Quality standards extend beyond licensing requirements, good facilities and best intentions. The child care staff with whom parents entrust their children must be professional, competent, knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring high quality early childhood experiences in safe and nurturing environments. These experiences must effectively promote children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. They must also be consistent with family needs, the child’s developmental level, learning interests, style of learning and cultural background. Professionals exhibiting standards of excellence in child care and early childhood education are recognized by The NECPA Commission, Inc. through the awarding of a national credential, the Certified Child Care Professional (CCP).
The Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) is a credential earned by teachers who want to demonstrate their knowledge of early childhood development and their skills in working with young children. The CCP authenticates teaching skills and professionalism.
The CCP is designed specifically for teachers. It is especially valuable for teachers who have not completed a college degree or whose degree is in another field.
Questions? Please contact:
The NECPA Commission, Inc.
PO BOX 2948
Merrifield, VA 22116