|Self Report Form|
|72- Hour Notification Form|
|Self Report FAQs|
The purpose of the Self Report and 72- Hour Notification form for a currently accredited program is to:
- Ensure that accredited programs are continuing to meet the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria, including all Required Criteria.
- Provide the NAEYC with the most up-to-date program information.
If your program is not currently accredited, review Update NAEYC- Not Currently Accredited.
Use the charts below to determine how to inform NAEYC of changes within your program.
Self Report form: Program staff must inform NAEYC of all major programmatic changes using the Self Report form within 30 days of the change.
TYPE OF CHANGE
Major changes to the program. Examples of major changes include, but are not limited to:
72- Hour Notification form: Programs must notify NAEYC of critical incidents that may impact program quality status within 72 hours by completing a 72- Hour Notification form. A program should not wait until the Annual Report is due to submit this notification to NAEYC.
TYPE OF INCIDENT
Any incident that did or could have compromised the essential health or safety of any child, such as but not limited to:
|Any operational disruption that prevents a program from serving children for any period of time.|
If NAEYC learns that a program failed to report major programmatic changes or critical incidents within the timeframes described in the table above, additional verification will be required.
Programs submitting a 72 Hour Notification Form to NAEYC will be required to redact (i.e., remove or obscure) confidential or sensitive information, such as the names of children and teaching staff. 72-Hour Notification Forms are reviewed by staff and then sent to the Early Learning Programs Scope and Severity Committee. Redaction of sensitive information is the best way to ensure confidentiality of persons and organizations. For more information about what information should be redacted, click here.
Listed below are the possible outcomes of Self Reports and 72- Hour Notification forms submitted by currently NAEYC- Accredited programs. If your program is not currently accredited, review Update NAEYC- Not Currently Accredited.
- NAEYC Accreditation is maintained and no further information or action is required.
- Program experienced changes that require additional verification.
- NAEYC Accreditation is revoked or denied.
For more information, refer to the 72-Hour Notification Policy.