Markel honors child care centers with distinguished Safety 1st award

Jan 12, 2016, 11:47 ET from Markel

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel announced today that 28 child care centers have received the prestigious Safety 1st designation for 2015.

Each year, Markel's Safety 1st program recognizes policyholders who have shown an exceptional commitment to the safety of their employees and customers.

Michael Swain, Senior Loss Control Specialist for Markel Specialty, stated, "Child care centers must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They must have a proven safety record, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be recognized for keeping safety a top priority."

The Markel Safety 1st award recipients for 2015 are:

A Readiness Learning Academy, Inc.
ABC Learning Center
Bells Ferry Learning Center
Bloomfield Maples Montessori
Bloomingdale Academy
Carlton Academy Day School
Cathy's Daycare Learning center
Cathy's Nursery School|
Children's Family Center
Children's New World
Class 1 Child Care, Inc.
Cozy Critters Child Care
Dreamcatcher Educators, LLC
Enrichment Workshop for Children
Everything Grows Childcare and Learning Center
First Choice for Children, Inc.
First Friends Child Care
Kids 2 Treasure, LLC
Lambs & Ivy School
Layton Children's Center
Little Treasures Preschool
Moldovan Academy, Inc.
My Amigos Bilingual Education Center
Play Groups School
Red Apple Child Care Center of Virginia
St. David's Episcopal Day School
The Learning Center Preschool in Ocean View, LLC
Williams After School Club, Inc.

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