NECPA Accreditation

What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation means that the NECPA has certified that Summit Kids Academy, as a result of voluntary efforts on its part, meets a higher, national standard for quality care and education. Few programs achieve this distinction.

necpa2NECPA ( is an independent, early childhood education accrediting organization, whose mission is to encourage quality and recognize excellence.

To achieve accreditation, Summit Kids Academy completed a rigorous process of self-study (including parent and staff surveys), a verification visit by early childhood education/child care professionals, and a final review by the NECPA Board of Commissioners.

Standards of quality including administration, staff development and the working environment, the developmental program, outdoor and indoor environments, health and safety, and parent and community relations.

What does this mean for you and your child?

  • The result of accreditation is improved quality, both in the developmental program for young children and in the health and safety of the environment.
  • Accreditation promotes the best practices in early childhood education.
  • Accreditation promotes the best practices in health and safety.
  • Accreditation standards far exceed Florida’s highest requirements.
  • Accreditation provides an additional objective inspection of all aspects of Summit Kids Academy for improved accountability.

As a NECPA accredited program, Summit Kids Academy joins a select group of early childhood education centers nationwide, distinguished by our quality, our commitment to young children, and our dedication to excellence.