• 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.  There are currently programs at 161 institutions in 31 states accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation.   More than 100 additional programs are currently in self-study in 36 states.
     

    Summer 2014 Commission Decisions

    Associate Degree programs at five institutions earned Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation and programs at 15 institutions earned renewed 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.

    2015 Commission Appointments

    The Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation has appointed two new members to serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2015. Read more about the new Commission members in this press release or view the current 2014 Commission roster.

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    NAEYC's accreditation system depends on the commitment and professionalism of our peer reviewers.

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    What are the benefits of accreditation?


    Marketing materials are available to help you make the case for seeking accreditation for your early childhood associate degree program. 

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