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.
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
To learn more about accreditation visit the National Association for Family Child Care website www.nafcc.org
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