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High Quality Standards

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AdvancED Corporation Accreditation™

To provide the best quality program for your child, Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School, has earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation.

AdvancED Corporation Accreditation ensures that we meet high standards1 in early learning, child development and childcare. AdvancED evaluates learning institutions based on the following criteria:

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction

The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership

The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for learning

The school's curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

Standard 4: Resources and support system

The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Standard 5: Using results for continuous improvement

The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

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Middle States Corporate Accreditation

Goddard Systems, Inc. earned Middle States Corporate Accreditation in 2011. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) has provided accreditation to colleges, secondary schools and elementary schools for more than 100 years. Recently, the MSA began providing accreditation standards for early childhood education. This accreditation acknowledges the work that GSI does to ensure that Goddard Schools continue to maintain high-quality early childhood education programs.

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International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Goddard Systems, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Professional development for faculty is required by all states. The number of hours varies according to each state’s regulations. Goddard Systems University (GSU) provides professional development to the Schools. The GSU Field Instructors have degrees in early education and several years of experience working with children. They bring their education and expertise as they provide professional development in such areas as child development, health and safety, curriculum and classroom practices and other topics pertaining to early education.

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Council for Professional Recognition

GSU training hours can be applied to a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, a nationally recognized credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition.

1 AdvancED Standards for 2012-13. New Standards for Quality.

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