Guiding Families to Quality Child Care
Finding and choosing child care can be a worrisome experience for families. Naturally they wish to have the best for their children, as they are primarily responsible for their children's well-being and development. Accreditation helps families in choosing high quality early learning and care services for their children.
Learn more about Alberta Child Care Accreditation
View Accreditation Standards
The accrediting agency utilizes an evaluation framework to determine accreditation status. Learn more.
Quality Service in Accredited Child Care Programs
The provision of high quality child care services in accredited child care settings is linked to beneficial outcomes for children, their families, child care staff, and the community. High quality child care can positively influence child development and accreditation has been shown to improve child care by promoting high standards of professional practice. Accreditation also contributes to increased staff retention, enhanced job satisfaction, and improved management practices and communications in child care programs.
Accredited child care programs work hard to ensure children receive care that supports their optimal development and child care professionals have the tools they need to support and maintain high quality services. Accredited programs support families of children in care and involve them and the broader community in program evaluation and development
Learn more about the Accreditation Process that child care programs go through to become accredited and maintain their accreditation status.