NAEYC ACCREDITATION denotes the very highest quality of early care and education programs for young children. Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) have voluntarily undergone a rigorous and comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement. Each program must successfully meet all 10 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. (promote positive relationships; implement a comprehensive curriculum with varied teaching strategies; provide ongoing child assessments; support appropriate health and nutrition; provide a safe physical environment; employ a qualified teaching staff; foster and maintain relationships with families and the community and support strong program management policies).
To verify a program’s accreditation, you may visit www.naeyc.org.