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Accreditation and License

The UC San Diego Early Childhood Education Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Academy for Early Childcare Program since 2005. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. Programs accredited by NAEYC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and external professional review, ensuring they meet the following criteria:

  • Frequent, positive, warm interaction among teacher and children
  • Planned learning activities appropriate to children’s age and development, such as reading stories, block building, painting, dress-up and active outdoor play
  • Specially trained teachers and administrators
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Enough adults to respond to individual children
  • Many varied age-appropriate materials
  • Respect for cultural diversity
  • A healthy and safe environment for adults and children
  • Inclusive environments
  • Nutritious meals and/or snack
  • Regular, two-way communication with families who are welcome visitors at all times
  • Effective administration
  • Ongoing, systematic evaluation

State License Numbers

Our State of California Child Community Care license numbers are 372006398 and 372006399.