Although optional, becoming accredited is another way to demonstrate your center’s commitment to providing a high-quality, research-based education that sets children up for a bright future.
Depending on your location, there are various organizations that offer their own accreditation programs. Notably, in the United States is the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC for short.
Becoming accredited will provide your center with many benefits, typically including:
Peace of mind for parents.
A listing in the accrediting organization’s database of certified businesses.
Guidance for best practices your center should be following.
Professional development opportunities such as conferences and courses.
Discounts on various products and services.
After you have become accredited, be sure to advertise your membership on your website, business cards, flyers and other promotional assets so people know the level of excellence that you have reached!