Empower your program's success! Equip your program with the tools to provide the best learning experiences for young children and provide the highest quality professional preparation of educators by meeting national standards of quality.

Interested in Accreditation? Watch this video to learn more!

Discover how to take charge of your Early Learning Program accreditation process. Log in to the Early Learning Program Accreditation Portal!

Are you a researcher interested in accessing the data collected through either the Early Learning Program Accreditation System or the Early Childhood Higher Education Accreditation System? If so, visit our accreditation research database webpage for more information.

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Early Learning Programs

Learn about the Early Learning Program Accreditation process and standards for ensuring high-quality experiences for children in early learning programs.

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Early Learning Program Accreditation Portal

The portal is now live! Access your basic program records, add more data, and move through the accreditation process at your own pace.

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Find an Accredited Early Learning Program

Are you looking for a high-quality program for your child? This is the place to start!

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Higher Education Programs

Engage in one of our higher education accreditation or recognition systems and demonstrate your commitment to high-quality professional preparation.

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Find an Accredited or Recognized Degree Program

Looking to advance your professional knowledge and skills? Use the filter option in NAEYC's degree directory to narrow your search to find accreditated or recognized programs.  

Higher Ed Directory