NAEYC Accreditation

NAEYC Accredited


We are pleased to announce that the Purdue Riley Child Center has achieved National Accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Purdue Riley Child Center went through an extensive Self-Study process, measuring the program and its services against the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The Child Center received NAEYC Accreditation after a site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation cycle, which lasts for five years.

NAEYC Accreditation system revised their standards in 2006. The new standards introduced a new level of quality, accountability, and service for student parents, student teachers, center staff, children and community families.

Here is our summary of scores for each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards:


* Score includes credit given for meeting Emerging Criteria.

  1. Relationships 100%
  2. Curriculum 96%
  3. Teaching 95%
  4. Assessment 100+*
  5. Health 100%
  6. Teachers 100+*
  7. Families 100%*
  8. Community Relationships 100+*
  9. Physical Environment 96%
  10. Leadership and Management 100+*


Percentage of Met Criteria By Program Standard Percentage of Met Criteria For Each Classroom Observed

Kindergarten Classroom 99%

South Classroom 98%