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
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.