Accreditation Facilitation Project

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.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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