Higher Education Resources
NAEYC values the role of higher education in advancing the early childhood educator profession.

Higher Education Priorities and Initiatives

Higher Education Quality Assurance

Through its higher education accreditation system, NAEYC provides a mechanism for early childhood degree programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality professional preparation.

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Information for Higher Education Students

Looking to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education? Discover what characteristics to look for and where to find a degree that's right for you. 

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Early Childhood Degree Directory

NAEYC has developed a national directory highlighting all available early childhood degree programs in the U.S. and its territories to help students, policy makers, and researchers make informed choices.

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Resources for Higher Education Faculty

Online Community of Practice

The online community of practice for faculty is your place to share best practices, provide current resources on topics of interest and engage in meaningful dialogue with others involved in teacher preparation.

Looking for books for early childhood courses?

NAEYC books are now featured on, an excellent resource to find course adoption titles as well as place where you can order desk and exam copies.