By Angela Barbosa
The Action Early Learning Center (AELC) has achieved a new National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) accreditation status this year. Only about 6,500 programs in the United States are NAEYC Accredited, and AELC is one among them.
Under the umbrella of the Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, the Action Early Learning Center is an early childcare education program based in Danbury that serves 125 children from low-income families and individuals in the age range from eighteen months through six years. Its mission is to provide a high-quality early childhood education program for the children of the Greater Danbury area’s neediest families so they are properly prepared to enter kindergarten.
“The Center strives to create a love of learning in all its pupils while also working with parents to provide them with a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities,” said Mini Santosh, the Childcare Director. “Children from low-income backgrounds need all the advantages possible and starting out with a good education as a foundation and continuing that education process improves a child’s chance to achieve self-sufficiency later in life.”
Mini Santosh receiving the NAEYC status recognition from the Commissioner of The Office of Early Childhood Education, Myra Jones Taylor.