High-quality early childhood programs lay a strong foundation for students’ intellectual and socio-emotional development. However, there is still a great deal of debate within the education field about what constitutes a “high-quality” early childhood education program. LLE Education Group, the largest early childcare provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia, sought out the highest standards in early childhood education.
To maintain its reputation as the premier provider of early childhood education in Virginia, LLE Education Group opted to work with Cognia due to our reputation for educational quality. By the start of 2023, about half of the organization’s 50 schools had undergone a rigorous accreditation review based on Cognia Performance Standards for early learning. As part of the process, school staff identified, measured, and promoted indicators of quality that give the best return on investment. In addition, many of the schools received Cognia STEM Certification, which confirmed that their early STEM learning programs aligned with a research-based framework and demonstrated a strong and effective STEM focus.
It’s not just a ‘one and done’ where we do everything beautifully for one day, and then we don’t have to think about them until the next visit. This was really about continuously supporting our schools, and together, we focus on where there are opportunities for improvement.”Erin KruppenbackerDistrict DirectorLLE Group, VA
If we email anyone in the organization, someone typically gets back to us, if not that day, within 24 hours. Even if they’re on the road! I think that connectivity has been very important.”Chantel Clayborn, M.Ed.District DirectorLLE Group, VA