Explore the following menu items for information to assist you as you pursue NAEYC Accreditation for your early childhood program.
The Four Steps - Programs accredited prior to September 2006 and programs pursuing initial accreditation must complete the four-step accreditation process. Programs that have already completed the four-step process will pursue a new term of accreditation through the renewal process.
Requirements - Understand the requirements your program must meet throughout the accreditation process.
Timelines - Plan your program's accreditation timeline.
Update NAEYC - Programs that have submitted an Application (Step 2) are required to Self Report major programmatic changes within 30 days and notify NAEYC of licensing status changes and critical incidents within 72 hours. Learn how to provide NAEYC with the most up-to-date information.
Educational Qualifications - Learn about how NAEYC evaluates your program administrator and teaching staff's educational qualifications throughout the accreditation process.
Withdrawals and Postponements - Learn about how to withdraw from the accreditation process, postpone a site visit, and all associated fees.
Appeals - Understand your program's options for submitting appeals regarding a decision rendered by NAEYC.