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NAEYC Accredited Center Open Houses

Are you thinking about applying for NAEYC Accreditation? Are you in the Self Study process but do not know where to start? Please join us for one of our NAEYC Accreditation Open Houses, hosted by Southwest Ohio AEYC. You will be able to tour an accredited center, view the accreditation documentation notebook, and ask questions.

While Accredited Center Open Houses have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to continuing these open houses in the future! For more information, please email us at

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Stay tuned for future Open Houses!

Past Open Houses:

Spring 2017:   Arlitt Child Development Center, April 28
Spring 2017:   Kindercare Learning Center, April 25
Fall 2016:     UC Early Learning Center, November 15
Spring 2015:   KinderCare Learning Center, May 20
Winter 2016:   Compass School, February 22
Spring 2016:   Bright Horizons Family Solutions, April 13


Why NAEYC Accreditation?

Accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. Today, over 6,500 programs are NAEYC Accredited.

NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families. Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.

It is for this reason that parents and families are seeking out NAEYC-accredited programs. Parents choosing an early childhood education program can be overwhelmed by trying to find the highest-quality program for their child. NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality that families are looking for. NAEYC Accreditation gives families the chance to make the Right Choice for Kids.

Click here for information on pursuing NAEYC Accreditation for your center!