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2014 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo November 5-8, 2014. 

The 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference is approaching fast, this year the Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas from November 5-8.2014. Join some of today's top experts in the early childhood field, as we discuss ways to enhance the way we develop, teach and interact with young children. This four-day conference will feature presentations, exhibits, breakouts, consultations, workshops, networking and much more. Be sure to participate in this year's scavenger hunt, where you have the opportunity to connect with different exhibitors and win some great prizes given away daily by the NAEYC. 
Here's a look at some of the sessions that will be held at this year's conference. 

A New Pilot Program from the NAEYC Academy

The NAEYC Academy has launch the System-Wide Program Portfolio Evidence Review Pilot as of October 15, 2014. This pilot aims to make the Program Portfolio creation and revision processes less burdensome for program administrators across the country. Systems comprising multiple early childhood programs can learn more and apply here.

Updated Fees for NAEYC Accreditation - Effective January 1, 2015


NAEYC’s commitment to the program administrators and teaching staff who pursue quality improvement through NAEYC Accreditation—and to the children and families who ultimately benefit from that inspiring work—has never been stronger. In order to continue supporting early childhood programs and strengthening the accreditation system, NAEYC has taken steps to ensure the long-term viability of NAEYC Accreditation.


After careful consideration, the fees for pursuing and maintaining NAEYC Accreditation will be increased starting January 1, 2015. Click here for more information. We understand that these updated fees will affect your program, and we welcome your questions and concerns.


New Trend Brief Now Available


Trend Briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect those findings to early childhood education research trends. NAEYC is proud to announce a new Trend Brief that considers the importance of family engagement, a concept that is robustly assessed through NAEYC Accreditation. Read more about Trend Briefs here.


Catch Up with the Latest Accreditation Updates


"Revised Guidance for Assessment—Effective October 1,2014"—Guidance both explains how the criteria are assessed by NAEYC and clarifies the intent of the criteria. Read more about the criteria and past revisions to Guidance here.


Criterion 5.A.03: Resource for Programs—Use this resource to ensure that your program meets Required Criterion 5.A.03. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NAEYC Academy at for clarification regarding the current requirements for 5.A.03.