The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the Professional Preparation Standards. Accreditation provides a framework for self study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs. Since the accreditation system began in 2006, 183 programs at 156 institutions have earned accreditation from the Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation. There are accredited associate degree programs in 30 states. More than 100 additional programs are currently in self-study in 33 states.
Summer 2013 Commission Decisions
Fourteen Associate Degree programs earned Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation at the most recent meeting of the Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation. Read more about these recent accreditation decisions in our latest press release. Visit our Accredited Program Search page to see a list of all accredited programs.
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