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Keeping NAEYC informed about changes and incidents is an essential part of maintaining NAEYC Accreditation. Doing so helps ensure that accredited programs are continuing to meet the 10 NAEYC Early Learning Program Standards.
Annual Report Form
Submit an annual report form and fee on the first, second, third, and fourth year accreditation anniversaries (date printed on accreditation certificate). Annual reports are designed to routinely monitor a program's performance, to ensure program accountability and continuous quality improvement to enhance outcomes for children. When completing annual reports, be sure to reflect on continuous quality improvement practices that were completed in the last 12 months. At the end of a program’s fifth accreditation anniversary programs are required to submit a remittance notice and annual accreditation fee.
An NAEYC accredited program that does not submit the annual report and/or show evidence that it continues to meet and maintain all requirements for NAEYC Accreditation may have their accreditation revoked.
Self-report to NAEYC when major changes occur at your program. Programs are responsible for providing NAEYC with update-to-date information about the program’s profile, a change in location, merger with another program and the addition or deletion of a satellite location by submitting the self-report form within 30 days. Information provided will be reviewed to determine the program’s ability to continually meet NAEYC accreditation requirements and maintain implementation of the 10 NAEYC Early Learning Standards.
72 Hour Notification Form
Notify NAEYC within 72 Hours of any critical incidents that occur which may impact the program’s quality, or any disruption in the program’s operation that prevents the program from serving children for any period of time. Information requested on the 72-hour notification form aligns with the scope and severity screen factors and may require further review of the program’s accreditation status.
Operational disruptions include:
- Human-made disasters (i.e. flooding due to plumbing issues, vandalism, renovations beyond the control of the program)
- Serious weather events (i.e. hurricane or tornado)
A program in operational disruption may maintain its current term of accreditation by submitting the annual accreditation fees. Programs may not engage in the renewal process while the program is not in operation.