NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards
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NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation System Standards
The 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial and Advanced Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs describe what early childhood professionals are expected to know and do, defining essential learning outcomes for professional preparation programs and presenting a shared vision of excellence. The Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs uses these standards as the basis for the accreditation of associate, baccalaureate and initial-license master's degree programs.
For a quick overview of these standards, see this summary.
Download the Full Standards Document
The 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial and Advanced Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs are available as a PDF document. Programs pursuing higher education accreditation should use this full standards document to fully inform their accreditation work.