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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. Programs can pay using a credit card or by check/invoice. If paying by check or invoice, submit a copy of the invoice and/or payment and mail to:

Association for Early Learning Leaders
1250 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Bldg 3, Ste. 400
Austin, TX 78746

The Accreditation Manual will be sent within two weeks of receipt of full payment, application, and licensing documentation.

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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NATIONAL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION UPDATE: (6/1/2020)

Beginning 6/1/2020, the National Accreditation Commission will resume conducting validation visits. The Accreditation Office will work with individual programs to determine the impact of local restrictions on a potential visit. The safety of program families and staff and National Accreditation Commission validators is of the utmost importance and at the heart of all decisions made during the ongoing public health crisis. Please direct any questions and concerns to Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation, at [email protected]. Please monitor this website for further developments and updates. From the Accreditation Team to your team, stay safe and be well.

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE UPDATE: (7/6/2020)

The AELL Board of Directors met and made a unanimous decision to transition our 2020 conference to a virtual event for the safety and well-being of our participants, our staff, and our volunteers. This was not an easy decision, and tears were shed. This event has become a “reunion” each year as old friends and new come together to connect in meaningful and powerful ways.  Please know that our hearts hurt with yours that we won’t be together in-person this year.  We are saving hugs, high-fives, and fist bumps for Orlando 2021!

For details and additional information about the 36th Annual National Conference, please visit our Conference page.

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