There are many ways for your child care program to become accredited. We have listed some information below to help you get started with this process.
Accreditation Scholarship Funds
Who is eligible to apply?
Licensed family child care providers and licensed center-based early childhood programs listed on our database who are in the process of becoming an Accredited Program.
What expenses are covered?
Accreditation scholarship funds may be accessed to cover expenses related to the Accreditation Process. This may include, but not limited to, self study materials, and equipment/supplies needed to comply with Accreditation standards.
Professional Development Funds/Accreditation Guidelines and Requirements
Programs may apply for any amount required for equipment replacements/additions coinciding with Accreditation guidelines. Amount funded depends on program need as well as commitment to achieving Accreditation.
When should you apply?
Programs can apply any time. Funds are limited and are granted on a first come, first serve basis.
How do you apply?
Fill out the appropriate application form and return it to: (Click here to be directed to the forms page)
Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Attn: Jill McNiff
207 W. Jefferson St., Suite 301
Bloomington, IL 61701.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation (NAFCC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
National Accreditation Commission (NAC)