Christian Preschool Association



The Christian Preschool Association provides the Standards, revised in 2016, for Accreditation free online. Early Childhood Programs can review the Standards before committing to the accreditation process. Programs that wish to proceed with accreditation will complete the Application for Standards and Procedures and submit a fee of $150.00. We will verify the program meets the requirements and will then send the program the entire Christian Preschool Association Evaluation and Observation Packet which includes the Self Evaluation Documents and all other forms needed for Accreditation.

Download our Standards Reference Guide to see if your school may qualify for Christian Preschool Association Gold Seal Accreditation. See below for more information on accreditation.

Christian Preschool Association programs committing to the Accreditation process must devote at least eight months to the self-evaluation process. During this time programs will be assembling their Accreditation Documents. Following the eight month self evaluation process, All programs will submit their Accreditation Documents:

  1. Sections A, B, & C (see the video below)
  2. Section D will remain at the center for the UMAP Gold Seal validator
  3. Application for Accreditation Visit and Validation Fee.

Once complete, The Christian Preschool Association will schedule a validator to visit the program.

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