Annual Report Form, First through Third Anniversaries
|Annual Report Form, Fourth Anniversary|
|Annual Report FAQs|
The purpose of the Annual Report is to:
- Ensure that accredited programs are continuing to meet the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria.
- Increase the accountability of the NAEYC Accreditation system for children, families, and all customers of NAEYC Accreditation.
- Provide NAEYC with the most up-to-date information related to the program’s current daily operations and overall characteristics.
NAEYC-accredited programs must complete and submit an Annual Report Form on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversaries of accreditation. Note that the special fourth anniversary Annual Report is intended to streamline the renewal process that will occur in the final year of a program's five-year term of NAEYC Accreditation.
The Annual Report will be reviewed by NAEYC Academy staff members to determine one of the following:
- NAEYC Accreditation is maintained and no further information or action is required.
- Annual Report is incomplete and additional information is required.
- Program experienced changes that require additional verification.
- NAEYC Accreditation is revoked based on the scope and severity screening process, which is conducted in accordance with the required criteria policy. Revocation ONLY occurs if the information included in the Annual Report indicates a clear violation of a required criterion that is found to be serious and reasonably attributed to the program.