Enrichment Program/Out of School Time Accreditation is accreditation for: a.) After School or School-age Programs, b.)Before and After School Programs, c.) Tutoring Programs, and d.) Camp Programs.
The accreditation process involves, Application, Self Study, On-site Visit, and Final Determination. Accredited Enrichment Programs are required to submit an annual report by June 30th every year with exception to the initial year and year of reaccreditation.
Enrichment Program accreditation is valid for three years. Within six months of the current accreditation expiration date, enrichment programs must reapply for accreditation to ensure there is no lapse in accreditation. Although the timeframe for the accreditation process varies from one program to the next, generally an experienced enrichment program may be accredited within six to eight months.
SOME OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER:
a. Gold Seal Quality Care Program for School Age Programs. b. Higher reimbursement rate for subsidized care programs including School Readiness. c. Tax exemptions through the Department of Revenue.
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.