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Helping Our Members Succeed in

Early Childhood Education

Early Learning Leader’s goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of early care directors, owners, emerging leaders and other early learning pro­fessionals to ensure quality child care programs for young children.

Networking & Collaboration

Training & Education

Program Quality & Accreditation

Member Toolkit & Resources

Helping Our Members Succeed in

Early Childhood Education

Early Learning Leader’s goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of early care directors, owners, emerging leaders and other early learning pro­fessionals to ensure quality child care programs for young children.

Networking & Collaboration

Training &Education

Program Quality & Accreditation

Member Toolkit& Resources

COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION UPDATE:

Beginning 6/1/2020, the National Accreditation Commission will resume conducting validation visits. The Accreditation Office will work with individual programs to determine the impact of local restrictions on a potential visit. The safety of program families and staff and National Accreditation Commission validators is of the utmost importance and at the heart of all decisions made during the ongoing public health crisis. Please direct any questions and concerns to Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation, at [email protected]. Please monitor this website for further developments and updates. From the Accreditation Team to your team, stay safe and be well.

COVID-19 WEBINARS & DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

For access to our COVID-19 related webinars and downloadable resources, please click below.

Upcoming Events

LEAD 2021 - Nashville

EIS 2022 - Cancun

We’re Committed To Excellence

The Association for Early Learning Leaders, formerly known as the National Association of Child Care Professionals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to excellence by promoting leadership development and enhancing program quality through the National Accreditation Commission’s standards. Since 1984, Early Learning Leaders have been serving childcare directors, owners and administrators.

Our Goal and Purpose

Early Learning Leader’s goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of early care directors, owners, emerging leaders and other early learning pro­fessionals to ensure quality child care programs for young children. Our primary purpose is:

Networking & Collaboration

Promote and create meaningful collaborative connections among members, other professionals, and national early child­hood organizations.

Training & Education

Provide professional development opportunities to strengthen the leadership skills of administrators and enhance the quality of early learning programs.

Program Quality & Accreditation

Promote quality improvements to achieve and recognize excel­lence in early care and education programs.

Member Toolkit & Resources

Provide access to a variety of quality professional resources impacting the early childhood field.

We achieve this purpose by providing quality services, including professional Membership, program Accreditation, annual national Conference and unique professional development and training opportunities designed specifically for individuals who lead early care and education programs.

We've Got This

Upcoming Events

Conferences

38th ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Join us April 27-30, 2022 for the 38th Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas!

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

WILL BOWEN

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COVID-19 UPDATES

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION UPDATE: (6/1/2020)

Beginning 6/1/2020, the National Accreditation Commission will resume conducting validation visits. The Accreditation Office will work with individual programs to determine the impact of local restrictions on a potential visit. The safety of program families and staff and National Accreditation Commission validators is of the utmost importance and at the heart of all decisions made during the ongoing public health crisis. Please direct any questions and concerns to Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation, at [email protected]. Please monitor this website for further developments and updates. From the Accreditation Team to your team, stay safe and be well.

COVID-19 WEBINARS & DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

For access to our free COVID-19 related webinars and downloadable resources, please visit our Upcoming Webinars page.