Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center earns national reaccreditation

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Communications & External Affairs, Honolulu Community College
Posted: Dec 13, 2012

Children of Keiki Hauoli.
Children of Keiki Hauoli.
Keiki learning though experiential experiences.
Keiki learning though experiential experiences.
Honolulu’s Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center has recently been reaccredited for another five years by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Comprising of three classrooms - Infant, Toddler, and Preschool - the center received superior ratings in their most recent accreditation report. The ten standard areas assessed are: relationships, curriculum, teaching, assessment of child progress, health, teachers, families, community relationships, physical environment, and leadership and management.
“As educators of future teachers, it is imperative that we model good practices with our students so they become accustomed to the level of quality we should always be striving for,” shares Honolulu CC Professor Lisa Yogi, who also serves as the children’s center coordinator.
The center is the primary training site for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education certificate and degree programs at Honolulu CC while also providing quality care and learning opportunities for children of Honolulu CC students, employees and the community. Staffed by certified teachers, teacher trainees, and student assistants, Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center is a high quality, high performing facility.
NAEYC accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. Today, over 6,500 programs are NAEYC accredited.
Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning, and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality, benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.
The Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center was established in 1981 and has been successfully accredited by NAEYC since 2004.