The Accreditation Training Center delivers training opportunities to help programs engage in continuous quality improvement through achieving NAEYC Accreditation. Training opportunities are available at our national conferences, affiliate conferences, and NAEYC headquarters.
NAEYC awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its professional development programs as an Authorized Provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Participants may earn 0.6 CEU for attending a full-day workshop and successfully completing a written post-assessment.
The Accreditation Training Center offers intensive, full-day workshops to provide a deeper understanding of NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children. Workshops take place at NAEYC Headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.
On September 18, visit the NAEYC Academy in Washington, DC for a full-day training opportunity. Learn how NAEYC Assessors evaluate group-specific evidence during an NAEYC site visit so that teaching staff know how best to prepare themselves, their classroom environment, and their classroom portfolios for assessment. Join this workshop to:
- Use Observable Criteria and Program Portfolio tools to make group quality improvements
- Create a sample Classroom Portfolio that reflects high-quality practices
- Discuss effective strategies leading up to observations
Note: This workshop is designed for early childhood professionals working with center- and school-based programs serving young children with prior knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation who want more in-depth knowledge of how to prepare for the assessment of their groups through classroom observations and Classroom Portfolios.
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Affiliate AEYC Affiliate Conferences
The Accreditation Training Center partners with NAEYC Affiliates to offer detailed NAEYC Accreditation seminars in a selection of states each year. These local offerings typically provide smaller group training than NAEYC's Annual Conference and the opportunity to have your questions answered first-hand.
Texas AEYC Annual Conference (September 4-6)
- Through the Assessor’s Eyes – How Classrooms are Observed during the NAEYC Site Visit
- Maintaining Accreditation
The Accreditation Training Center also provides training at a limited number of conferences offered by other stakeholder groups. Some of these events may not be open to the general public. Contact the host organization for more details.
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