Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services is looking for Champions for Children!


Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services (AELCS) supports child care programs in their efforts to improve the quality of their services and help families choose the best care for their children.


Governing Council members have opportunities to:

  • Support reviews of the Accreditation Standards
  • Review policy and its implications to the accreditation process
  • Liaise with the child care field and stay current with new initiatives within Alberta    


Top Reasons for Becoming a Governing Council Member

  • Tremendous networking with like-minded professionals
  • Influencing professionalism in the field Early Learning
  • Setting the direction and vision of AELCS
  • Being a motivator, influencer, and change agent



The Alberta Association for the
Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services promotes the
Standards of Excellence through
Accreditation, Education, Innovation and the monitoring of
Continuous Quality Improvement in Alberta early learning and child care programs,
enhancing the quality of services and leadership provided to
children, birth - 12 years of age, families, and child care professionals.


Some Responsibilities of a Governing Council Member:

  • Participate in 2 face-to-face meetings per year (2 days in duration)
      • Meetings are held in Calgary or Edmonton
      • Travel and accommodation expenses are covered
  • Participate in  four, 2-hour teleconference meetings per year 
  • Participate in sub-committees - time commitment varies (Governance & Nominations, Human Resources & Finance, Accreditation, Public Awareness & Communication, Truth and Reconciliation Committee, and other ad hoc committees as needed)
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of accreditation standards and process to accurately communicate the work of AELCS to the community and professional groups.

 See more Governing Council Roles and Responsibilities


Consider applying today!

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