Licensing standards are basic, rather than the ultimate standards for the health and safety of students. Keeping that in mind, analyze both the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and the NACCP’s Components of NAC Accreditation Standards in regard to student health and safety. This information will be helpful in the development of your final presentation. In a two- to three-page paper, provide an analysis of these documents that includes the following components:
- A comparison of the two documents of standards. What features do they have in common? How do they differ?
- A discussion of the relevance of these standards to the social/emotional and academic development of children. Why should these practices be in place?
- An identification of the most salient components of these standards. Which of these standards, or combination of standards, should be at the forefront of a center’s practices in order to promote a safe and healthful environment for children? What would their implementation look like within your own ideal workplace?
Your paper must follow proper APA format, include a title and reference page (in addition to the two- to three-page minimum), and must reference your course text, the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards, the NACCP’s Components of NAC Accreditation Standards, and at least one additional source.