​​Programs become accredited for a term of three years during which they may undergo a number of changes that could potentially affect their accreditation standing.  Therefore, programs must inform the accreditation agency of the following changes:

  • Expansion              

When an accredited program increases its licensed capacity, or the number of contracted family day home by more than 50 percent, they must contact Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services in orde​​​r to complete required documentation.  The program will provide evidence that they continue to maintain their accreditation status with increased capacity.

  • Change in license or contract holder

Transition from one license/contract holder to another impacts the accreditation status of a program.  Learn more.

  • Probationary License or Hold on the Contract

If an accredited day care or out-of-school care program has been issued a probationary license, or an accredited family day home agency's contract with Alberta Children's Services has been put on hold, the program is required to inform the accreditation agency and complete a documentation process.  Learn more.

  • Relocation

When an accredited program moves to a different location, it is required to complete specific reporting with the accreditation agency to confirm that program's relocation did not affect its ability to continue to maintain the accreditation standards. 

  • Program name change

A change in a program's name does not affect the program's accreditation status, but it does require the program to be issued a revised accreditation certificate that reflects the new program's name. 

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services will revoke accreditation status and close the program's file based on failure to complete the required reporting.