Why Accreditation is Important

Kiddie Academy is focused on preparing children for school and for life, and holds each of its locations to high standards of care and education.

Each independently owned and operated franchise location is supported and encouraged to secure accreditation from one or more nationally recognized organizations. Becoming a nationally accredited daycare is a goal worth working toward and local and/or national accreditation is achieved by each child care location.

Our Life Essentials® philosophy and programs, which encompass the whole range of physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills that children need to thrive in a school setting, are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s position statement on School Readiness. Additionally, our curriculum meets or exceeds the learning standards set forth by each state.

  1. AdvancED

    AdvancED is creating a global accreditation system throughout the United States, the Navajo Nation, Department of Defense Schools, and in 65 countries around the world. AdvancED is delivering unified quality standards for education through its accreditation divisions – North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Through accreditation, schools and districts receive an external mark of quality; become part of an international network of 27,000 schools and districts; and gain access to a wide range of resources, professional development, and tools to assist them with continuous improvement.

  2. The National Association for the Education of Young Children, founded in 1926, has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The National Association for the Education of Young Children is one of the nation’s premier organizations for early childhood professionals–setting research-based standards and providing resources to improve early childhood program quality, enhance the professional development and working conditions of program staff, and to help families learn about and understand the need for high quality early childhood education. Though position statements, work with other organizations, and its national voluntary accreditation system, NAEYC is a leader in promoting excellence in early childhood education for all your children from birth through age 8.

  3. NECPA-logo

    The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation has been supporting educational programs strive for excellence since the early 1990’s. This non-profit organization was created to promote the availability of high quality early education programs for children and families. As an independent and nationally recognized program, the NECPA is maintaining its pursuit for excellence by delivering its reliable, researched accreditation philosophy to early childhood programs across the country. Providers are encouraged to call or visit the NECP online for more information on how to become accredited.”