Validator Contract Positions

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services provides an annual contract for a select number of Validators each year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct site visits in child care programs by observing interactions, and reviewing policies, documents, and evidence related to the
    Accreditation Standards, criteria, and indicators

  • Must have access to own materials (i.e., laptop, internet, Microsoft Office suite, printer)

  • Valid driver's license and insurance

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Access to a vehicle

  • Willing to travel within Alberta, and possible overnights


  • Degree or diploma in early learning, or equivalent
  • Alberta Children's Service's Child Development Supervisor Certficate (Level 3)​
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in early learning or in an accredited child care program will be considered an asset


  • Observe, read, analyse, synthesize, and write concise, factual observations
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Alberta child care system
  • Understand differences in philosophies and approaches in child care and early education
  • Be professional, ethical, objective, and unbiased in observation of the child care program
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, as well as, collaboratively as a team
  • Communicate orally and in writing


If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of professional reference, along with a copy of your Child Development Supervisor certificate to

Applications are kept on file until a training session is scheduled.

Please note:

  • Potential Validators are required to attend a training session.
  • Training sessions are planned on an as-needed basis.
  • Attending the training does not guarantee a contract with Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.