National Accreditation of Child Care Programs
National accreditation is another way to judge the quality of a child care program. Family child care homes and child care centers can choose to get accredited by a child care accrediting organization. If they do so, they have to meet higher standards than licensing rules. The program must offer the kind of care, attention, and educational activities parents look for in quality child care programs. It must offer activities and experiences that will aid in a child's growth and development and that will help them prepare for school.
Accreditation Associations and Programs
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Afterschool Association (NAA)
Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)
National Association for the Educaton of Young Children (NAEYC)
Nationa Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
National Early Childhood Program Accredtation (NECPA)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
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