Accrediting Organizations

Council on Accreditation The nonprofit Council on Accreditation is an international organization that sets accreditation standards for the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health and community-based social services.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a voluntary accreditation system that sets and monitors professional standards for early childhood education programs. The organization also helps families identify quality early childhood education programs. The website provides information on accreditation processes and requirements, and other resources such as newsletters and articles.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) The National Association for Family Child Care provides accreditation for the family child care profession, which military family child care homes are encouraged to achieve. The website lists links to information on the accreditation process, publications related to the profession, online training and information on the annual family child care conference.

National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs The National Accreditation Commission offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through the self-study and award process.

National Early Childhood Program Accreditation The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation utilizes a self-paced approach to achieving excellence and is focused on the interests of children by promoting benchmarks for high-quality standards throughout the early care and education profession.

AdvancED. AdvancED is a nonprofit accrediting agency that conducts on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to help them continuously improve and ensure learners reach their full potential. AdvancED is a partner to 34,000 educational institutions across the United States and the world.