Thank you for your stories! A select number of stories submitted prior to the October deadline were compiled in this special booklet, which was also available at the 2010 Annual Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California.
NAEYC's vision is clear: every child should have access to safe and high-quality early childhood education. This mission comes alive each day through people like you who work on behalf of young children. You make a difference by choosing NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children. As a parent, you know that early years are learning years™. As an educator, you know that what you do and the quality of the environment in which you work has a huge impact on each child in reaching his or her potential.
NAEYC is taking a moment to pause and say thank you.
“My child loves his school…Accredited programs tend to attract [teachers] who, not only view themselves as educators, they consider themselves child advocates.” — Kate, whose son attends an NAEYC-Accredited program in San Antonio, Texas
"By being an NAEYC-Accredited program, we are able to educate families about quality early education." — Jeanette, a program administrator in Bronx, New York
More on NAEYC Accreditation
- History of NAEYC Accreditation (from the November issue of Young Children)