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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. 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.

KinderCare and Accreditation

KinderCare Learning Centers are proud to have more accredited centers than any other provider of early childhood education in the nation. You can rest assured that your center makes every effort to meet 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.

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 .