Early Learning Program Accreditation

For more than 30 years, NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs has worked with programs to implement best practices and develop a consistent understanding of how to achieve and maintain high quality.

Important Message

You spoke, we listened, and made significant enhancements to the accreditation process and standards. To prepare for this transition please review the standards, dates, forms and resources. Learn more about the 2018 transition.

Getting Started


 Learn about the benefits of accreditation, overview of the 10 standards & read policies. 

What's the Process?

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

Support and Resources

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

Administrative Support

Program Log in

Log in in to your programs record to view invoices and see  resources such as the accreditation logo and other materials to help promote accreditation. 

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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

Find Information about a program's accreditation status.

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NAEYC offers top-notch technical assistance to programs interested or engaged in the NAEYC Accreditation process.

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