Bristol Preschool Child Care Center is proud to hold the NAEYC accreditation at both our West Street and School Street locations.

History of NAEYC Accreditation


Since its founding in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has been working to define quality in programs for young children. In 1985, NAEYC established its accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. NAEYC Accreditation is a voluntary system by which programs measure themselves against a national set of standards, and the number of programs pursuing NAEYC Accreditation has grown rapidly through the years. From only a few hundred accredited programs in 1988, there are now more than 10,000 NAEYC-accredited programs, serving nearly one million young children! NAEYC Accreditation has been, and continues to be, the mark of quality in early childhood education.


NAEYC Accreditation continues to be the mark of quality – for children and families, for early childhood programs and educators, and for all the people and organizations that recognize the importance of helping young children get a great start on learning and development.


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