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

For School-age Programs:
NYS Network for Youth Success

For Family or Group Family Programs:
The National Association of Family Child Care

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