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Vermont recognizes the following Accreditations sponsored by national professional organizations for early care and education field and school age care services.
The programs share these common features:
  • A set recognizable standards defining good quality criteria that must be met.
  • A self-assessment process managed by the individual provider or program.
  • Standards that pertain to a specific setting or program environment.
  • Documentation of professional development, education and/or credentials of the individual or staff at each program setting.
  • An application process that takes place after all aspects of the self-study and preparation is completed.
  • One or more observations completed by other qualified professionals during the self-assessment process and as part of the final approval system.
  • Review by a team or board with the authority to grant final approval for the particular accreditation or certification.
For Vermont Licensed Child Care Centers
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    Telephone: 1-800-424-2460 or 202-328-2601

  • National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) - NCCA affiliate
    Telephone: 1-800-505-9878

  • National School Age Care Alliance (NSACA)
    Telephone: 1-800-617-8242
For Vermont Registered Family Child Care Providers
  • National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
    Telephone: 1-800-359-3817

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