MARIETTA, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College's Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science program is now nationally accredited.
Fewer than 200 such programs have achieved such accreditation, according to the college.
To become accredited, a program must meet six core standards in the areas of child development and learning; family and community relations; observing, documenting and assessing children's learning; developmentally effective approaches; using content knowledge; and professionalism.
Accreditation took several months to achieve and involved a visit from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation will remain in place for seven years.
Courses for the 72-credit hour early childhood education program are offered at CTC's Canton, Marietta and Paulding campuses, as well as online.