Child Development Center Laboratory

National Accreditation

Chadron State College Child Development Center Laboratory is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and centers. NAEYC is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.

Early Childhood programs accredited by NAEYC's National Academy of Early Childhood Programs have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria. A copy of Criteria can be obtained from NAEYC at