National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates. NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8.

Sherry Trebus is the contact person for the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas NAEYC Accreditation Facilitation Project. Sherry can be reached at 254-742-4517 or through her Email

Available Information/Resource Material

List of Local Accredited Programs who are CCS Child Care Providers This is a list of available child care providers accredited by NAEYC in the Central Texas Workforce Solutions service area.
Great Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers Many families are familiar with classic books like "Goodnight Moon" and read them over and over with their youngest children. Here are some more recenht titles and reissues you and your baby will both love.
NAEYC Provider Eligibilty Criteria Listing the requirement of programs eligible to obtain or retain NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Programs.
The Value of an NAEYC Accreditation Accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education. These programs have demonstrated that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. NAEYC Accreditation helps parents find the best possible early childhood experience for their children. NAEYC-Accredited programs must:
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) NAEYC's website - promoting high-quality early learning by connecting practice, policy, and research.

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