Bethany Community School has a three-star rating in the Oklahoma DHS Reach for the Starts system. To reach a three-star certification, BCS teachers must receive additional training in child development annually, have an early childhood credential or degree with hours in child development, have weekly lesson plans and interest areas to facilitate a variety of activites, involve parents in a variety of ways, and read to children daily. In addition, BCS is nationally accredited.
More than 20 years ago, NAEYC (National Association for th Education of Young Children) created an accreditation system to improve the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. NAEYC Accreditation has become the mark of quality, helping parents find the best possible early childhood experience.
NAEYC's Accreditation means that BCS's program meets NAEYC's 10 standards of excellence in early childhood education. Programs that meet these standards provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with curriculum that is appropriately chalenging and developmentally sound. These programs are continuously improving themselves to provide the best possible educational opportunities for children.