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Validator Training Notice

Validator Training is being planned for June 16 & 17, 2017 in Edmonton.  We are seeking potential Validators living in the Edmonton area.
If you are interested, please complete the application process by June 1, 2017 to be pre-approved for the training.  You can find the application process including information regarding qualifications, knowledge and skills required, and the role of a Validator here.

Details of training will be sent to those applicants who have been successfully short-listed.

If you have any questions, please contact Natash Webber at  or Mary-Frances Smith at


Introductory Call Prior to Site Visit - 
Effective November 1, 2016

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)