The Accreditation Facilitation Project publishes documents, forms, and technical assistance papers to assist programs in the NAEYC Accreditation process. Each of the documents is explained below. We welcome your feedback and ideas for future resources!
Action Planning for NAEYC Accreditation
Making progress in the new NAEYC Accreditation process means using many resources in your program improvement efforts. These tips will move your accreditation process forward! Click here for more info.
Timeline for Initial NAEYC Accreditation
This timeline was developed by the CT Accreditation Facilitation Project to assist programs to plan their journey through the four steps of NAEYC Accreditation. It is intended to outline some of the major tasks of the process. Click here the timeline.
Timeline for NAEYC Accreditation Renewal
Programs seeking to renew their NAEYC Accreditation will find this outline helpful in identifying tasks and events in the renewal process. This timeline overlaps with the timeline for initial accreditation, helping programs to seamlessly transition their work during their first accreditation experience into an on-going process of improvement, leading to the renewal of NAEYC Accreditation. Click here for the renewal timeline.
NAEYC Accreditation Portfolio Review Form
Providing constructive feedback on the compilation of evidence in the NAEYC Accreditation program and classroom portfolios can help teachers and administrators refine their evidence and identify opportunities for program improvement. This form offers a succinct way to record feedback from a colleague, administrator, facilitator or other stakeholder in your program. Click here for the portfolio review form.
Meeting Connecticut's School Readiness Requirement for Accreditation by NAEYC
A program receiving Connecticut School Readiness funding is allowed three years from the date funding is received to meet the state's accreditation requirements. This document offers guidance to non-accredited School Readiness funded programs on how to meet the NAEYC Accreditation requirement within the three year time period. For more information on Connecticut’s School Readiness funding visit the CT Department of Education’s School Readiness resources. Click here for the guidance document.
NAEYC Accreditation Funding and Training for Schools Serving Young Children with Disabilities
Early childhood/early childhood special education programs provided by a public school district have identified a number of questions that are unique to the public school setting as it relates to pursuing and attaining accreditation through NAEYC. This Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Fact Sheet is intended to clarify the questions, issues and concerns of public schools that operate early childhood/early childhood special education programs. Click here.
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