PowerPoint outlines of the Academy's presentations at this year's Annual Conference are now available.
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NAEYC Accreditation 101
Introduction to Preparing Program and Classroom Portfolios
Understanding Staff Qualification for NAEYC Accreditation
Through the Assessor's Eyes: How Classrooms are Observed during the NAEYC Site Visit
Maintaining Your Accreditation
Preparing for Renewal
Classroom Portfolios as a Strategy for Professional Development
Creating a Streamlined Program Portfolio
Revised Guidance for Assessment—Effective October 1, 2013
Twice a year, the NAEYC Academy revises “Guidance for Assessment,” a supplement to NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria
. Guidance both explains how the criteria are assessed by NAEYC and clarifies the intent of the criteria. Revised Guidance for Assessment – Effective October 1, 2013
provides programs with advance notice of important upcoming guidance changes.
Programs visited on and after October 1 will be assessed according to this revised guidance. To view revised guidance in context, visit TORCH
or click "Standards & Criteria," then "Access Standards & Criteria."
Changes to Infant Sleep Surface Assessment in April 2014
Up until March 31, 2014, all NAEYC Assessors will execute the current assessment protocol regarding infant sleep surfaces on all visits. Beginning on April 1, 2014, the Academy will introduce a new protocol for assessing criterion 5.A.12. A detailed overview of this new procedure will be released with the January 2014 Accreditation e-Update.
Documenting Quality: A Teacher’s Guide to Creating a Classroom Portfolio
Discover best practices, organization tips, and practical strategies for creating a classroom portfolio in NAEYC’s new, online training course. Learners will take an in-depth look at classroom portfolios to better understand what they are, how they’re put together, and the benefits they provide. Registration opens in March, 2013. Get more information here