Our Commitment and Integrity Shine with Four-Year NCASES Accreditation - The Children's Guild

Last month, three of The Children’s Guild’s (TCG) non-public schoolsThe Children’s Guild School of Baltimore, The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County, and The Children’s Guild – Transformation Academy — earned a four-year accreditation from the National Commission for Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), a part of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC). 

Throughout TCG’s 70-year history, special education has been our cornerstone. We are extremely proud of this validation of our staff’s hard work and commitment to continuous improvement. We also understand how important this external validation is to our students and families, who can be reassured they are receiving the best possible special education services. 

“The NCASES accreditation is a mark of excellence, representing rigorous standards in the delivery of special education services. It reflects our dedication to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and effective learning environment that meets the highest professional standards. We want to extend our gratitude and congratulations to every member of our team. Their tireless efforts and commitment to excellence have made this accreditation possible and we thank them for their dedication and outstanding work,” said Elizabeth Garcia, LCSW-C, MSSA, MNO, Chief People Officer, The Children’s Guild. 

The NCASES accreditation process is based on a study of compliance with 50 national standards covering processes, procedures, and practices critical to the functioning of a special education setting. It also includes a comprehensive site review performed by a team of special education experts. 

“This is beyond regulations, it demonstrates excellence, so we are very proud of our four-year stamp of approval, showing everyone what we are capable of,” added Rae Meneses, Managing Director, Compliance, The Children’s Guild.  

Our entire administration, teachers and staff are to be commended for their part in this accreditation. Click here to learn more about our special education and autism services.