Early Learning Program Accreditation

For more than 30 years, we have worked together with program staff across the country to implement best practices and develop a consistent understanding of how to achieve and maintain high quality.

Due to the pandemic, NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs released a new option for programs to become accredited or maintain their accreditation if a standard accreditation site visit is not possible. Learn more about Provisional Accreditation

Getting Started


 Learn about the benefits of accreditation, overview of the standards & read policies. 

What's the Process?

Learn about the four steps of the accreditation process, view fees & understand the standards & assessment measures.

Support and Resources

View a variety of support services to help programs & agencies learn more about accreditation. 

Administrative Support

Provisional Accreditation

A  new pathway for programs to engage in the accreditation process during this time if an onsite observation visit is not possible.

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Looking for a form? You're in the right place! All the forms you'll need throughout the accreditation process are accessible here.

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Accredited Program Search

NAEYC maintains a list of programs that are currently accredited to assist individuals in finding NAEYC-accredited programs in their area. 

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Accreditation Portal Log in

Log in to the Accreditation Portal.  You now are able to advance through the accreditation process at a pace that is right for you. 

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