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ACEI established its accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. ACEI Accreditation is a voluntary system. Today, more than 6,700 ACEI accredited early childhood education programs serve Around the nation.
ACEI and its Affiliates share a core value in creating opportunities to widen our reach to early educators, to enhance the influence our Association has on shaping a national, state and local agenda for young children, and to equip a growing a growing and engaged membership with effective structures and processes for carrying out the work of our collective mission.