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, 186 programs 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.
Spring 2013 Commission Decisions
Thirteen Associate Degree programs recently earned Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation and four programs renewed their accreditation, marking the first round of renewals in the Accreditation system's seven-year history. Read more about these recent accreditation decisions in our latest press release. Visit our Accredited Program Search page to see a list of all 186 accredited programs.
Call for Commissioner nominations
The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation is inviting nominations for Commissioners.
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