Program Accreditation

Accreditation is an indication of program quality.

Accreditation provides child care professionals with performance indicators that guide high quality program planning and standards. Accreditation also communicates a child care program’s commitment to self-study, review and improvement to both families and the community. The Accreditation process requires a program to apply with the appropriate accreditation agency (see list to the right), meet quality standards, and complete a self-study/review.  For more information on accreditation, email


Accreditation Links


For Centers:

The National Association for the Education of Young Children


For School-age Programs:

After School Works! NY


For Family or Group Family Programs:

The National Association of Family Child Care


Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Lynn Siebert.

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