Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
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10025 106 Street
Edmonton,AB T5J 1G4
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Programs become accredited for a term of three years during which they may undergo a number of changes that could potentially affect their accreditation standing. Therefore, programs must inform the accreditation agency of the following changes:
When an accredited program increases its licensed capacity, or the number of contracted family day home by more than 50 percent, they must contact Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services in order to complete required documentation. The program will provide evidence that they continue to maintain their accreditation status with increased capacity.
Transition from one license/contract holder to another impacts the accreditation status of a program. Learn more.
If an accredited day care or out-of-school care program has been issued a probationary license, or an accredited family day home agency's contract with Alberta Children's Services has been put on hold, the program is required to inform the accreditation agency and complete a documentation process. Learn more.
When an accredited program moves to a different location, it is required to complete specific reporting with the accreditation agency to confirm that program's relocation did not affect its ability to continue to maintain the accreditation standards.
A change in a program's name does not affect the program's accreditation status, but it does require the program to be issued a revised accreditation certificate that reflects the new program's name.