Earthplace Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We chose to become accredited by NAEYC because the 10 standards on which we are assessed reflect the goals that we work toward on a daily basis. Knowing that our efforts reflect a national standard that early childhood programs across the country are working toward helps to guide and validate all of the work that goes into making Earthplace Preschool the quality of school to which we aspire.

The NAEYC accreditation system was established in 1985 to set professional standards for early childhood education and to help families identify high quality preschools. The new standards that are currently in effect were changed in 2006 to  introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for children and families. These standards reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development.

The 10 areas of assessment are Relationships, Curriculum, Teaching, Assessment of Child Progress, Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, Physical Environment, and Leadership and Management. To read a more in depth description of these areas please click here. To read more about NAEYC and accreditation please refer to the NAEYC family page.