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NAEYC Accreditation
What is Accreditation?

Early Childhood Programs accredited by the National Association for Early Childhood Program Accreditation NAEYC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria.  The program standards and accreditation criteria are based on a conceptual framework with four areas of focus:

What is a high-quality early childhood program?

A high-quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.

In accredited programs, you should see:

* frequent, positive, warm interactions among teachers and children

* planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and development, such as reading stories, block building, painting, dress-up, and active outdoor play

* specially trained teachers and administrators

* ongoing professional development

* enough adults to respond to individual children

* many varied age-appropriate materials

* respect for cultural diversity

* a healthy and safe environment for adults and children

* inclusive environments

* nutritious meals and/or snacks

* regular, two-way communication with families who are welcome visitors at all times

* effective administration

* ongoing, systematic evaluation

Grandma’s House offers Parent-Teacher Conferences four times each year; two formal and two informal.  Teachers review children’s portfolios and discuss individual goals with each child’s parent. 

Grandma's House Assessment Forms (by age of the child):

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10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria