The BPS Early Childhood Center offers full day tuition based programs for children ages 18 months through 5 years old. District residents may enroll in the program. The center, which opened in 1998, is licensed by the State of Michigan. The Center earned national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 2001 and has maintained that accreditation ever since. The accreditation criteria established standards for relationships, curriculum, assessment of child progress, health and safety, educational qualifications and experience of teaching staff, relationships with families, community relationships and resources, physical environment, and leadership and management. NAEYC accreditation is "regarded as the gold standard by parents, educators, and facilities: in early childhood programs.