Early Learning Program Accreditation Standards & Assessment Items
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The NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation Standards and Assessment Items aim to ensure the quality of children's daily experiences in early learning programs and to promote positive child outcomes. NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation helps create a unifying framework of quality that is aligned with the profession’s collective knowledge of best practices.
Standards and Assessment Items
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Standard 1: Relationships
Standard 2: Curriculm
Standard 3: Teaching
Standard 4: Assessment of Child Progress
Standard 5: Health
Standard 6: Staff Competencies, Preparation, and Support
Standard 7: Families
Standard 8: Community Relations
Standard 9: Physical Environment
Standard 10: Leadership and Management
Use NAEYC Resource and Tools and Ensure Your Success
We want you to be successful so we’ve updated our resources and tools to support your accreditation efforts. Data from the 2017 accreditation pilot indicated that the most successful programs used NAEYC resources to deepen their understanding of the NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation Standards and Assessment Items.