Accreditation


AccreditationAccreditation of Early Learning and Care Services

http://www.aelcs.ca/

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
Suite 802, Baker Centre
10025 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4

Phone:  780-421-9222
Fax:  780-421-9229
For toll free access dial 1-877-552-2227

The Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services is proud to offer on behalf of the AlbertaGovernment the first province-wide accreditation program for early learning and care services in Canada.

Accreditation is a self-assessment process for early learning and care programs in Alberta.  This process uses a tool, called a self-study guide, which measures the quality of the care provided against a set of standards and criteria.  This self-assessment process involves parents, staff and owner/operators to recognize the level of quality in their program and to continuously improve and promote quality care.  

The accreditation process supports child care programs in their efforts to improve the quality of their services and provides parents with information to enable them to choose quality care. By going through this rigorous accreditation process programs are committing to raising the standard of care children receive in Alberta.