Latest from the NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs

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Introducing NAEYC's New, Streamlined Accreditation Model

You spoke, and we listened! Based on extensive feedback and thorough review, we have developed new streamlined tools, resources, and methods for conducting accreditation site visits! Learn more about when to expect changes! 


°  Streamlined options

°  Streamlined qualifications

°  Streamlined self-study materials

°  Streamlined self-assessment materials

°  Streamlined FAQs


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Revised Criteria & Revised Criteria and Guidance for Assessment - (Effective April 1, 2017)

The bi-annual update of the Guidance for Assessment document is now available for downloading. This document highlights clarifications of criteria, based on feedback from key stakeholders, and reflections on best practices in the field. 

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Accreditation Improvements

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NAEYC Program News is a monthly email newsletter with resources, information, and new ideas for accredited programs and for programs interested in seeking accreditation. Program News keeps programs informed of the latest need-to-know updates and information regarding NAEYC Accreditation. 

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