NAEYC Accreditation

A Child's Garden is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Founded in the 1920's, the NAEYC is the largest nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, paraeducators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates.

Why is it important for a preschool to be accredited? Accreditation is an important measure of the quality of education your child will receive from the school they attend. According to the NAEYC,

"NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families.  Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development.  Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school."1

To learn more about the NAEYC, and how NAEYC accreditation can help you identify a high-quality preschool, read this article from

In order to maintain accreditation, A Child's Garden must pass rigorous annual inspections and evaluations. For more details, please contact our director, or visit the NAEYC website.