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Accreditation and Licensing

Accreditation

Lehigh University Child Care Center was accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our child care center has demonstrated substantial compliance with nationally recognized Criteria for high-quality early childhood programs. Our center follows the standards set forth by the Academy.

Licenses

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare licenses the center. This department sets the standards and regulations that govern the operation of the center. Reviews of the program are made regularly with state personnel visiting the center at scheduled times and then at other non-scheduled times. The center is required to meet the state standards for staffing patterns, health, safety, curriculum, facility, nutrition, staff and child records and other required information. The center is also licensed by the Bethlehem Department of Health. This department periodically inspects the center insuring that the center is in compliance with local health and safety standards.

Our center is a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Child Care Food Program, which advises and monitors the food service component of the program to insure that children receive proper nutrition. "All meals served to children enrolled in the Adult Child Care Food Program are served at no separate charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There is not discrimination in admission policy, meal service or the use of facilities. The complaint procedures are: Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days of the incident to the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20250.