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)
Speak directly with NAEYC Early Learning Program staff about the NAEYC Accreditation process, educational qualifications, groups, and much more by submitting a Consultation Request.