As of January 1, 2011, after submitting the Enrollment form (Step 1), a program will be enrolled in NAEYC Accreditation for two years. To maintain its status as an enrolled program after two years, a program must submit an Enrollment Maintenance fee of $100. For each additional year the program wishes to retain its enrolled status, the $100 Enrollment Maintenance fee will be assessed. Once a program becomes an Applicant for NAEYC Accreditation (Step 2), the Enrollment Maintenance fee is no longer required to maintain its status as an enrolled program and it will no longer be assessed the fee.
Programs that are currently in enrolled status will not be assessed the Enrollment Maintenance fee right away. These programs will automatically retain enrolled status for two years before their first Enrollment Maintenance fee is due on January 1, 2013. An Enrollment Maintenance fee will be assessed each year thereafter, until the program becomes an Applicant for NAEYC Accreditation (Step 2). Programs that do not pay the Enrollment Maintenance fee will lose their status as a program enrolled in NAEYC Accreditation. If a program that loses its enrolled status wishes to pursue NAEYC Accreditation in the future, it must submit a new Enrollment form and fee.
If a program exits from the accreditation process, the program will remain in enrolled status for one year. After that year, the program is required to submit the $100 Enrollment Maintenance fee to retain its status as a program Enrolled in NAEYC Accreditation.