|For Immediate Release:
November 10, 2010
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Kristina Gawrgy Campbell
NAEYC becomes authorized provider of IACET CEUs
Prestigious authorization demonstrates commitment to high-quality lifelong learning
(WASHINGTON) – The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) the prestigious Authorized Provider status. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.
“NAEYC is proud of our education programs, which provide professional development opportunities each year in early childhood education so that educators of young children stay on the cutting edge,” said Peter J. Pizzolongo, Senior Director for Professional Development. “Our new partnership with IACET is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for all of our programs, and we are very pleased to join an elite group of organizations that offer excellent continuing education and training programs.”
“We are pleased to welcome NAEYC as our newest Authorized Provider organization,” said Karen Brown, President of IACET and Senior HR Manager of Nuclear Power at Shaw Group in Massachusetts. “NAEYC joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met.”
NAEYC awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for three types of professional development programs.
Online self-paced learning:
- Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Intentionality
- Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Play
- Communications Skills for Challenging Conversations: Training for Program Administrators
- Developmental Screening and Classroom-Based Assessment of Preschoolers: Training for Program Administrators
DVD-ROM, self-paced learning:
- HRM Journal: Human Resources Management in Early Childhood Programs
More information on NAEYC CEUs, as well as frequently asked questions, can be found at www.naeyc.org/ecp/ceu.
In order to achieve Authorized Provider status, NAEYC completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. NAEYC has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, NAEYC is now linked to the IACET website and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a nonprofit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.