Other Accreditation Systems
NAEYC supports the work of the following organizations that also accredit child care programs:
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
NAFCC is a national membership organization working with more than 400 state and local family child care provider associations across the United States. It sponsors the nationally recognized family child care accreditation system which helps providers set and reach quality improvement goals and helps parents and policy-makers identify high-quality family child care.
NAFCC accreditation standards cover the following content areas:
- Developmental Learning Goals
- Safety and Health
- Professional and Business Practices
National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance, is once again offering an accreditation process after a one-year pause to catch up with pending applications and make some modifications in their process. They began accepting applications again in September 2004. Although complete details on NAA program improvement and accreditation products and services are not currently posted on their website, they may be adding that information soon.