Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
Suite 802, Baker Centre
10025 106 Street
Edmonton,AB T5J 1G4
For toll free access dial 1.877.552.2227
License or contract holder change is a change in ownership of a child care program when a different legal entity (corporation or a sole proprietor) becomes the program's new license or contract holder.
Programs undergoing a license or contract holder change are responsible for informing Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services of this transition to prevent a possible interruption to their accreditation status.
The following applies to accredited programs that have undergone a license or contract holder change:
The program will be required to enter into an accreditation agreement with the agency.
Once the agreement is returned to the accreditation agency, a Temporary Accreditation Status notice will be issued.
If a program does not return a signed agreement to the accreditation agency within a specified timeframe (normally, a month from the license/contract holder change date), the Temporary Accreditation Status will not be issued and the program's accreditation status will be revoked.
Site Visit as a Result of a License or Contract Holder Change
Accredited child care programs are responsible for the cost of a license/contract holder change site visit. The cost associated with the change in license holder will be for the accreditation site visit, as well as the decision process.
A maximum of $1450 (plus travel costs) for the site visit will be communicated to the program and clearly identified on the invoice.
Payment will be required prior to the site visit.
If the program does not have a site visit and an accreditation decision prior to the expiry of the Temporary Accreditation Status notice, status will be revoked.
In the event there is a license or contract holder change, contact the accreditation office at 1-877-552-2227 (toll free) or at 780-421-9222.