Setting a New Standard Through Accreditation
As an educational organization, we strongly believe in the process and purpose of accreditation, an official review process performed by a nationally recognized outside agency that validates our excellence in curriculum, learning environment, care, safety, and organization. We voluntarily seek accreditation at all our centers and onsite programs, demonstrating our commitment to best practices for our sector. We have over 2,000 centers and programs, and nearly all of them are accredited or are currently in the accreditation process—and that puts us head and shoulders above the rest of the child care industry, setting a new standard for excellence.
Accreditation inspires a dedication to constant improvement and confirms that we focus on what is most important for our students, staff, and families—meaning our centers and sites take the care and education of children very seriously. We also believe that parents ensure the safety and care of their child by only choosing a center that is accredited or is committed to becoming accredited.
Who Accredits Our Centers and Programs?
Our KinderCare® Learning Centers are accredited through one of three national 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)
Our Champions® program is awarded corporation accreditation through Cognia, a global leader in advancing excellence in education through accreditation.
For more information, please contact your state's child care regulatory office or visit the above accreditation organizations.