The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest early childhood education organization in the world. The annual conference for NAEYC is attended by more than 20,000 members each year. This organization represents members from public schools, private child care and public school early childhood programs from birth to age 8. The NAEYC has extensive resources including online and print publications to inform its many members of the latest in research and practice. Associating our Early Childhood Education Masters degree program with this organization through the NCATE review process demonstrates that our graduates know and understand the research and best practices that are endorsed by this organization. All members of the community who hire our program completers will know that our participants have received the most up to date and informed instruction as defined by our accrediting agency.