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Child Development and Education

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National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Associate of Arts Degree Accreditation


What is NAEYC ECE Degree Accreditation?

The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the Professional Preparation Standards.  Accreditation provides a framework for self study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs.


2010 The Standards
Standard 1: Promoting child development and learning
Standard 2: Building family and community relationships
Standard 3: Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
Standard 4: Using developmental effective approaches
Standard 5: Using content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
Standard 6: Becoming a professional
Standard 7: Early childhood field experiences
The Supportive Skills
Supportive Skill 1: Self-assessment and self-advocacy
Supportive Skill 2: Mastering and applying foundational concepts from general education
Supportive Skill 3: Written and verbal communications skills
Supportive Skill 4: Making connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning
Supportive Skill 5: Identifying and using professional resources


Child Development & Education Conceptual Framework

2017 Report

2016 Report

2015 Report 

For more information about this project, contact Jayanti Tambe.

Chair: Dr. Li Wei Sun
Office: CD2-21d
Phone: 408.864.5329



Last Updated: 4/10/18