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Revised Criteria & Guidance for Assessment- Effective October 1, 2015
The bi-annual update of the Guidance for Assessment documents is now available for download! Learn More!

Register Now for the 2015 Annual Conference and Expo!
There's still time to register for the world's largest and most important early childhood conference—NAEYC's can't-miss Annual Conference and Expo, Nov. 18-21 in Orlando! Rates increase Oct. 23. Click here to register!.

Celebrating 30 years of NAEYC Accreditation! 
Join us as we celebrate 30 wonderful years of accrediting early childhood programs! Learn more about different events and ways to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of NAEYC Accreditation.

Get Your Groove On!
NAEYC Accreditation turns 30 this year, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Join us at this year's Annual Conference and Expo as we celebrate the many achievements of the past three decades and look ahead to many more to come. This fun-filled, '80s-themed party will feature a DJ playing your favorite '80s tunes, a cash bar and plenty of wacky '80s attire. Partygoers are encouraged to dress in their favorite ’80s gear and come prepared to celebrate! Thank you to our generous sponsor, School Specialty! Don't wait—Buy your tickets in advance!

Join our 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Preparing Classrooms and Teaching Staff to Demonstrate Quality During the NAEYC Site Visit

Learn how NAEYC Assessors evaluate group-specific evidence during an NAEYC site visit so that teaching staff know how best to prepare themselves, their classroom environment, and their classroom portfolios for assessment. Join this workshop to:

• Use Observable Criteria and Program Portfolio tools to make group quality improvements
• Create a sample Classroom Portfolio that reflects high-quality practices
• Discuss effective strategies leading up to observations

Note: This workshop is designed for early childhood professionals working with center- and school-based programs serving young children with prior knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation who want more in-depth knowledge of how to prepare for the assessment of their groups through classroom observations and Classroom Portfolios.

Annual Conference & Expo NAEYC Accreditation Sessions At-A-Glance

Annual Conference and Expo will feature presentations, exhibits, breakouts, consultations, workshops, networking, fun and much more. For more information on some of the Accreditation sessions that will be offered, click here.

Schedule a Phone Consultation


Get answers to your questions and concerns about the NAEYC Accreditation process, educational qualifications, groups and much more by speaking directly with NAEYC Academy staff. Submit a Consultation Request to schedule a time and date for a 15, 30, or 45-minute consultation about NAEYC Accreditation.