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.

Visit our accreditation operational updates page for the most up to date information on NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation adjustments due to Covid-19.

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

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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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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