By being a part of an NAEYC-Accredited program, you declare you are dedicated to providing the very best for young children, their families, and your community. No matter how or when you became involved in the NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children, we want to hear from you! We know you all have amazing stories about your journeys through the Accreditation process, your personal advancement in the field, or involvement in the lives of the children who have left your programs and found incredible successes in school, work, and life.
Send us your story! Be as creative as you would like. Use video, text, or audio to let us know how NAEYC-Accreditation has shaped your teaching philosophy, your program, or your community.
The best stories submitted this Fall were recognized during an NAEYC Accreditation 25th Anniversary special event at the 2010 Annual Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California, and featured on NAEYC’s website!
Please use these questions to guide your story, but let yourself be creative!
- Why did you seek NAEYC Accreditation for your program?
- When did you first earn NAEYC Accreditation? What was the process like?
- What has been the value of NAEYC Accreditation to your program?
- How has NAEYC Accreditation benefited the children, families, and staff in your program?
The deadline for all story submissions has been extended to Friday, December 31, 2010.
Thank you for sharing your story with us!
By submitting your photograph or video, you agree to give the National Association for the Education of Young Children (“NAEYC”) a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to edit, publish, distribute, post on the internet and otherwise use the submitted photograph or video, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed.
By submitting your photograph or video, you warrant that you have the legal right to do so – i.e., that you: (1) took the photograph or video yourself; (2) own any applicable copyright(s) in the photograph or video; and/or (3) have obtained any and all necessary permissions to distribute the photograph or video to NAEYC with the understanding that it will be used in the manner described above, including releases signed by all recognizable individuals portrayed in the photograph or video (or, if any individual portrayed is under age 18, signed by a parent or legal guardian).