NAEYC's Scholarship Program 

To assist programs with the increased accreditation fees, NAEYC has established an Accreditation Scholarship Program. NAEYC offers a limited number and a limited amount (in terms of the actual award) of "Accreditation Scholarships" in support of programs seeking NAEYC Accreditation. The Accreditation Scholarship is available to programs seeking NAEYC Accreditation for the first time as well as to programs seeking to maintain their NAEYC Accreditation.

Accreditation Scholarship Program awards subsidize and support the fees associated with achieving and maintaining NAEYC Accreditation, including:

  • Step 1 - Enrollment and Self Study
  • Step 2 - Application
  • Step 3 - Candidacy (Step 4 has no fee)
  • Annual Report fees (due on each anniversary of the accreditation award during the 5-year accreditation term)

The award of an Accreditation Scholarship will primarily be on the basis of financial need.

To find out more about NAEYC's Accreditation Scholarship go to