Licensing & Accreditation

When you entrust your child to Day Early Learning, you can expect a high level of quality, safety and integrity. Day Early Learning supports the highest standards of early care and education by adhering to national accreditation standards and the state of Indiana’s Paths to QUALITYTM (PTQ) Level 4 standards.*

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a national, voluntary, professionally-sponsored accreditation organization.

To earn accreditation, programs must meet the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards during a thorough, onsite visit from assessors. Assessors review:

  • Child experiences and interactions
  • Health and safety
  • Staffing and team member qualifications
  • Physical environments of classrooms and centers
  • Administration

Paths to QUALITY™ is the state of Indiana’s quality rating system for early care and education programs.

As a Level 4 Provider — the highest rating — Day Early Learning meets the following requirements:

  • Meets the health and safety needs of children
  • Provides an environment that supports children’s development and learning
  • Uses a planned curriculum to guide child development and prepare children for kindergarten
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the highest level of professionalism in early education and care
  • Values the importance of high educational levels of caregivers, teachers and management

*Our newest centers are in the process of completing the accreditation requirements.