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Enroll in Self-Study

The first step to becoming accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs is to enroll in Self-Study. Along with the Self-Study Application, a copy of the program’s current operating license and a copy of the latest licensing inspection report must be submitted to [email protected] as part of the application process.
Complete the online Self-Study enrollment below by choosing the fee that matches your Licensed Capacity (not Enrollment), and completing the application. You will also need to submit a copy of your operating license and a copy of your latest licensing inspection report. You can also download the Self-Study Enrollment Form directly to your computer and submit the form and documentation by email to [email protected]. Programs can pay using a credit card or by e-check/invoice.

The electronic Accreditation Manual will be sent via email within 5-10 business days of receipt of full payment, application, and licensing documentation. A hard copy of the Accreditation Manual in the form of a 3-ring binder is available for additional purchase and will be sent via United States Postal Service within 5-10 business days of payment. To add the hard copy Manual, click Pay This Fee Option for the appropriate licensed capacity bracket and change the Option drop-down menu to “Electronic and Hard Copy Accreditation Manual”.

The Self-Study is effective for two years from the date of enrollment. Programs must submit the Request for Validation Visit and all required support documents/materials prior to the expiration of the Self-Study.

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