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Overview of NAEYC's Early Learning Program Accreditation

Empowering your program with NAEYC Accreditation

Interested in Accreditation? (details here)

Achieving Excellence in South Dakota

Preschool programs using this tool for self-study will identify areas of strength in each category as well as areas to focus on for the purpose of program improvement. 

Since 1985, NAEYC's national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children.

NAEYC accredits high-quality Associate Degree Programs that prepare early childhood educators.

NAEYC also recognizes high-quality Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs, as part of the accreditation system of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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