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Paperwork must be received by due date to be considered on time. Payment is due within 45 days of the paperwork's due date.
Late Fees and Citation Fees will be applied to paperwork and/or payment that is past due.


You will receive confirmation of receipt within 3 business days via e-mail when BOTH paperwork AND payment have been received. If you did not receive an e-mail confirmation within 3 business days of your paperwork's due date, please contact the Accreditation office. Confirmation of receipt does not imply submission is complete or accepted. It is recommended you acquire a tracking number and hold onto your tracking number until you have received your confirmation e-mail.


There are multiple options for paperwork submission:

Option 1 – Mail through USPS/UPS/FedEx (new mailing address) in loose leaf form (no staples):

Association for Early Learning Leaders

1250 S. Capital of Texas Hwy - Bldg 3, Ste 400

Austin, TX 78746

Option 2 – Fax all submissions (except Request for Validation Visit) as one (1) single fax to 512-301-5080

Option 3 – Email all submissions (except Request for Validation Visit) using one (1) single attachment (multiple attachments will not be accepted) to


Self-Study Enrollment Form >> To enroll in accreditation with the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.


Annual Report >>  To be submitted on the program's accreditation anniversary date.

Director Change - Awarded Programs >>  Form should be mailed with last two child care licensing reports. A fee is required. Programs in self-study with a director change should notify accreditation by phone at 512-301-5557 or email


Formal Education, Ongoing Training Log>>  This form must be included with the Request for Validation Visit.


Initial Notification Form>>  Notification regarding changes to the program. To begin the process for maintaining compliance during program changes, this Initial Notification form is the first step to be completed.


Plan of Action>>  To be completed upon the request of the Accreditation department. A fee is required.

Request for Validation Visit Self-Study Only Submission Form>>  A program must be in Self-Study a minimum of 6-months prior to the request for a validation visit. The Request for Validation Visit with the required documentation and payment must be post marked prior to the Self-study expiration date. A fee is required.


Request for Validation Visit Accreditation Renewal Submission Form>> Currently Awarded programs must submit the program’s Request for Validation Visit with the required documentation one year prior to expiration, on the third anniversary date, to allow time for the Visit process and avoid a lapse in Accreditation. No extensions will be given. If the program does not feel ready to submit the Request for Validation Visit by the third anniversary date, a third Annual Report will be due in its stead. The Request for Validation Visit may be submitted subsequently. A fee is required.


Request for Validation Visit Documentation - New Address>> Print this page to replace page 118 from the accreditation manual for the submission of the Request for Validation Visit. 

Staff Survey-Spanish>> (English version can be found in Accreditation Manual)

Parent Survey-Spanish>> (English version can be found in Accreditation Manual)



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