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Elevate your ECE Program with NAEYC Accreditation!

FLAEYC provides ongoing support to programs working on NAEYC Accreditation by supporting efforts to raise program quality & recognizing the milestones ECE programs have achieved. 

We're a NAEYC-Approved
Accreditation Facilitation Program

We have partnered with NAEYC to become an Accreditation Facilitation Program. This means FLAEYC is available to provide technical assistance and other support to programs working on NAEYC Accreditation through individually tailored services. This also includes supporting child care centers, preschools and other early learning programs invest in efforts to raise program quality or seek recognition for quality that they have already achieved. 

FLAEYC Accreditation Services

Individualized Programs Support

  • Assessment of classrooms

  • Coaching/mentoring administrator

  • Assessment of the program administration (Program Administration Scale/PAS)

  • Portfolio Review

  • Professional Development Plans

  • Board workshops

  • Phone consultation

Group-Focused Support

  • Program administrator meetings

  • Workshops/training’s/panels

  • Networking

  • Training on assessment tools              

  • Visits to other programs

  • Peer-to-peer mentoring

​*Some services provided will have a fee for service. Technical Assistance packages are available. Contact Wendy for a sample price sheet. 

We also provide other resources and services including conference workshops, symposiums, webinars, recognition events, and more. Our team has the benefit of a dedicated Quality Initiatives Specialist to assist programs, centers, and more with accreditation, whether you are renewing, applying for the first time, or just interested in learning more. Contact Wendy at wendyo@flaeyc.org

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Accreditation Benefits

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For Children & Families

NAEYC Accreditation can help parents feel good about the child-care, preschool, and kindergarten programs they choose. NAEYC Accreditation has become the mark of quality, helping parents find the best possible early childhood experience. Over 35 years ago, NAEYC created an accreditation system to improve the education and care provided in programs for young children.

  • NAEYC Accreditation ensures children are safe, healthy, and learning each day.

  • NAEYC-accredited programs support all areas of early learning and development.

  • NAEYC-accredited early learning programs are meticulously measured for indicators of quality from guidelines for teacher preparation through safety standards in the classroom

  • NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children’s success.

As a reputable quality indicator, NAEYC Accreditation correlates with children’s greater readiness and success in school and beyond; increased educational attainment rates; and overall healthier lifestyles.

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For Teachers & Administrators

As a facilitator of quality-improvement initiatives in classrooms across the country, NAEYC Accreditation is dedicated to ensuring that teaching staff and administrators have access to the latest research and use the best practices in the early learning field.

  • NAEYC-accredited programs have access to a vast network of high-quality accredited programs and research to learn from.

  • The accreditation process leads to improved staff morale, greater staff retention, and a more positive, energetic work atmosphere overall

  • NAEYC Accreditation offers programs access to continuous quality improvement, the latest research on best practices, training, and technical assistance.

  • NAEYC Accreditation is a recognized accreditation system for the Florida Gold Seal Program which provides monetary benefits such as higher tuition reimbursements and tax benefits.  Click here for more information about Florida Gold Seal.

Teachers and administrators committed to the quality and education of young children can be confident that NAEYC accreditation correlates with the highest quality early childhood learning experiences to ensure children’s healthy growth and success.  

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For Communities

Programs that pursue NAEYC Accreditation join a community invested in ensuring quality early learning opportunities for young children everywhere. 

  • NAEYC-accredited programs advocate for early childhood educators to have access to training and adequate compensation

  • NAEYC-accredited programs partner with their community to provide needed services and resources to families

  • NAEYC-accredited programs provide a strong foundation so that children are prepared for life, school, and career.

  • NAEYC-accredited programs join an expansive system of affiliate offices across the country that advocate on behalf of young children everywhere.

NAEYC’s resources for families, practitioners and programs create a web of support and connectivity, making NAEYC the foremost association in the field of early learning.

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