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Accreditation = Quality Care!

Accreditation = Quality Care

I stopped by my Child Care Center to drop of supplies and I noticed there was a large envelope in the mail. When I opened the envelope it was my New Missouri Accreditation Certificate. My Child Care Business has been Accredited since 2003 and I believe that Accreditation is a great way to validate that you have a Quality program!

I was so excited to receive the Accreditation Certificate, because I know that having Accreditation assures that children are provided with the highest quality of care including: Health/ Safety practices, Curriculum, Physical Environment, Family Interactions and so much more!

Another added bonus: In the State of Missouri  (where my facility is located) Accredited child care programs are paid 20% more than facilities that are Only State Licensed.  So, be sure to find out if your state offers any type of incentive for being Accredited.

Do you desire to get your Child Care program Accredited? If so, I want to encourage you to review past blog post on Accreditation. (click here)

With a Successful Quality Care in Mind…

Shiketa Morgan

Quality Care is Hard Work


The picture that you see above, is a photo of my husband putting together a new playhouse for our playground.  The day that I took this picture, we were working at the center on a Saturday morning, preparing for Re-Accreditation.

My facility has been Accredited by the Missouri Accreditation of program for Children and Youth since 2006 and we are in the process of being re-accredited.  As I go through the accreditation process, I realize how much work is involved in providing quality childcare including;

  • Evaluating Administrative practices
  • Improving Health/Safety practices
  • Improving the physical environment
  • Improving the Curriculum
  • Evaluating Parent connections and so much more!

On March 20, 2012, an Accreditation Validation review team stopped by my center to evaluate our quality care practices. Now……. you would think that after going through three accreditation observations in my center and one in my home daycare, that I would not be nervous.

On the day of the visit, I was so nervous to have strangers in my center evaluating every little detail of the program. Then I had to give myself a positive talk and remind myself that I am an Expert at Quality Care and I have nothing to worry about!

I also had to remind myself that I focus on quality care, because children deserve quality care and parents want quality care. Moreover, there are many definitions of what quality childcare is, however, the highest form of quality care is Accreditation.

I want to inspire you to seek  Accreditation. If you cannot afford it, I am sure that there are some agencies in your area that would love to help pay for your Accreditation.

Quality Care is Hard work, however, when parents know that you provide quality care, they will choose you over other childcare programs. Furthermore…all the hard work of building a quality program is worth all the sweat and labor!

I want to invite you to check out my post on Accreditation and subscribe to my e Course, 7-steps to Quality Care.


With Quality Care in mind,


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