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Accreditation Makes a Difference

You can have confidence that your child will receive the best education and care possible at KinderCare Learning Centers. Our commitment to quality and accreditation is universal. We believe every child should experience excellence every day. That is why we have made the commitment as an organization to pursue and maintain accreditation at all of our centers nationally.



What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a mark of excellence that is awarded by an independent, third-party organization when a center proves that it continuously maintains high standards of quality in early childhood education and care. For families, that mark of excellence has real meaning. To earn accreditation, a center goes through a rigorous evaluation process to ensure it meets standards of excellence that go above and beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements.


Accreditation means that a center is meeting high national standards in teaching strategies, curriculum, assessment of children’s learning, health and safety, developing relationships with families, community involvement, administration, and teacher qualifications. To maintain their accredited status, our accredited centers must continually demonstrate these standards in early childhood education and care.


Accreditation fosters a culture of reflection and continuous improvement. KinderCare Learning Centers are proud to have more accredited centers than any other provider of early childhood education in the nation. We set the bar high for ourselves and for others. KinderCare’s commitment to accreditation gives you assurance that every day is a fun, positive, educational and engaging experience for your child. By seeking national accreditation, you can trust that our centers strive to give your family the very best experience.


All KinderCare centers that are eligible to pursue accreditation are currently doing so.

We are committed to providing high-quality early childhood education and care. Our curriculum programs, teaching strategies, family engagement, community involvement, and administration are grounded and backed by decades of experience as a leader in early childhood education and care.


Who Accredits Our Centers?

Our centers pursue national accreditation from one of three national early childhood accreditation agencies:


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) 


For more information please contact your state's child care regulatory office, or visit the above accreditation organizations .