About the ECC

Licensing and Accreditation

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The ECC is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age eight. Accreditation systems are a major part of NAEYC's efforts to improve early childhood education; they allow programs to provide the best learning experiences for young children and their educators by meeting national standards of quality. Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children.