Educational First Steps’ Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 program places childcare centers on the path to national accreditation from two of the most rigorous accrediting agencies – the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education (NAC).
In about 36 months, childcare centers earn accreditation at no cost to them or to parents. Once accredited, these childcare centers provide the highest-quality early education to those children enrolled in their programs.
EFS’ quality pathway program provides a continuum of evaluation, mentoring, training and resource services, delivered through a progressive four-step process:
Phase 1: Discovery (4 months)
Phase 2: Foundation (about 24 months)
Phase 3: Readiness (about 12 months)
Phase 4: Accredited Partner