Sharing the ECADA process in Providence

Alison Lutton offers to answer questions about revised Standards to ACCESS group

After the keynote address by Ben Mardell on Monday morning, ACCESS hosted a session that was all about sharing knowledge and practices that relate to the Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA) process. We always state the disclaimer that it is not the role of ACCESS to tell people how to become accredited. Instead, we are here to share our own stories and provide a forum for sharing. This session was divided into three sections:

  1. The self-study process
  2. Writing the annual reports
  3. Updating to the revised standards for professional preparation
Thank you to Alison Lutton, Saba Ahmed, and the many NAEYC Commission members who made themselves available to answer questions. I also want to thank Dawn Levasseur and Kathy Allen and ACCESS Board members for jumping in to help us facilitate the larger-than-expected crowd. We are all grateful to Debra Murphy for coordinating such a useful session. We really had a terrific turn out and as I said then, that is the best problem to have!
Based on recommendations from the participants in this session, ACCESS plans to host SKiP calls to discuss the revised Standard 4 and the revised Standard 5.
Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming SKiP calls!

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