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Accreditation of Childhood Education Centers

Many early childhood education centers are accredited by organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Being accredited by such an organization shows that the center provides a high-quality learning experience that exceeds minimal standard licensing requirements.

For this discussion, imagine that you are the director of a childcare center and you would like to pursue NAEYC accreditation. You discuss this idea with the owner of the center, who says that accreditation will cost too much money and does not agree to pursue it. Carefully review the article, "Overview of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards," and write a persuasive letter to the owner in the hopes of changing her mind.

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The necessity for accreditation is predicated upon the fact that many of the governmental funds that accompany programs such as Head Start or other early childhood education centers are contingent upon being accredited. Accreditation is necessary to allow the students and parents the comfort of knowing that they are receiving the most optimal ...

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The accreditation of childhood education centers are provided.