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Early Childhood Information

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges does not accredit programs serving students below the age of three, though it interacts with pre-schools and pre-school programs through the CPEMS K-8 accreditation process. Pre-schools’ faculties are encouraged to participate in the school accreditation process using the Standards as a guide. In this manner, pre-school programs in and of themselves are not accredited, but the school which houses the pre-school is permitted to extend the range of its accreditation to Pre-K. For example: a K-5 school that wishes its pre-school program to be included in the accreditation process will be accredited PreK-5. Pre-school programs, up to this point, have not been treated as stand-alone units.

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