As the only independent early childhood accrediting organization, our non-profit mission is to encourage your quality and recognize your excellence. We are dedicated to supporting you through each step of the Accreditation process with easy to understand guidance and rationale balanced with a user friendly tool. We commit each day to leading you forward by extending services that make success attainable.
- Mentor Program
- Online Resources
NECPA Accreditation is an important endeavor for a number of reasons. Primarily, the self-assessment process which involves parents, staff and program management encourages all to work together to reach for a higher level of quality. This teamwork, of course, ultimately benefits our children. Accreditation is a learning process, an improvement tool. Next, Accreditation helps parents locate high quality programs. Accreditation is also valuable recognition awarded to deserving programs that choose to set themselves apart from the rest.
The result of Accreditation is improved quality, both in the developmental program for young children and in the health and safety of the environment. Because the NECPA process involves the center management, teachers, and families, all growing as they reach for this higher level of quality, all benefit from the results.
We put enormous energy into providing a reliable and consistent Accreditation experience, a program that you can rely on to be structured around routine research and continuous evaluations. Our reward comes from seeing your program reach its maximum potential and assisting your value and growth to the children you
The NECPA choice (PDF)
What it means to you (PDF)