Accreditation of Programs for Young Children
Since 1985, NAEYC's national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high quality programs for their young children.
Accreditation of Higher Education Programs
NAEYC accredits high-quality associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs that prepare early childhood educators.
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Recognition of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Programs
NAEYC also recognized high-quality baccalaureate and graduate programs, as part of the accreditation system of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Visit the CAEP website to view a list of NAEYC-recognized professional preparation programs »