UCSB Early Childhood Care & Education Services

Accreditation

Accrediation

Our program has been accredited since 1991 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC’s National Academy of Early Childhood Programs oversees the Nation’s largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for early care and education schools and centers.

In order to achieve this honor:

  • Each three to five years, the Centers undergo a voluntary and stringent self-review and submit to an external professional review to verify compliance with the comprehensive criteria.
  • Parents, teachers and administrative staff are all involved in the self-study process.
  • The criteria cover everything from positive, warm teacher-child interaction to effective administration systems ensuring that the program is providing high-quality care in a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.
More information on the Accreditation standards and criteria can be found at www.naeyc.org