Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
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Temporary Accreditation Status is issued to an accredited program when their ability to maintain accreditation standards may be in question. Depending on the reason for which a Temporary Accreditation Status is issued, the accreditation agency will require the program to undertake specific actions within a set frame of time (generally six months) to confirm the program's accreditation standing.
Temporary Accreditation Status is issued in the following circumstances:
A program has undergone a change in ownership (license holder change). The program will be required to prepare for and complete a site visit at least one month before the expiration of the temporary status. The accreditation status will either be renewed or revoked, depending on the outcome.
As a result of a Status Verification VisitWhen a program fails a Status Verification Visit, it will be issued a Temporary Accreditation Status for up to six months. An unannounced Status Verification Follow-up Visit and decision will occur within this period. The accreditation status will either be renewed or revoked, depending on the outcome.
A program is issued a probationary license from Child and Family Services Programs are required to report to the accreditation agency the issuance of a probationary license and non-compliance that resulted in it. Temporary Accreditation Status will be issued for a period of six months while the program is closely monitored by the Child and Family Services licensing office in the process of remedying non-compliances. Upon reinstatement of an operating license, the accreditation agency will require the program to verify that accreditation standards are being maintained. A site visit may be required.
Click here to see a sample of a Temporary Accreditation Status Notice.