ERIC Number: ED394734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
NAEYC Accreditation: A Decade of Learning and the Years Ahead.
Bredekamp, Sue, Ed.; Willer, Barbara A., Ed.
The year 1995-96 marks the 10th anniversary of NAEYC accreditation. This collection brings together essays that examine what educators have learned from the past decade along with future directions for accreditation. The chapters focus on three broad themes: (1) effects of NAEYC accreditation on program quality and outcomes for children; (2) lessons learned from accreditation; and (3) relationships between NAEYC accreditation and public policy. The chapters are (1) "The First Decade of NAEYC Accreditations: Growth and Impact on the Field" (Sue Bredekamp and Stephanie Glowacki), describing the sociopolitical and historical context behind NAEYC's accreditation system; (2) "The Quality of Work Life in Early Childhood Programs: Does Accreditation Make a Difference?" (Paula Jorde Bloom); (3) "The Effects of Accreditation on Care in Military Child Development Centers" (Gail L. Zellman and Anne S. Johansen); (4) "NAEYC Accreditation as an Indicator of Program Quality: What Research Tells Us" (Marcy Whitebook); (5) "Accreditation of Johnson and Johnson's Child Development Center" (Carollee Howes and Ellen Galinsky); (6) "Using a Statistical-Indicator of Methodology for Accreditation" (Richard Fiene); (7) "Accreditation: Process or Product?" (Annette Sibley and Martha Abbott-Shim); (8) "The Challenge of Responding to Individual and Cultural Differences and Meeting the Needs of All Communities" (Gayle Cunningham); (9) "Facilitated Accreditation Project" (Lori Harris and others); (10) "The Accreditation Facilitation Project: A Community Climate Ripe for Collaboration on Quality" (Judith G. Goldfarb and Deborah Flis); (11) "The Role of Accreditation in Public Policy" (Louise Stoney); (12) "Licensing and Accreditation: How Much Quality is Quality?" (Gwen Morgan); (13) "What Do Parents Want? Can We Create Consumer Demand for Accredited Child Care Programs?" (Barbara Reisman); and (14) "Creating a Market for Quality through NAEYC Accreditation" (W. Steven Barnett). (BGC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Child Development, Child Development Centers, Child Rearing, Cooperation, Curriculum Evaluation, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Politics, Preschool Education, Program Content, Public Policy, Sociology, Standards, Young Children
NAEYC, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (Order No. 905).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Day Care Quality; Family Needs; Historical Background; National Association Educ of Young Children; Quality Indicators