Only 10% of child care centers in the nation are accredited...Is yours?

Pathways Accreditation was developed by Children’s Institute and a team of experts in the field of early education and care to provide an efficient and affordable way for centers to improve quality and achieve their accreditation goal.


-To promote safe, high-quality child care settings where children can thrive and reach their full potential
-To foster and facilitate excellence for child care providers
-To ensure clear, reliable, and valid accreditation processes that providers and parents support and understand


-A rigorous accreditation system that blends the best thinking of many experts in the field with the strengths of the providers
-A process that is useful, respectful, transparent, & recognizes that there are many “pathways” to high quality child care
-Pathways accredited child care centers in Monroe County are eligible for a higher reimbursement rate

This information was copied from the Children's Institute web site, under Pathways Accreditation.

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