NAEYC Accreditation

What is NAEYC Accreditation?

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offers accreditation to programs serving young children. This represents a mark of quality in early childhood education. Early childhood experiences have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning.

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What is Accreditation & Quality Improvement Support?

Thrive!, Connecticut’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS), offers Accreditation & Quality Improvement Support to connect your program to a trained facilitator for overview sessions and study groups.

NAEYC Accreditation Supports

Overview sessions are being conducted statewide. Sessions are being offered to programs that are new to accreditation and sessions for programs that are currently NAEYC accredited to review system changes.