The Children’s Center Prepares for 29th Year of Accreditation
We set high standards for ourselves at The Children’s Center. From caring for our families to following best business practices—it’s important to us to do our jobs exceptionally well.
Achieving accreditation from the Council on Accreditation is one way we can prove our commitment to excellence to our families and stakeholders. In March 1986, we received our first accreditation, and every four years since, we’ve been successfully re-accredited. This year, we’re preparing for our 29th year of accreditation.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation involves an objective analysis of our organization by the Council on Accreditation. The council measures our work against international standards of best practices, ensuring our services are:
- accessible, coordinated, and appropriate
- based in the community and culturally competent
- provided by a skilled and supported workforce
- respectful of individual rights and treat all people with dignity
- evidence-based and outcomes-oriented
- individualized and strengths-based
- supportive of partnership, and family and provider collaboration
- child and family focused
Why is it important?
By achieving accreditation, families, board members, funders, regulators, and staff can have confidence in the credibility, integrity, and achievement of our organization and its programs.
Where are we in the process?
The Children’s Center has been in the accreditation process since January 2013. We’ve completed our application, intake review, and an extensive “self-study,” and are excited for an upcoming site visit in December.
We are anticipating an exceptional finish to our accreditation process and look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence.