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.
Relationships Between NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation Standards and Criteria, Family Engagement, and Strengthening Families™ Program Strategies
Teaching: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 3
Assessment of Child Progress: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 4
Relationships: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 1
Supporting Cultural Competence: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Cross-Cutting Theme in Program Standards
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.
To ensure the ongoing reliability of the NAEYC accreditation system, the Reliability and Validity Study
was conducted from 2009-2010. The findings from these field tests inform ongoing system improvements.