Partnership for After School Education

Issue 148

August 04, 2017

New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation

Run by the New York State Network for Youth SuccessNew York State Afterschool Program Accreditation is a step towards ensuring high-quality programming for children. The model emphasizes 26 quality standards which include safety, inspiring learning, and relationships. Interested programs participate in a web-based orientation and then secure an Accreditation Coach from a list of approved coaches. Throughout the process, the coach works with the program to help it meet all 26 quality standards and complete an endorsement visit. Accreditation is a great choice for programs that are looking to foster a team approach to program improvement with a focus on engaging families and children. Accreditation goes above and beyond the School Age Child Care (SACC) regulations. For more information on the course, contact Erin Broderick