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Resources to assist quality improvement of both centers and family child care
Programs that assist in exploring healthy and safe options for children
Programs and information that assist programs in enhancing their learning environments and the relationships between caregivers and children
Professional Development opportunities for those working in the child care field
Management and Administration information to support the work these individuals do in the early childhood program
  • If you are an early childhood program administrator and would like to receive a credential to support your role, the National Administrator Credential may be for you. This credential offers child care and education directors and administrators 45 hours of high-quality, relevant education in a 4 – 5 day time frame. 
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  • The National Director Credential is another option to demonstrate your dedication to your program.  This credential takes you through 9 modules and allows for you to choose a few to build competence in. College credit is available.
  • There are Career Ladder classes that are designed to support the Director in furthering their knowledge of the role of leader in their program.  Contact Janet for more information on those classes.  801-626-7861
National Accreditation is available for programs who are wanting to have a national recognition of the quality of their program
  • The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through the self-study and award process. Over 1,500 early learning programs in 38 states, the District of Colombia and overseas participate, including university and college campus based programs, private child care, faith based preschools, Head Start, public PreK, corporate centers, DoD programs, employer sponsored programs and Montessori programs.
  • The council on accreditation offers a Child and Youth Development (CYD) Accreditation that evaluates and endorses the early childhood education (ECE), after school (ASP, SAC & OST), and youth development (YD) services of individual programs and organizations that provide these services solely.
  • NAEYC offers accreditation and the opportunity to empower your program's success!  Equip your program with the tools to provide the best learning experiences for young children and provide the highest quality professional preparation of educators by meeting national standards of quality.
  • The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) was established in 1991 to encourage quality and recognize excellence in early childhood programs throughout the United States and other countries. We pledge to remain focused on the interests of children by promoting benchmarks for high quality standards throughout the early care and education profession. We are "The Next Generation in Accreditation".
  • National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) administers the only national accreditation system designed specifically for family child care providers. Accreditation is awarded to family child care providers who meet the eligibility requirements and the Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation. Family child care providers achieve this high level of quality through a process that examines all aspects of the family child care program, i.e. relationships, the environment, developmental learning activities, safety, health, and professional and business practices.



Care About Childcare - Weber State University

1351 Edvalson St Dept. 1309

Ogden UT 84408-1309
(801) 626-7837

Care About Childcare - Weber State University is a program of Weber State University's Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education's Child & Family Studies Department.

Funding is provided by the Child Care and Development Fund and the Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care.