Effective November 1, 2016, there will
be no 24-hour notice of the site visit given to programs; and the accreditation
agency’s Validator can be expected to arrive for a site visit at any time
during the two-week window scheduled and communicated to the program by the
Site Visit Coordinator.
Programs will receive an Introductory Call from the Validator prior
to the scheduled two-week window of the site visit (rather than within 24
hours). This call is an opportunity for the Lead Validator to introduce him/herself
and inform the program of his/her schedule, as well as, having the program
inform the Validator of their routine and enrollment, so Validators are
prepared when they arrive for the site visit.
“Alberta child care accreditation
promotes excellence in child care settings and helps families choose the best
care for their children.” (Page 5, Alberta Child Care Accreditation Standards,
December 2013, Government of Alberta)