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Accreditation

Accreditation

PCC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC-accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education. Accredited programs have demonstrated that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. Additionally, PCC ranks as the highest-rated program in Hampton (Virginia Quality).

Teacher Quality

Our teachers are all highly trained and educated with many holding degrees in early childhood education or related fields. Our teachers participate in ongoing professional development to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our children.

Teacher Quality
Scale

Sliding Scale Tuition

PCC offers the only sliding-scale tuition in the area, and a family’s tuition costs are based on their income. PCC can also receive subsidy payments from Virginia’s Department of Social Services and the military. Tuition payments and fees make up approximately 19% of the center’s revenue. Donations made by individuals, organizations, and businesses/corporations help cover much of the funding not received through tuition. Grants and local government support also assist in generating much-needed revenue. 

Leadership

A well-experienced team of educators leads the center. Team members include a retired school superintendent and early childhood educators. 

Leadership
Nutrition

Nutrition

Breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack based on U.S.D.A. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition requirements are served to each child each day. These meals provide the opportunity for learning experiences, which form correct habits of eating in a pleasant atmosphere. 

Family Engagement

As part of our family engagement we host monthly meetings that offer opportunities to build meaningful connections with other families while participating in free workshops that provide information about all aspects of parenting. We also invite parents to meet with teachers throughout the year and invite them to watch our children participate in performances and parades. Our parents are required to attend at least two parent/family events each year. 

Engagement