Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process whereby early care and education facilities can improve program quality. Accreditation is one measure of quality many families look for when choosing an early education facility for their children, it ensures that staff are prepared to meet families’ needs and are committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement.

Accredited Early Care and Education Programs Provide:

  • Excellent Education
  • Professional Staff
  • High Standards
  • Commitment
  • Leadership

Indiana Accreditation Project

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WHO BENEFITS FROM NATIONAL ACCREDITATION?

Children
Young children in accredited programs receive nurturing care in a safe, healthy environment that is respectful of their cultural backgrounds. Children participate in enriching educational activities with resources most appropriate for their age, development and individual needs.

Families
Accreditation helps families choose an educational environment for their children they can be confident is responsive, safe, and stimulating.

Employers
Accredited programs provide consistent, high- quality settings that directly improve employee attendance, morale and productivity.

Communities
By offering exceptionally high-quality early care and education, accredited programs help to strengthen families, build more vibrant neighborhoods and create stronger communities.

Discover accreditation in more depth and find more resources through the Indiana Accreditation project here.

FIND THE ACCREDITING BODY THAT FITS YOUR PROGRAM

MAKE THE ACCREDITATION DECISION.

Review the links below to find overviews, processes and resources for each accrediting body.

  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care)
  • COA (Council on Accreditation)
  • NECPA National Early Childhood Program Accreditation)
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)

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