WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.
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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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Standards for Child and Youth Development (CYD) Programs

The Standards for Child and Youth Development programs were developed in support of enhanced programmatic growth and stability, an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients, and producing high quality, measurable results. 

The Child and Youth Development Program Accreditation process involves the review and accreditation of the program’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices.

Child and Youth Development Edition Services

COA’s CYD standards apply to a variety of programs. These include:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs, which include day care centers, etc. Home-based/in-home services are not included in this section.
  • After School, School Age Care (SAC), Out-of School–Time (OST), etc. programs.
  • Youth Development (teen) programs.

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Categories of Standards

The Standards for Child and Youth Development programs are divided into two parts, each with sub-sections.

Administration and Management Standards

The Administration and Management Standards apply to all programs regardless of the services provided or population(s) served.  They describe practices that promote sound operations and management.

Service Standards

Service Standards describe practices related to distinct services provided by child and youth development programs. Within the CYD standards, the following services may be reviewed: 

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Further Reading and Recommended Trainings

Standards Overview

For more detail about the format, structure, ratings and standards development process, visit the Standards Overview page.

Child & Youth Development Program Accreditation Overview

For access to more information about CYD program accreditation, visit the Child and Youth Development Accreditation page. 

Recommended Trainings

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Interested in learning more? Request an information kit.

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