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ASI child development center honored


Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc., Children’s Center ( has been nationally recognized once more for impeccable service and devotion to childhood education. The center’s reaccreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) underscores an ongoing commitment to supply high-quality early childhood education. 

The recognition is all the more impressive because just 7 percent of children’s centers nationwide are accredited. Receiving and retaining such accreditation illustrates the center’s ability to deliver professional child-care education.

Center director Denise Wessels is proud of the achievement: “Earning national accreditation is important for our Sac State community, as it shows that we have a high-quality program available on our campus both for child care and also as a place for practical experiences for Child Development majors.

“I hope that every student, staff and faculty member can share the pride in that our Children’s Center is not just ‘any place’ – it is an excellent place.” 

Associate director Sherry Velte says: “Getting accreditation was really hard and a lot of work from everyone. We put staff through extensive training to achieve the best results. It was not easy.” 

Staff member Katie Huemer agrees: “It’s really exciting to get reaccredited. We hold high standards for our center for the children and families. It took a lot of time and work. It was definitely a group effort, and we couldn’t do it without the student staff.” 

The home-oriented environment, top-flight practices and well-trained staff illustrate that the ASI Children’s Center is a safe place for children to grow and prosper in a healthy environment.

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