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Help your large chain of programs stand out from the rest by becoming accredited with NECPA. The NECPA Standards were derived from the National Health and Safety Performance Standards, which ensures the health and safety of children first. We provide a no-fluff approach to our accreditation process, and provide you with resources and tools to help your programs reach their highest potential in quality. Our QRIS approved accreditation can increase your eligibility of state subsidies and help your centers get recognized by parents and increase business.


The NECPA Commission is dedicated to cultivating high quality early childhood programs across the country. The NECPA Standards were derived from the National Health and Safety Performance Standards. We pledge to remain focused on the interests of children.


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.


Designed for early childhood educators 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.

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