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Early Childhood Accreditation & Certifications

Whether you’re an individual program, or you own a small chain of child care centers, NECPA can help you obtain high-level quality with ease! Becoming accredited with NECPA can increase your eligibility of state subsidies, and help your program get recognized by parents and ultimately increase your business. We will hold your hand through your entire accreditation process and help you do it right. Our friendly staff will provide your program with support, resources, and guidance to help accredit your program in as little time as possible. We want to see you succeed!


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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