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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT STANDARDS

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT STANDARDS

Family Engagement 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.


B1. A written orientation plan introduces children and their parents to the program.

B2. Parents are provided with written policies and procedures.

B3. Parents are permitted access to the program and their child’s classroom during all hours of operation.

B4. The program has methods for communicating important information to parents on a regular basis.

B5. Staff members maintain on-going communication with parents about their child’s experiences and activities.

B6. The director and teachers work cooperatively with parents regarding decisions about the child’s successful experience in group care.

B7. Parent-teacher conferences are held.

B8. The program provides parents with opportunities to better understand children’s growth and development and effective strategies for learning.

B9. The program develops partnerships with community agencies to connect families to resources and enrich the curriculum.

B10. Family members are invited to participate in all aspects of the program.

B11. Parents have opportunities to influence the program.

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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!

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