NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age eight. Accreditation systems are a major part of NAEYC’s efforts to improve early childhood education; they allow programs to provide the best learning experiences for young children and their educators by meeting national standards of quality. To learn more about NAEYC’s accreditation systems, visit the NAEYC website.
About NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs
Since 1985, NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs has served as a transformative quality-improvement system that sets professional standards for early learning programs and helps families identify programs of the highest quality. Using a set of 10 research-based program standards, NAEYC Accreditation collaborates with early education centers to recognize great work already under way and to work together to understand and address areas that need improvement. To learn more about NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs, visit the NAEYC website.
About NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs
Since 2006, NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs has served as a quality improvement and quality assurance system accrediting early childhood degree programs that demonstrate evidence of excellence by meeting the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards. The NAEYC accreditation process provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation, and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs. To learn more about NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs, visit the NAEYC website.
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