AVON – Joyful Beginnings Child Care won national recognition for their superior excellence in child care and family services.
According to a press release from Joyful Beginnings Child Care, the full service child care center was awarded Pathways National Accreditation by Children’s Institute, an affiliate of the University of Rochester.
“Joyful Beginnings has successfully completed a rigorous process to meet or exceed 500 criteria,” stated Rachael Aycock, the Program Director at Joyful Beginnings Child Care. “Which are above what is required by the State of New York Office of Children and Family Services in order for centers to operate. The process of accreditation is extensive, evaluating parent and staff satisfaction, and program quality, including the facilities, qualifications of staff and leadership, and record keeping. Accredited centers deliver programming of the highest quality for young children.”
Joyful Beginnings Child Care, which opened its doors in October 2006, serves children from 6 weeks through 12 years old. Summer camps, preschool, and pre-kindergarten programs are all available within the daycare setting, with experienced caregiving staff in each and every classroom. Joyful Beginnings also accommodates children with special needs and families with unique situations and schedules, to provide the highest level of service possible to each and every family.
“Joyful Beginnings is the only center in Livingston County that has achieved Pathway’s accreditation,” Says Ashley Westmiller, Administrative Director of Joyful Beginnings. “By meeting the criteria required in this accreditation, we are not only improving our program, but insuring the success of all of the children that attend our program.” She goes on to state, “One of the unique aspects of Pathways, is that as part of receiving accreditation, we create a plan for continuous improvement. So receiving this honor doesn’t end here, as a program, in connection with representatives from The Children’s Institute, we will constantly be making improvements to different aspects of our program.”
Children’s Institute, the accrediting organization, is a national, non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children by strengthening their social and emotional health. Through sound research and evaluation, the organization develops and promotes effective prevention and early intervention programs, materials and best practices for children, families, schools, and communities. Children’s Institute is affiliated with the University of Rochester and has served the community for over 50 years.