Accredited early childhood programs give young children access to high-quality learning opportunities. To become accredited with a nationally recognized agency, your child care center must apply and meet the standards set by the accreditation program.

The experts at Partners in Quality Care provide accreditation consulting for your program! Our professional team can assist your child care center with a variety of accreditations. See below for more information on each.


NAEYC Accreditation has been in existence since 1985, and over 7,000 programs are NAEYC Accredited in the United States.

We can support your center’s accreditation in a number of ways. While we’re happy to answer questions, we’re more than a hotline. We can come to your center and coach you through every step of the process! Our NAEYC Accreditation Services include:

  • Full accreditation coaching from start-to-finish
  • Classroom & Program portfolio review
  • Accreditation training (orientation and any of the 10 standards)
  • Pre-NAEYC verification visit
  • Annual reporting for re-accreditation
  • Hourly consulting
  • Free phone support with any of the above services

NAEYC Accreditation makes parents and families more likely to choose your program, and NAEYC-accredited child care centers are eligible for the accelerated pathway to a 4-star Parent Aware rating!​

NECPA standards must be met along with child care licensing standards. NECPA measures everything from the physical environment of your program to the adult/child interactions.

In order to become accredited, you must prove your program follows the standards set by NECPA. These include:

  • Specific teacher qualifications
  • Background check procedures
  • Food preparation procedures
  • Child/staff ratios
  • Behavior management practices
  • Nutrition requirements
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Lesson plans and curriculum
  • Indoor and outdoor equipment requirements
  • Emergency plans

NECPA Acredditation services offered by Partners in Quality Care include:

  • Full accreditation coaching from start-to-finish
  • Portfolio review
  • Accreditation training for administrators and staff
  • Pre NECPA verifciation visit
  • Hourly consulting
  • Free phone support for any of the above services

Montessori is a method of teaching that focuses on a child-centered approach. It fosters peer learning, multi-age classrooms, individual blocks of work time, guided choices of work activity, and more.  Montessori teachers must go through specialized training, and the program must use Montessori-designated educational resources to teach.

The professionals at Partners in Quality Care can guide your early childhood program as they take the next steps in becoming a recognized AMI Montessori. Your center will be required to do the following:

  • Montessori teacher training
  • Classroom structuring
  • Montessori curriculum planning
  • Montessori application

Just like the American Montessori Internationale (AMI), the American Montessori Society (AMS) is a nationally recognized organization helping foster the learning of young children. Montessori focuses on a holistic learning approach for children, where they can become productive individuals focused on their own development.

If you’re interested in pursuing AMS recognition, contact the professionals at Partners in Quality Care for expert guidance through the process.

Already an Accredited Center? Here’s How We Can Continue to Help

Our accreditation professionals can work with you to prepare your center’s annual reports as well as help prepare you for the re-accreditation process. Our services include:

  • Accreditation training
  • Ongoing Classroom observations
  • Portfolio and documentation consultation


Our accreditation service fee schedule is available upon request. Contact us today for more information!

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