The teachers at FPG tend to be more educated than is typical of child care providers in the community, with most of our teachers having a 4-year degree and many having a North Carolina Birth-to-Kindergarten (B-K) teaching license. Few, however, enter our program with extensive experience in working with children with disabilities. Much of this is learned on the job. A more educated staff and lower child:adult ratios result in engaging and developmentally appropriate activities going on in the classrooms; and interactions with children tend to be more positive, aimed at facilitating social-emotional development rather than merely controlling undesirable behavior.
Licensing and Accreditation
The child care program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has a 5-star NC child care license, the highest quality rating possible in the state. The program is subject to the licensing regulations established by North Carolina's Division of Child Development for center-based care. The program is also certified by the state as a Developmental Day Program and, thus, eligible to provide services to young children with disabilities.