Each class at Shorenorth is recognized by Shoreline Community College (SCC) as a separate parent education class. The Shorenorth organization consists of all enrolled class members and operates economically independent from SCC.
In 1997, Shorenorth was featured in a U.S. Department of Education Town meeting satellite program on outstanding Early Childhood Programs. Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) also featured the segment on her program, “Viewpoint on Washington.” In 1999, a KCTS documentary on the People To People Tour To China led by then Governor and Mrs. Locke featured a segment on Shorenorth, including a visit to the preschool and an interview with Pearl, who was a delegate on the trip to China.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) first accredited Shorenorth in 1999. NAEYC programs undergo a comprehensive process of internal self-study and external professional review to verify compliance with the criteria for the High Quality Early Childhood Programs. Shorenorth continues to follow the NAEYC guidelines today.