Program Accreditation: AS and AAS Degrees

The A.S. Childhood Education and Family Studies and A.A.S. Preschool Child Development at Southwestern are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children,  The accreditation runs from July 2018 through July 2025.

2025 - Next Scheduled Visit

Program Outcomes - current report 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017 Self Study Renewal Report 

2016-2017 Annual Report 

2015-2016 Annual Report 

2014-2015 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2011 Report - for reports contact the Accreditation Liaison Officer or the Office of Instruction

2009 Self Study

Southwestern received original accreditation notice March 31, 2011 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for degree program accreditation.

For more information regarding the accreditation status and requirements, visit the NAEYC website.

NAEYC Accreditation has been maintained through continued program strength.  The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the Professional Preparation Standards.  Accreditation provides a framework for self study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs.

Accreditation by NAEYC is a national honor with Southwestern accreditation covering the AS and AAS degrees.