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Post University Early Childhood Higher Education programs have received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The institution is the only university in Connecticut to earn the accreditation on the bachelor’s level. Post University is also one of seven universities in the nation to earn the NAEYC accreditation on the bachelor’s level.

Post is currently one of only two institutions nationally to be granted accreditation for both an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Studies. The NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation system raises the quality of teacher education by establishing professional preparation standards, which in turn raises the quality of early learning program serving young children.

As part of the accreditation process, NAEYC outlined Post’s program strengths – which includes its retention rate, highly individualized attention to students, the expertise of the faculty, and the extensive hours of field experience the students must complete.

“Having this marker of excellence affirms that our students receive the preparation needed to become highly qualified early childhood professionals who know how to create dynamic, accountable learning environments that make the most of the brief window for optimal learning that exists in the first few years of life,” said Post Program Chair of Child Studies Marie Russell. “This respects decades of research that demonstrates the enormous economic and community benefits of high-quality early learning experiences for all young children.

Offered on-campus and online, the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Science in Child Studies programs give students hands-on activities and in-field, creating a holistic education on the characteristics of infants, toddlers, and young children. To learn more, call (800) 582-8250 or email admissions@post.edu.