Trend Briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect the findings to early childhood research trends. The analysis of this data tells the story of successful approaches used by high quality programs.
In preparation for the launch of the reinvented accreditation system, a series of field studies were conducted from 2004-2005. The goal of these field tests was to develop the new accreditation assessment instruments and to ensure their reliability and validity. The Research Process to Develop a Reinvented Accreditation System highlights the goals of these initial field tests.