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Early Childhood Accreditation & Certifications

If you're a part of a large chain of programs, or you are an individual program director, becoming accredited with NECPA will show others your knowledge and experience in early childhood education. We acknowledge your expertise in early childhood education and accreditation, and we can further your understanding of the accreditation process. Our friendly staff is here to help you with timeline support so that you or your program can become accredited and start serving with the highest of quality. Our certifications can help increase your eligibility of state subsidies and help your center 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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