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

Lutheran Social Services of New England is a high-performing nonprofit organization. LSS is a powerful difference maker and go-to resource, driving ourselves to constantly anticipate futures that are different from the past. For 140 years, LSS has been caring for people in need in New England.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington

Wm. R. (Bill) Jones, ACSW, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer

Catholic Charities in Covington has been COA accredited since 1996. Though the time spent in completing the self study and hosting the site visit can sometimes feel sometimes daunting, the rewards far outweigh the effort. In our agency, the self-study is a group process that involves every member of the staff from the CEO to the building maintenance staff.
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