Funding & Accreditation
The Meyer Center is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.As a United Way Agency, DHEC Rehab facility, DSS-licensed and NAEYC-accredited child care center, the Meyer Center has formed a unique partnership that generates community-wide support and a diversified funding base.
Approximately 80% of the Center’s annual support and revenue is utilized for program services. Income is generated through the following:
- United Way:
- annual allocation and designated donor contributions
- Program Service Fees:
- school tuition based on a sliding fee scale according to family size and income. However, no child is ever turned away due to their family’s inability to pay.
- Third Party Reimbursements:
- health insurance benefits
- Government Funds:
- Medicaid benefits
- Federal, State and local education funds
- Child and Adult Care Food Program funds for children who qualify
The Meyer Center was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 2005. The purpose of the NAEYC is to improve the quality of care and early childhood education. This is accomplished by developing training resources; providing public information about the importance of high-quality early childhood programs; and accrediting programs that voluntarily demonstrate substantial compliance with the NAEYC’s Criteria. Programs accredited by NAEYC achieve professional and public recognition as providers of high-quality care and education for young children.