In 2003, NAEYC’s Governing Board established the Council for NAEYC Accreditation as an independent body to ensure the equity, integrity and accountability of NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children.
The Council is a 9-member group composed of early childhood education experts and representatives from accredited programs appointed by the Board for three-year terms. The Council reports directly to the Board on its five distinct responsibilities:
- Review and approve NAEYC’s early childhood education accreditation operating policies and procedures.
- Monitor the NAEYC Academy’s performance using standards for accountability.
- Oversee early childhood program accreditation decisions.
- Recommend to the Governing Board cooperative relationships with other accreditation systems.
- Regularly review and revise NAEYC’s accreditation criteria for approval by the Governing Board.
The Council seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve a 3-year term as Council members beginning in September 2013. See Call for Applications for detail.