NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs
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The Commission's Role
The principal function of The NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs is to exercise professional judgment in making accreditation decisions and setting policies and standards. The Commission also works with NAEYC staff to develop guidance documents and data gathering instruments necessary to carry out these functions.
The Commission consists of not fewer than eight members, who serve staggered three-year terms. One member is elected as chairperson. Commissioners bring a demonstrated commitment to the aims of early childhood teacher education at higher education institutions; an understanding of the nature of program accreditation systems, policy and procedures; and respect for the confidential, fair, and impartial nature of accreditation decisions. The Commission must include at least one public member who is not a member of the early childhood profession.
Current Commission Roster
- Crystal Swank, Chair - Truckee Meadows Community College, NV
- Bridget Murray, Chair Elect - Henderson Community College, KY
- Kathy Allen, Past Chair - Blue Ridge Community College, NC
- Stacy Atkinson - Ivy Tech Community College, IN
- Nancy Barbour - James Madison University, VA
- Nancy Beaver - Eastfield College, TX
- Donna Gollnick - Public Member
- Tiffany Hunter - Clark State Community College, OH
- Wei Qiu - Weber State University, UT
- Bweikia Steen - Trinity Washington University, DC
- Reginald Williams - South Carolina State University, SC
- Victoria Young-Chiverton - Central Arizona College, AZ
- Mary Harrill, Ex Officio member - Senior Director of Higher Education, NAEYC
Applying to Serve on the Commission
The Commission is not currently accepting applications at this time. When openings are available, this page will be updated with details regarding how to apply.