WHO BENEFITS FROM NATIONAL ACCREDITATION?
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.
Accreditation helps families choose an educational environment for their children they can be confident is responsive, safe, and stimulating.
Accredited programs provide consistent, high- quality settings that directly improve employee attendance, morale and productivity.
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
Review the links below to find overviews of the seven approved accrediting bodies approved for Paths to QUALITY™ Level 4 in Indiana.
- 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)
- NLSA (National Lutheran School Accreditation)
- NAC (National Accreditation Commission)
- Cognia Accreditation
Please note that financial scholarships are only currently offered for NAEYC, NAFCC, NECPA, ACSI, and COA.