WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ACCREDITATION SCHOLARSHIP?

To be eligible for an Indiana Accreditation Project scholarship for accreditation the licensed center, licensed home, certified registered ministry, public school or other legally license exempt facility must:

  • Be operating legally within the State of Indiana
  • Be enrolled in Paths to QUALITY™ at any level;
  • Meet the eligibility guidelines established by the respective national accreditation body that the early childhood program has chosen; and
  • If applicable, have a current license or registration, with no current or pending negative action, issued by the State of Indiana, Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applying for an Indiana Accreditation Project accreditation scholarship, early care and education professionals must:

  • Review all eligibility requirements to ensure compliance for their facility;
  • Complete the appropriate Indiana Accreditation Project scholarship application for the correct accrediting body
  • Secure a signature and date for the Certification of Statements and Assurances on page 3 of the application. This page must be signed by one of the following:
    • Owner of the program, or
    • Person associated with the program or sponsoring entity that can enter into a state contract. This may include a regional manager, board president, or program administrator.
  • If regulated, provide a copy of the current license or registration issued by the State of Indiana, Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning;
  • Complete the appropriate accreditation forms from the accrediting body for which a scholarship is being requested, such as
    • Self Study
    • Application
    • Candidacy, Verification, Application for Observation, etc.
    • Intent to Renew
    • Renewal Materials
    • Annual Report

The most current applications for each step in the accreditation and reaccreditation process are located on each accrediting body’s website.  It is imperative that you use the latest forms available.

  • Secure and organize all supporting documentation that is required by the national accrediting body for the respective step in the accreditation process, such as:
    • Proof of TB Test
    • Documentation of education and/or training including transcripts, diplomas, training certificates, etc.
    • Proof of physical
    • CPR Training
  • If accredited, provide a copy of the current accreditation certificate

HOW DO I FIND AN INDIANA ACCREDITATION PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION?

HOW DO I FIND THE APPROPRIATE NATIONAL ACCREDITING BODY FORMS?

The most current applications for each step in the accreditation and reaccreditation process are located on each accrediting body’s website.  It is imperative that you use the latest forms available.

If you are having trouble deciding which forms are necessary or which accrediting body to choose, please contact your Paths to QUALITY Coach or the Indiana Accreditation Project using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

  • National Association for the Education for Young Children  www.naeyc.org
  • National Association for Family Child Care  www.nafcc.org
  • National Early Childhood Program Accreditation www.necpa.net
  • Council of Accreditation -Early Child Care and Development Services  and After School www.coanet.org
  • Association of Christian Schools International – Early Childhood www.acsi.org

WHERE DO I SEND IT?

Once all documents are completed in full, signed, and dated, and all necessary supplemental documentation is secured and organized, the packet can be mailed via USPS or another carrier of your choice, faxed, or emailed using the information below.

Please note that some applications or materials may include personal information and by transmitting this information over fax or email the professional doing so is liable for any fraudulent activities that result from the transmission process.

All Indiana Accreditation Project scholarship applications and supplemental materials MUST be received 30 calendar days previous to their required submission date to the appropriate accrediting body or funding may be denied.

Mail to:

IAP IN AEYC
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 107
Indianapolis,  IN 46205

 or

Fax to:

317-259-9489  Attn: IAP

or

Scan and email to:  accreditation@iaeyc.org

If you have any further questions, please contact a Paths to QUALITY™ Coach or the Accreditation Project at 800-657-7577 or 317-356-6884.

I was so ashamed because my teachers told me I would never make it through math, much less college. This is a prime example of what words can do and the effect they can have and that is why I have a passion for the children in my care to succeed; the suffering gave me the passion. I was the first person in my family to go to college and it is my passion to help others do the same.  Thanks to the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children and the continuous commitment to support quality early care and education for all children and the professionals teaching them.
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