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Administration Standards

These standards are to be used as orientation to the Accreditation Process. All standards are in the Accreditation Manual with indicators that serve as evidence the standard is met. Programs considering pursuing accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission should enroll in Self-Study.

A1. The program has a written mission statement, philosophy, and goals that describe the environment, reflect the program’s beliefs about how children learn, and include overall goals for children and families.

A2. The program’s administration complies with non-discrimination laws covering hiring and termination of employees and the enrollment and disenrollment of children.

A3. The program maintains confidential written records for each employee.

A4. A written orientation plan is consistently implemented with each new employee.

A5. The program has written personnel policies that state the conditions and expectations of employment and inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges.

A6. The program has written operating procedures that provide employees with detailed instructions for carrying out specific tasks related to their work.

A7. Benefits are made available to program employees.

A8. Volunteers

A9. Insurance is maintained on all aspects of the program.

A10. A fiscal plan is followed, monitored, and reviewed.

A11. Staff-Child ratios

A12. Group Sizes

A13. Continuity of care promotes relationships between children, employees, and families.

A14. The program has a discipline policy and positive guidance procedures which forbid corporal punishment and harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment of any child.

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