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Revised Criteria & Revised Criteria and Guidance for Assessment—(Effective October 1, 2016)

The bi-annual update of the Guidance for Assessment document is now available for downloading. This document highlights clarifications of criteria, based on feedback from key stakeholders, and reflections on best practices in the field.

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Accreditation Improvements

Major Improvements to NAEYC’s Accreditation System for Early Learning Programs are Under Way

You spoke, and we listened! Based on extensive feedback and thorough review, we're making improvements to the accreditation process. This includes increased support options, upgraded technology, and much more! Read more in the September 2016 issue of Young Children!

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