Accreditation by NAEYC


A Child’s Way Kindergarten-Preschool has been accredited by The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC) since 1997.  NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality early learning environments.  

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, A Child's Way Kindergarten-Preschool went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvment process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards, and hundred of corresponding individual criteria.  NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years.

In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education.  More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC--less than 10 percent of ALL child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.  

For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit the NAEYC website at