Intent to Renew form
The Intent to Renew form is used to inform NAEYC of a program’s commitment to pursue a new term of NAEYC Accreditation. The Intent to Renew form and applicable fee can be submitted along with, but not before, the submission of the 4th Anniversary Annual Report. Refer to the Timeline for Currently Accredited Programs for your program’s Intent to Renew due date, which is the last date to submit Intent to Renew for programs that wish to avoid a lapse in NAEYC Accreditation.
There are specific submission deadlines for renewal that currently accredited programs must meet in order to seamlessly transition into a new five-year accreditation term. These deadlines are published in the timeline for currently accredited programs. A program that meets the renewal due dates will receive its site visit decision before the end of its current term of NAEYC Accreditation. If the program receives a site visit decision of “Accredited”, it will seamlessly transition into a new five-year term of NAEYC Accreditation after the end of its current term of NAEYC Accreditation.
If a program chooses not to meet the renewal due dates published in the timeline for currently accredited programs, its NAEYC Accreditation will no longer be valid following the valid until date listed on the NAEYC Accreditation Certificate. If the program wishes to regain its NAEYC Accreditation, it may submit Intent to Renew up to one calendar year after its valid until date to begin the Renewal process. The Renewal process must be successfully completed, with the program earning a site visit decision of “accredited”, for the program to regain its status as an NAEYC Accredited program.