The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Their website is a tremendous resource for anyone caring for young children, with a wealth of articles and training resources on some of early childhood’s trickiest challenges.
NAEYC Accreditation Standards provide a framework for quality in early childhood education programs and make it easier for parents to find high quality learning environments for their children.
Child care providers interested in pursuing NAEYC accreditation:
We can help. Our Excellence in Care and Early Learning (ExCEL) team of early childhood quality coaches can assist you with the accreditation process.