ELPM was nationally recognized by National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) as a success in our mission!
Quote from the NIEER Publication:
“Concern about the quality of Head Start facilities in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area prompted a number of philanthropists to launch Early Learning Property Management (ELPM), a nonprofit developer of preschools. Since 1999, ELPM has built or renovated 10 facilities, several of which were developed on a turnkey basis with ownership transferred after construction, while ELPM retained ownership of others. It leases the latter properties to the providers at the deeply subsidized rent of $5 per square foot. In one case, it developed a hybrid of the two approaches using a lease-purchase structure.”
Bright from the Start / Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Quality Rated, Georgia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System
ELPM child development centers are also in the process of becoming Quality Rated through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. The Quality Rated program assigns a rating (one star, two star, or three star) to child care programs that meet certain quality standards in early childhood education over and above the state licensing requirements for health and safety. Quality Rated has an online database where Georgia parents and families can find information on quality early care programs in their area regardless of what type of provider they prefer, whether at a home, a preschool at a center, or a program at a school. For more information, please visit: www.decal.ga.gov
SPARK ACTION Publication:
ELPM was highlighted in Spark Action news article ‘Building Better Preschools’ and shares the birth and mission of ELPM.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
ELPM child development centers are accredited or are in the process of renewing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children birth through age 8. For more information, please visit: www.naeyc.org