Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services is a not-for-profit organization, contracted by Alberta Children's Services to provide child care accreditation services to licensed day care centres, license​d out-of-school care programs and contracted family day home agencies. 

Programs achieve accreditation status by completing an intensive self-evaluation of their practices and continue to raise the quality of their service to maintain accreditation status.  The accreditation agency's role is to assist child care programs in enrolling in and going through the stages of the accreditation process and assess the programs in meeting the accreditation standards. ​