NAEYC Accreditation


“The gold standard of approval is accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children”

Congratulations, Parents!

You have chosen an early childhood program for your child that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.


  • NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.
  • To achieve NAEYC Accreditation, early childhood education programs volunteer to be measured against the most robust and rigorous national standards on education, health and safety.
  • Today, over 8,000 NAEYC accredited early childhood education programs serve families around the nation.

If you want to know more about our Curriculum, you can see a brief description under the Curriculum and Assessment tab. Please give us a call and we’d be glad to provide you more specific information or come by and we can discuss it or you can see it in action in our classrooms.

The Child Care & Learning Center is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that has been serving families in Rappahannock County since 1976.