ERIC Number: ED371867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) Annual Report, 1993.
This report presents the results of a study of 130 private early childhood programs in 23 states, which are applying for or have received accreditation from the NECPA commission. Data were collected through institutional self-reports; parent, staff, and child surveys; and on-site verification. Results are presented for Phase I programs, which began the accreditation process during 1991-92, and Phase II programs, which began the process in 1993. Institutional self-reports were based on the completion of the Automated Accreditation Indicator System (AAIS) questionnaire, a broad measure of program effectiveness that examines: (1) administration and general operation; (2) professional development and work environment; (3) center environment; (4) health and safety; (5) center records; (6) developmental issues; (7) special needs children; and (8) parent and community involvement. The results indicate that overall compliance rates have improved significantly from Phase I to Phase II, showing that staff are more qualified and that training opportunities, staff salaries, program resources, and parent involvement have risen. (MDM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Childhood Attitudes, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Institutional Evaluation, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Teacher Attitudes
The NECPA Commission, Inc., 1029 Railroad Street, Conyers, GA 30207 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission, Conyers, GA.
Note: For the 1992 Annual Report, see ED 360 095.