NAEYC works with NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) to review the early childhood programs at four-year colleges and universities.  NAEYC peer reviewers are faculty in early childhood programs and evaluate program reports to determine whether programs meet the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards. If a program meets the standards and receives National Recognition, and if the institution goes on to be accredited by NCATE, the program has received a nationally known mark of quality. Currently, there are over 450 NAEYC recognized baccalaureate and graduate programs in 38 states.


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