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Accreditation – early learning programs or higher education programs – is managed by NAEYC.


Early Learning Program Accreditation – For more than 30 years, NAEYC has worked with program staff across the county to implement best practices and development a consistent understanding of how to achieve and maintain high quality.

Higher Education Programs – NAEYC/CAAEYC 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.

If you are looking for an accredited early learning program, NAEYC has a feature to search for a program using a program’s city and state, or, use your own address to find one closest to you.

Looking to advance your professional knowledge and skills? Use the filter option in NAEYC’s degree directory to narrow your search to find accredited or recognized programs for higher education.

Start here to learn more about NAEYC Accreditation.

Learn More

The CAAEYC Accreditation Committee created a short video of various accredited sites. Click below to enjoy the video.