Best Practices of Accreditation Facilitation Projects
NAEYC defines accreditation facilitation projects as projects that support quality improvement efforts of child care centers, preschools, and other early childhood programs in many local communities and states and, in an effort to raise program quality, provide technical assistance and support to programs working on NAEYC Accreditation.
A registered AFP must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- The AFP is funded by public money and works with 10 or more programs
- The AFP is funded by a private entity to provide facilitation services to 10 or more programs that are not part of the same corporate structure
A manual, Best Practices of Accreditation Facilitation Projects: A Framework for Program Quality Improvement Using NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria is available in a printed format upon request or as a PDF file.
If you provide local support to programs but do no meet the requirements above, please contact us for more information on how the Program Support department can assist you.
- Register to become an Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) or use the AFP Login to update your registered AFP's information.
- Get Support for AFPs
- Find Local AFPs in your area