WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

Tim Spearin, Vice President, Quality Assurance

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 1996.  Reaccreditation attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by the COA.  It also provides assurance that ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is performing services which the community needs, conducting its operations and funds successfully.
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SR 3: Staff Requirements

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Provide confirmation of the directors university attended, courses studied, and total number of credit hours completed SR 03.01.a
No On-Site Evidence
    • Review:
      1. Transcripts
      2. Director's personnel file
      3. A random sample of employee personnel files (10% or a minimum of 4 staff files)

  • SR 3.01.a

    The director has a Bachelors Degree (BA) in early childhood education, child development, social work, nursing, or other related field AND experience working with age groups enrolled in the program.

    In the event that the director does not have a BA degree in the above mentioned areas, the director must have an Associates Degree (AA) and be working toward the completion of a BA degree.

    Help: Directors file must include record of previous experience, the most recent performance evaluation, education history, ongoing training and other professional development completed.


  • SR 3.01.b

    The director is not responsible for a classroom of children.


  • SR 3.02.a

    At least 50 percent of the LEAD staff have a CDA, AA, or 12 college credits in a field of study that includes child birth to 12 years such as Early Childhood Education (ECE).

    In the event that 50 percent of the LEAD staff does not have a CDA, AA, or 12 college credits, a minimum of 25 percent of the LEAD staff must have a CDA, AA or 12 college credits in a field of study that includes children from birth to 12 years such as ECE and the program can demonstrate a plan to achieve the requirement to meet the 50 percent.


  • SR 3.02.b

    The direct care staff are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or a GED.

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