National Early Childhood
Program Accreditation

We warmly welcome you to the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).

Thank you for pursuing excellence!


National Administrator Credential

Developed for center directors, emerging leaders and child care professionals, the National Administrator Credential (NAC) is a comprehensive,  45 hour course conducted on-site and online, and is an award for demonstrated mastery of child care administration skills.


Certified Childcare Professional

Designed specifically for early childhood educators and teachers who effectively promote children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; Professionals exhibiting standards of excellence in child care and early childhood education are recognized through the awarding of The CCP.

Accreditation Forms

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