Welcome to the Chatham Preschool. We want our preschool population to reflect the diversity of our community. We hope to be a Resource Center for families, by providing staff whom families can talk with, counsel with, and obtain information from a wide variety of topics. We are very eager to have parent participation in our program through visits, observations and special projects.
Our preschool program is a part of the Early Childhood Department of Central Carolina Community College. The Community Preschool serves as a demonstration center for the students in the Early Childhood program.
We believe a high quality early childhood program:
The purpose of this program:
To fulfill this purpose, the program will provide a safe, secure, and consistent educational environment for the children.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 90,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
Memberships is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act in behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.
The preschool was the first and only center in Chatham County to have the National Accreditation which is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Since 1985, NAEYC's national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children.