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     Accreditation Process
Accreditation tasks and timelines
Prepared by Dr. Melissa Werner
Review of readiness survey
   Review how it went
   Still working on getting all on board
   An overview of the entire process
Accreditation Process
   Self-study
    • How well are criteria met, what improvements
      are needed, report compliance with criteria
   Validation visit
    • On-site visit
   Commission decision
    • Review of validated program description
Components of a High Quality Early
Childhood Program

   Interactions among teachers and
   Curriculum
   Relationships among teachers and
   Staff qualifications and development
   Administration
Components of a High Quality Early
Childhood Program

   Staffing
   Physical environment
   Health and safety
   Nutrition and food service
   Evaluation
 The primary purpose of
   the self-study is to
examine the quality of life
experienced by children in
       the program
The Goal
   Always keep sight of your goal – to
    provide the best quality program for
    young children and their families.
What is the self-study?
   Comprehensive and internal revaluation
    of all aspects of the early childhood
How is the self-study used?
   It is used by program personnel to
    systematically evaluate their program
    and identify strengths and areas in need
    of improvement.
   After improvements are made the results
    are reported to the academy for use in
    validation and making accreditation
   Bring staff together
   Common goal of high quality
   Assure parents of high quality
Constructive way to do self-
   Director, staff and board decide to
    undergo the accreditation process
   Director delegates responsibilities for
    tasks and engages all staff
   Staff members give careful consideration
    and self-examination in evaluation
How long does the self-study take?

   Most programs spend between 9 and 12
   Programs that take longer than a year
    sometimes do not finish it.
   Information sent to the Academy must be
    current. The Academy defines current as within
    three months. In other words the program
    description must be within describe the
    situation of the program within the 3 months
    prior to submission.
Self-study Flowchart
   STEP 1
    • Order materials
    • Introduce concept of accreditation to staff and
Self-study Flowchart
    • Conduct classroom observations
    • Distribute open-ended family survey
    • Distribute open-ended teaching staff survey
Formulate improvement plan
   Two types of change
    •   Physical or technical changes, such as get new
        playground surfacing or garbage cans
    •   Social or behavioral, rearrange a classroom, use more
        developmentally appropriate activities
    •   Social/behavioral changes are hard and stressful
    •   Limited resources must be used wisely
    •   Change the things you can, you may not be able to
        get a new building
    •   Decide whether to seek accreditation
Ways to make improvements
   Arrange staff meetings
   Create policies
   Organize documentation
   Network with other accredited programs
   Take a class
Following improvements

   Conduct final classroom observations
   Distribute family questionnaires
   Distribute teaching staff questionnaires
   Complete administrator’s report
   Gather documents in one place
   Complete program description
Accreditation Task
and Timeline chart

   Orientation
    • Review the Guide and instructions
    • Meet with staff to go over project and give
Accreditation Task
and Timeline chart

   Self-study and program improvement
    • Observe and rate each classroom using
        classroom observation form (staff)
    •   Observe and rate each classroom using
        classroom observation form (administrator)
    •   Meet with individual staff to discuss results
        and plan for improvement
Accreditation Task
and Timeline chart
   Self-study and program improvement
    •   Evaluate program using administor report as your
    •   Collect information on staffing and staff qualifications
        to summarize on center profile
    •   Staff evaluate program using teaching staff
        questionnaire as a guide
    •   Evaluate criteria related to parents using family
        questionnaire as a guide
    •   Other tasks
Program description
   Meet with individual staff to decide on
    agreed upon ratings on observation form
   Tabulate results on classroom
    observation summary sheet
   Distribute teaching staff questionnaires
   Summarize results of teaching staff
Program description
   Distribute family questionnaires
   Remind parents to return (but do not send out
    of building)\
   Summarize results of family questionnaires
   Compile program description using summary
   Photocopy program description
   Mail program description, check and
    observation summary sheet to academy via
    certified mail

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