Program Resources

This page provides downloadable resources to help meet your goals of integrating NECPA Standards and attaining national recognition for your high quality program. 

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Manuals and Guides

This 121-page PDF contains a lot of useful information for your program. You can read about NECPA’s History, commonly used accreditation terms and an introduction to NECPA Accreditation. This document contains the NECPA Standards and various resources like the Accreditation Process, Samples, Templates, Procedures and Policies.

This 142-page PDF contains all of the information you will need during your journey towards NECPA accreditation. This is the tool you will use to assess your program and identify areas for improvement. The goal is to achieve “Yes” answers for the documentation and observation items. This document shows in detail NECPA’s Documentation and Observation process during the accreditation process.

This useful work plan will help you organize your plan of action by setting a start date, identifying resources needed and your goal date for completion.

This document shows the monthly timeline based on when you request a visit to when you can expect your scheduled visit date and receive your results.

This document shows the extended timeline all the way until 2038 of the expected educational qualifications of teachers in childcare programs.

Templates and Logs

This survey is an integral part of the Accreditation process your child’s program has undertaken. NECPA believes that parental/guardian involvement and satisfaction are among the most reliable indicators of a quality program. Programs must survey at least 50 percent of enrolled families.

This anonymous survey is an integral part of the Accreditation process your program has undertaken. Programs must survey at least 70 percent of all full and part-time staff members who work with children.

This is a printable version of the labels that accompany the Documentation portion of the Self Assessment Instrument. Each label corresponds to a specific item in the section.

This template will aid you in documenting your staff’s education levels and level of experience. These pages are included in the Documentation portion of the Self Assessment Instrument (SAI), however, if a program uses these printouts, please ensure that these completed pages are inserted in your SAI on the day of the Verification Visit.

This checklist may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when evaluating your classrooms. This is not an all-inclusive list for all standards, but includes some of the most commonly overlooked observable items.

This checklist may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when evaluating your classrooms. This is not an all-inclusive list for all standards, but includes some of the most commonly overlooked observable items.

This checklist may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when evaluating your classrooms. This is not an all-inclusive list for all standards, but includes some of the most commonly overlooked observable items.

This document shows examples that provide further guidance on fall zones and playground surfacing requirements.

This document is a list of Possible Evidence for Parent Handbook Policies. This list may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when creating and compiling your documentation.

This document is a list of Possible Evidence for Staff Handbook Policies. This list may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when creating and compiling your documentation.

This document shows possible samples or templates for evidence. This list may be used alongside your NECPA Self Assessment Instrument when creating and compiling your documentation.

This document is a daily playground inspection log template that can be used for documenting the status of various playground standards.

This is Illness Log template that can be used to document the date, time, child, symptoms and actions taken and the parent/guardian that was contacted.

This injury report form can be used to document any and all injuries that occur at your program.

This Medication Administration log is a template you can use to document what medication, when and where it was administered as well as other crucial information that is needed.

This PDF shows the 3-step hand-washing procedure and can be printed out and posted at each hand washing sink.

This PDF shows the 7-step hand-washing procedure and can be printed out and posted at each diaper changing station.

Living Accreditation

The purpose of this form is to update the NECPA Commission of any changes, updates and staff training for the past accreditation year in order to maintain NECPA Accreditation.

The purpose of this form is to update the NECPA Commission of any changes, updates and staff training for the past accreditation year in order to maintain NECPA Accreditation.

The purpose of the NECPA self-report policy is to communicate to the NECPA Commission any licensing violations and/or major changes, which may affect the Accreditation status of a program or ability to comply with NECPA standards.

This PDF shows the 5 easy steps of the entire NECPA Accreditation process.

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