Saturday, September 26, 2009

6 months and already starting pre-school

Herbie is starting the Sweet Peas Program and UNLV preschool and he's only 6 months old :)
This is very exciting news. We have been on the waiting list for some time and we finally registered him.

The early childhood education program is such an awesome program. Hopefully Herbie will enjoy this program.

Richard and I are both taking full time course loads and it has been a lot of work making time for study, and appropriate play time and learning time for Herbie.


The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs recently awarded national accreditation to the UNLV/CSUN Preschool located on the UNLV campus.

The preschool, which is housed in the College of Education, is only the fifth preschool in Nevada to receive the national accreditation, said Terry Kohlmeier, director of the preschool.

Marilyn Smith, executive director of the national organization that sponsors the accrediting academy, said, "Accreditation helps answer the question, 'What is a quality preschool/childcare program?' Most parents want to find the highest quality program for their young children; however, few parents know how to assess whether a program meets more than just the minimum standards required by state licensing."

The academy's accrediting standards were developed over a three-year period with input from thousands of educators and administrators from across the country.

The UNLV/CSUN Preschool serves 135 children ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 6 years. A full 83 percent of the youngsters are the children of UNLV students, Kohlmeier said. The other youngsters are the children of members of the public, as well as of UNLV faculty and staff.

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