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Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems

NAEYC values the role of higher education in advancing the early childhood education profession. Through its higher education accreditation and recognition systems, NAEYC provides two mechanisms for early childhood degree programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality professional preparation. Learn more about these two systems—and how to join the group of peer reviewers that help make them possible—below.

Standards

The NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards serve as the basis for NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation and Recognition decisions. 

Peer Reviewers

The NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation and Recognition systems rely on the service and expertise of volunteer faculty peer reviewers.