An accredited program usually means your child will be safe, healthy, and participating in age appropriate learning activities each day. Programs that meet these higher standards provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well trained in early childhood education, have access to excellent teaching materials, offer low ratios of staff to children, promote family involvement, and work with curriculum that is challenging and developmentally sound. Standards are generally higher than the state licensing minimum.
Some of the most nationally recognized accreditation programs are:
NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children
NECPA – National Early Childhood Program Accreditation
NAFCC – National Association of Family Child Care
AMI – American Montessori International
COA – Council on Accreditation
SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
NAC – National Accreditation Commission
To find an accredited program in your area, call 877-ALL-GA-KIDS (877-255-4254)
or click here to search online.
To learn more about accreditation for your center or home, contact our Provider Information Specialist line at 404-479-4230.