Higher Education Resources
Some early childhood educators may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Read the new brief by NAEYC that summarizes the three main federal loan forgiveness programs for which educators may qualify.
Higher Education Priorities and Initiatives
Higher Education Quality Assurance
Through its higher education accreditation system, NAEYC provides a mechanism for early childhood degree programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality professional preparation.
Information for Higher Education Students
Looking to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education? Discover what characteristics to look for and where to find a degree that's right for you.
Early Childhood Degree Directory
NAEYC has developed a national directory highlighting all available early childhood degree programs in the U.S. and its territories to help students, policy makers, and researchers make informed choices.
Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators
The Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators describe what early childhood educators should know and be able to do.
Resources for Higher Education Faculty
Online Community of Practice
The online community of practice for faculty is your place to share best practices, provide current resources on topics of interest and engage in meaningful dialogue with others involved in teacher preparation.
Looking for books for early childhood courses?
NAEYC books are now featured on IngramAcademic.com, an excellent resource to find course adoption titles as well as place where you can order desk and exam copies.
Build your Public Policy Knowledge
The potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) presents a unique opportunity for Congress to help build a stronger current and future early childhood education profession.