Accreditation & Awards


All BKS pre-school centers participate in QUALITYstarsNY which is New York State’s voluntary 5-Star early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System. Since its inception, QUALITYstarsNY has focused its evidence-based practices to ensure young children in participating programs have access to excellence and, their families can trust the level of quality in the programs they choose.

Three of our seven pre-school centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the gold standard for excellence in early childhood education. In the State of New York, only 1% of eligible centers are NAEYC- accredited, and nationwide only 8% of eligible centers have earned this distinction.

Awards & Accolades

2014 Robin Hood Heroes Award, given annually to organizations and individuals doing heroic work and improving the lives of thousands of low-income New Yorkers.

  • Read about Robin Hood Heroes in the Brooklyn Eagle
  • Recognized by Root Cause – Social Impact Research as one of the top seven school readiness programs in New York City, after more than 1,700 programs were examined in the metropolitan area—read about it in Root Cause.