About The Right Choice for Kids

Right Choice for Kids was originally created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to inform families about the importance of high-quality early childhood education programs for young children. However, they’ve let their domain expire in October 2012, so we took over the domain and are currently in the process of setting up something new, with the needs of young children in mind.

History

Since 1985, NAEYC has offered a national, voluntary accreditation system that helps early childhood programs meet high professional standards and helps families identify high-quality programs. Today, NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Over 7,000 child care programs, preschools, early learning centers, and other center- or school-based early childhood education programs are currently NAEYC-Accredited.

NAEYC-Accredited programs must meet NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education:

  • Standard 1: Relationships
  • Standard 2: Curriculum
  • Standard 3: Teaching
  • Standard 4: Assessment of Child Progress
  • Standard 5: Health
  • Standard 6: Teachers
  • Standard 7: Families
  • Standard 8: Community Relationships
  • Standard 9: Physical Environment
  • Standard 10: Leadership and Management

View the brochure, a Guide for Families to learn what to look for when choosing an early childhood education program.

For more detailed information about the NAEYC standards and NAEYC Accreditation, visit the Standards and Criteria page on the NAEYC website.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of education and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC has nearly 90,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.