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The accreditation training center supports early learning programs as they engage in continuous quality improvement through NAEYC Accreditation. Accreditation training is available in a variety of settings:
- National conferences
- On-site trainings
If you have any questions, or would like to have NAEYC Accreditation staff present at your conference, contact AccreditationTraining@naeyc.org.
NAEYC's 2017 Annual Conference Recap
The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where tens of thousands of educators choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits. View the presentations from annual conference!
- A New Approach to Standard 6
- Continuous Program Quality Improvement Through Portfolio Creation
- Introduction to NAEYC Accreditation Model
- Preparing for a Site Visit: The Assessor's Perspective
- Preparing for Renewal
We are delighted to offer a variety of brand-new support services to help programs and agencies learn more about NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs. These sessions are designed to help administrators, coaches, technical assistance providers, and teachers learn more about preparing for accreditation.
Accreditation 101: Understanding the Accreditation Process and Expectations
Session description: This session provides an overview of the four-step process for achieving NAEYC Accreditation. This training session is recommended for programs that are not currently accredited and who are embarking on their initial accreditation.
Preparing for a Site Visit: The Assessor’s Perspective
Session description: This session examines how assessors approach rating all elements of the group environment including: teaching practices, relationships, curriculum and play, materials and equipment, displays, transitions, and health and safety practices. This training is designed for programs that are in the preparation stage for their initial or renewal site visit.
Continuous Program Quality Improvement Through Program Portfolio Creation
Session description: This session provides strategies on how to streamline your program and classroom portfolios to be able to focus on what matters most. This training is recommended for programs that understand the accreditation process and are ready to begin pursuing accreditation, but are looking for guidance on the portfolio assembly process.
The Streamlined Accreditation Model
Session description: This session provides an in-depth look at the new streamlined accreditation model. Participants will learn about the streamlined tools, resources, and methods for conducting accreditation site visits.
This training is recommended for programs that want to Opt-in and use the Streamlined Accreditation Model.
Please complete the form that best describes your training needs:
On-site Training Request Form – Complete this form to request an in-person training on-site scheduled at your convenience
Conference Presentation Request Form – Complete this form to request an in-person presentation at a conference
Need help with accreditation?
Speak directly with NAEYC Early Learning Program staff about the NAEYC Accreditation process, educational qualifications, classes, and much more by contacting us at 1-800-424-2460, option 3.