The Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation is the body that actually makes all accreditation decisions.
Commission members include nationally recognized experts in the early childhood field. Their selection is based on their documented contributions to the early childhood field and their commitment to high-quality professional preparation. While Commission members are predominantly early childhood education faculty in institutions of higher education, others may be considered for service, including administrators, practitioners in the early childhood field, and members of the public.
The Commission meets to review programs that have received a site visit during the preceding spring or fall, and to review Annual Reports from programs that are accredited with conditions. Accreditation decisions are made by a body that is highly knowledgeable, fair, and impartial. In addition to rendering accreditation decisions, the Commission also develops and approves policies for the accreditation system.
Commission members abide by standards of personal conduct that help the Commission function effectively. They do this by thoroughly preparing for each Commission meeting, reviewing all Self-Study Reports, Peer Review Reports, and Written Responses, assessing information critically and fairly, and conducting themselves in a professional, objective, fair manner.
During their term of service and thereafter, Commission members maintain absolute confidentiality. They also adhere to the conflict of interest guidelines. For example, Commission members agree to disclose to the Commission Chair any actual or potential conflict of interest with any program under review.
Commission members participate in training and orientation, including parts of Peer Reviewer training.
- 2013 Commission Roster
- 2012 Commission Roster
- 2011 Commission Roster
- 2010 Commission Roster
- 2009 Commission Roster
- 2008 Commission Roster
- 2006-2007 Commission Roster