions for our Program.
Special Thanks to CoreNet!
Book Reading with Author of "My
In December, Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori
Program welcomed CoreNet
and guests for a special reading of “My Santa”, a new children’s book
about the story of Christmas. Brandi
McDonald Sikes, the author, joined us and gifted all students and
staff with a keepsake Nutcracker doll and a signed copy of the book.
We enjoyed the singing of carols and the sweet treats shared at
snack time. Thank you, CoreNet!
Free Vision Screening
In Partnership with the University of
Join us Monday,
February 20, 2017 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Community
Family Centers for a FREE Vision Screening. For more
information, please call 713-923-2316. No