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Accreditation

Empower your program's success!  NAEYC's two quality assurance system levels equip programs with the tools to provide the best learning experiences for young children and provide the highest quality professional preparation of educators by meeting national standards of quality.

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Higher Education Programs

Through its higher education accreditation and recognition systems, NAEYC provides two mechanisms for early childhood degree programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality professional preparation.

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Find an Accredited or Recognized Degree Program

Looking to advance your professional knowledge and skills? Use the filter option in NAEYC's degree directory to narrow your search by accreditation and/or recognition status.

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Early Learning Programs

Learn about NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Accreditation process and our standards for ensuring high-quality experiences for children in early learning programs.

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Find an Accredited Early Learning Program

Are you looking for a high-quality program for your child? This is the place to start!

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