A.A. Degree Accreditation

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

What is NAEYC degree accreditation?

The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the commission's  Professional Preparation Standards. Accreditation provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs.


2010 Standards

  • Standard 1: Promoting child development and learning
  • Standard 2: Building family and community relationships
  • Standard 3: Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
  • Standard 4: Using developmental effective approaches
  • Standard 5: Using content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
  • Standard 6: Becoming a professional
  • Standard 7: Early childhood field experiences

The Supportive Skills

  • Supportive Skill 1: Self-assessment and self-advocacy
  • Supportive Skill 2: Mastering and applying foundational concepts from general education
  • Supportive Skill 3: Written and verbal communications skills
  • Supportive Skill 4: Making connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning
  • Supportive Skill 5: Identifying and using professional resources

Child Development & Education Conceptual Framework

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2016 Report

2015 Report 

For more information about this project, contact Jayanti Roy.

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