Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services Staff
Karen Baretta is the Executive Director of Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services. Her principal activities and responsibilities at the accreditation agency are leadership, administration, financial and personnel management, quality assurance and operational management, along with strategic planning and organizational growth.
Wendy Reid works out of Calgary ensuring quality assurance measures are met during the process of accreditation decisions. She also delivers presentations about the process of accreditation and the functions of the agency. Wendy acts on behalf of the Executive Director when she is away.
We are pleased to announce that Wendy Reid is the 2016 recipient of the Alberta Child Care Association's, Dr. Sherrill Brown Award of Distinction. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of quality child care in Alberta. Congratulations, Wendy!
Information and Communication Coordinator
Diane Langner is the Information and Communications Coordinator. She is primarily responsible for implementing communication strategies and tools to promote and ensure continuing awareness of accreditation in the child care field.
Ka Man Wong is the Finance Coordinator. She is responsible for the financial system of the accreditation agency. Ka Man ensures the expenditures and variances are properly tracked and controlled. She notes and records discretionary costs once the budget is approved, and she reviews monthly financial reports to monitor spending to ensure budget goals are met.
Accreditation Technology Analyst
Charlene Ellison, supports programs through the accreditation process specifically as they navigate the Aligned Accreditation Standards online system. She coordinates the re-accreditation timelines for the programs across the province. Charlene also performs site visits as required.
Site Visit Coordinator
Natasha Webber is the Site Visit Coordinator. Coordinating site visits for applicant services and providing support to the Validators are some of her main responsibilities at the agency. She also supports and fields inquiries from the child care programs going through the accreditation process. Other responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating Validator training sessions throughout the year.
Out-of-School Care Site Visit Coordinator
Mary-Frances Smith is the Out-of-School Care Site Visit Coordinator. Her main responsibilities are to coordinate site visits for out-of-school care programs and to provide support to the out-of-school care Validators. She also supports and fields inquires from the out-of-school care programs going through the accreditation process. Other responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating Validator training sessions throughout the year.
Pat MacDonald is the Moderation Coordinator with the agency. Her main responsibility is coordinating and monitoring Moderator file assignments, schedules, and decision timelines. She assists with site visits as needed and trains Validators.
Laine Buschau works with the child care and out-of-school care accreditation teams to provide support to programs working through the accreditation process. Laine is also responsible for monthly monitoring of case management of programs in the process. She assists with the coordination of validation teams and performs site visits as required.
Navneet Suhi works with the child care and out-of-school care accreditation teams to provide support to programs working through the accreditation process.
Doris Lonsdale works with the child care and out-of-school care accreditation teams to provide support to programs working through the accreditation process.