After a two-year long process, AVANCE-San Antonio's Parent-Child Education Program, School-Based site has successfully completed the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation Program. Texas has 256 NAEYC accredited programs and San Antonio currently has 28 NAEYC Accredited Programs. This accreditation programs represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Programs that achieve this level of accreditation benefit children with greater readiness for entering school and achieving overall success in school. We are anxiously awaiting the official response within the next 90 days!
We are very much looking forward to hearing the final outcome. Best Wishes AVANCE-San Antonio School-Based Team!
Parents - A Child's First Teacher
From birth, children look to their parents to interpret their surroundings. How a parent interacts with their children, shapes their emotional, cognitive and social skills early on. The relationship between parent and child also impacts how they interact with future relationships in terms of social, basic coping and problem-solving skills.
AVANCE-San Antonio's foundation of taking a two-generational approach to education, relationships and cognitive development lays the groundwork for positive and stable home environments whereby preparing children for a successful future.
Watch AVANCE-San Antonio's Cortez Center Director, Georgette Chapa and AVANCE Parent Graduate, Alma Reyes as they share their experience with Univision's Despierta America about how AVANCE helped to develop their parenting skills and relationships with their children.
Parents Achieve Positive Results
88% increased their knowledge on child development and enhanced parenting skills
96% increased reading three or more times to their child
58% increase in parents employed full time
AVANCE Children Experience Positive Outcomes (0 - 3 years old):
94% reflect education gains upon completion of the program
98% are prepared to enter school ready for their age level
AVANCE Children Experience Positive Outcomes (Pre-K - 12th grade):