Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
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10025 106 Street
Edmonton,AB T5J 1G4
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Every accredited program is subject to undergo an unannounced site visit during its accreditation term. This site visit is called a Status Verification Visit.
The Status Verification Visit serves as a means of reassuring programs, families, and the child care community that the accreditation standards are in place in an accredited program at any given time, and not only during the scheduled on-site assessments. This Status Verification Visit is unannounced and primarily focuses on assessing Standard 1, which includes: interactions, communications, and relationships between child care professionals and children, as well as, physical indoor and outdoor learning environments.Important Information about the Status Verification Visit
The program will be issued a Temporary Accreditation Status notice.
The accreditation agency will conduct another unannounced visit called the Status Verification Follow-up Site Visit. This site visit will take place within six months and all Accreditation Standards and Indicators will be assessed.
Based on the decision, after the Status Verification Follow-up Site Visit, the program's accreditation status will be either reinstated, or revoked (in accordance with the Accreditation Evaluation and Scoring Framework).
If a program loses its accreditation status following the Status Verification Follow-up Site Visit, the program will need to complete a Self-evaluation Workbook before requesting another site visit.
Refusing the Validator access to complete the Status Verification Visit or Status Verification Follow-up Visit will mean that the program is no longer participating in accreditation. The program will no longer be considered accredited and its file with the accreditation agency will be closed immediately.