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

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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