Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP)
Accreditation Facilitation Project Overview
Accreditation facilitation projects (AFPs) play a critical role in assisting child and youth development programs in leveraging accreditation as a tool for program improvement. Because of the important role that AFPs play, the Council on Accreditation (COA) welcomes registrations from projects serving the full continuum of child and youth development programs that it accredits – early childhood, afterschool and/or youth development programs.
We look forward to supporting your project in helping the programs you serve achieve higher quality through accreditation.
What kinds of organizations are eligible to become registered accreditation facilitation projects with the Council on Accreditation?
COA defines an accreditation facilitation project as an initiative that assists the quality improvement efforts of child and youth development programs, whether with in a defined geographical footprint or throughout a state.
To be eligible, projects must either be:
· Funded by public money to provide facilitation services for five or more programs
· Funded by a private entity to provide facilitation services for five or more programs that are not a part of the same corporate structure **
In either case, programs receiving facilitation services should not be required to make any payments to the facilitation project for those services.
** While entities that are facilitating accreditation that do not meet the requirements above are ineligible to register with COA, please contact us for more information about how our Child and Youth Development staff can assist you.
Accreditation Facilitation Project Support Benefits
· Be listed as a local support for child and youth development programs in your area (Launching in early 2017)
· Receive COA Child and Youth Development AFP Toolkits, filled with need-to-know documents, trainings, tools and more
· Subscription to our monthly COA Newsletter
· Ongoing communication from COA, including updates to our standards and process and a bi-annual AFP support call
· Access to future COA Child and Youth Development webinars
Accreditation Facilitation Project Form
Interested in registering as an Accreditation Facilitation Project? Complete the COA Accreditation Facilitation Project Form.
Private Organization Accreditation
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area's mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.
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Ulysses Arteaga, L.C.S.W.
Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; EPPA; Marine Reviewer; Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
The Consuelo Foundation 2012 Peer Reviewer of the Year, Mr. Arteaga conducts two to three site visits a year, often volunteering for visits that require a Spanish speaking peer.