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Also ask if the program is accredited by NAEYC. NAEYCaccredited programs complete a rigorous selfstudy and external review to prove that they meet standards of excellence in early childhood education.
Want more information?
Send a self-addressed, stamped, businesssize envelope to NAEYC Box 522, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036. You'll receive a complimentary brochure entitled "Good Teaching Practices for Older Preschoolers and Kindergartners."
Who Attends Preschool or Child Care?
In 1965, just five percent of three-year-olds attended preschool or nursery school. Today, 41 percent of three-year-olds regularly attend a centerbased program. Nearly 80 percent of all children have attended some type of formal program (preschool, nursery school or child care center) before entering first grade. Despite the increased enrollment, the 1995 National Household Education Survey reveals major differences in preschool attendance on the basis of various demographic factors.