Program Accreditation

Accreditation is an indicator of program quality. 
Accreditation is a process that many different industries use to identify exemplary practices in that particular field. It is both a status and a process.  As a status, it provides child care professionals with performance indicators that guide high quality program planning and standards. As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the program is committed to self-study and external review by one's peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of the services provided. The Accreditation process requires a program to apply with the appropriate accreditation agency, meet quality standards, and complete a self-study/review.   

Accreditation Links 
For Child Care Centers:
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
www.naeyc.org/accreditation

For School-age Programs:
After School Works! NY
www.afterschoolworksny.org

For Family or Group Family Programs:
The National Association of Family Child Care
www.nafcc.org

If you have questions about Program Accreditation contact Dee Burlingameat (315) 393-6474 Ext. 14