The Gold Standard For Early Childhood Education

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an organization with a sole purpose of promoting the development of young children. The Association continuously gathers information regarding early human development. This knowledge is translated into criteria that progressive schools can adopt to enhance children’s learning.

NAEYC Accredited Programs must demonstrate that criteria formulated around quality is addressed among ten Standards.

The Association offers information regarding the these Standards in “A Guide For Families“. Parents can review this guide to help identify programs that meet NAEYC standards for high-quality programs.

Standard 1: Relationships

Standard 2: Curriculum

Standard 3: Teaching

Standard 4: Child Assessments

Standard 5: Health

Standard 6: Teachers

Standard 7: Families

Standard 8: Community Relationships

Standard 9: Physical Environment

Standard 10: Leadership and Management

Avon Children’s Center was among the first 100 programs in Massachusetts to be accredited by the NAEYC in 1992. The Association has since reinvented the Accreditation process. Avon Children’s Center is proud to have been among the initial group of programs in Massachusetts to have successfully completed the revised Accreditation process.

Parents investigating programs for their children are encouraged to visit the NAEYC web site.