NAFCC Accreditation 

Considering becoming accredited through the National Association for Family Child Care? 

MCCPIN is a starting point.  Mentors are available to walk with you through the process and answer your questions.

Contact:  Sheryl Warner at MCCPIN  via the 651-636-1989 number to request contact information.


MCCPIN is here to support providers as they go through the process to achieve national accreditation through the National Association for Family Child Care.  

What is NAFCC Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process many different industries use to identify exemplary practices in that particular field. Accreditation is both a status and a process. As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the institution or program is committed to self-study and external review by one's peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of the services provided.

National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) sponsors the only nationally recognized accreditation system designed specifically for family child care providers. This system was designed by hundreds of providers, parents, and early care and education experts in an effort to create a quality indicator for family child care programs across the country.

NAFCC Accreditation is awarded to family child care providers who meet the eligibility requirements and the Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation. Accreditation reflects a high level of quality through a process that examines all aspects of the family child care program, i.e. relationships, the environment, developmental learning activities, safety and health, and professional and business practices. Once family child care providers become accredited, they agree to abide by the standards set forth and to be measured against those standards, with periodic integrity and compliance reviews. There are over 2100 NAFCC Accredited providers throughout the United States and in other locations worldwide where military family child care professionals operate. (Source NAFCC website.)

What are the benefits of being accredited?

There are tangible and intangible benefits to being accredited. Some of the tangible benefits include a higher reimbursement rate from CCAP and accredited providers are eligible to serve military families.

When you have been chosen as an AFP candidate, you will have the opportunity to take the Accelerated Pathway for Parent Aware 4 Star Rating. The Accelerated Pathway is only for accredited providers and leads directly to a 4 Star Parent Aware rating.


How can I apply?  Contact Sheryl Warner at 651-636-1989

The NAFCC Accreditation Process



To learn more about accreditation visit the National Association for Family Child Care website

NAFCC Accredited Providers in Minnesota

Leslie Hanson  Bloomington, MN 55420  12/1/2022

Mary Albert  St. Paul, MN  55106   12/1/2021

Nikki Minke   Bloomington, MN  55420   11/20/22

Shirell Smith Kerney  Bloomingtin, MN 55420   8/1/2022

Dana Lensert Burnsville MN 55337 12/1/2020

Sharyl Kalal Eden Prairie MN 55347 Hennepin 7/1/2020

 Svitlana Uniyat Minneapolis MN 55413 Hennepin 7/15/2020

 Sheryl Warner Minneapolis MN 55406 Hennepin 9/27/2022 

Christy Hanson Owatonna MN 55060 Steele 4/1/2020

Julie Hume Princeton MN 55371 Mille Lacs County 7/1/2021

Patricia Schmitt Powers    Rice, MN 56367  Benton County  11/17/2020

Sherry Bristol Robbinsdale MN 55422 Hennepin 3/15/2020

Tammy Wachter Spicer MN 56288 Kandiyohi 4/2/2021 

Carolyn Collins St. Paul MN 55103 Ramsey 7/15/2021

Karen Ueland St. Paul MN 55117 Ramsey 4/2/2021 

Tabitha Zimmer Sturgeon Lake MN 55783 Pine 11/19/2020

Tammy Oveson Waite Park MN 56387 Stearns 10/15/2020


Updated 3-2-2020

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