Program accreditation is the ultimate indication of program quality. It also provides afterschool professionals with performance indicators, benchmarks of quality – to guide program planning, implementation and evaluation. Accreditation also serves to guide families in making more informed choices about afterschool care for their children. Moreover, the accreditation process supports a team approach to program improvement and fosters a competent, caring and qualified staff.
About New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation
Led by the Network for Youth Success and informed by the New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation workgroup; a group comprised of direct service practitioners, program directors, trainers, evaluation specialists, policy experts and agency leaders – the New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation model is designed to provide afterschool providers in New York State with a viable, affordable and meaningful accreditation option.
What does it cost?
The fee for the New York State Afterschool Program Accreditation is based on program size and must be submitted with your completed application cover page, application, program practices self-study tool and pre-visit documentation checklist and related documents.
Program site with a total enrollment of 0-35 children: $1,200
Program site with a total enrollment of 36-60 children: $1,300
Program site with a total enrollment of 61-99 children: $1,400
A customized fee structure for multi-site organizations and programs serving 250 or more children will be available. For details, contact Network for Youth Success at 518.694.0660. Renewal: The program renewal for any sized program is $1,000.
Ready to Apply? Programs who have completed their Self-Study Process with a Network-Approved Coach, may apply for their visit below.
Payment may be made via credit by calling 518.694.0660 or by mailing a check toNYSNYS 415 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.
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