Accreditation Cohorts

Accreditation Cohorts


Is your program interested in becoming nationally accredited but you don’t know how or where to begin? 

An MRTQ PDN facilitated cohort may be right for you!


The cohort model follows the premise that peer learning can be a positive influence on advancing progress towards identified and shared goals. Each cohort is specific to supporting programs through either National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or Council on Accreditation (COA) accreditation and participation is FREE!

Accreditation cohorts span a time period of 18 months, meeting monthly for 2 hours.
A cohort provides an opportunity to develop shared understandings of the accreditation process.
During cohort meetings, the group will discuss and consider the documentation needed to meet each of the accreditation standards.
Meetings are an opportunity to report progress, offer encouragement, brainstorm with each other and discuss challenges and accomplishments.
Cohort members consist of the program owner/director or person who has the primary responsibility for the accreditation process.
The facilitator has an in-depth understanding of the process and standards as defined by the accrediting organization.

MRTQ PDN has funding to assist a program with initial and ongoing accreditation fees.
For information about assistance with NAFCC fees, click here.
For information about assistance with NAEYC fees, click here,

*Participation in an MRTQ PDN accreditation cohort is voluntary and does not guarantee that a program will become accredited.

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