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Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed for schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools having a set of educational standards for holistic child development. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its capacity to efficiently drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. Accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness; it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.

Accreditation is both a significant achievement pronouncing an institution’s quality of education, as well as a remarkably enriching process for the institutions. Schools must not approach accreditation as a necessary imposition that they must endure to secure the seal of accreditation, and the quicker they satisfy the requirements, the sooner they can return their attention to running their institutions. But the schools and school systems should see the tapped transformative power in the process of accreditation that is able to build true capacity for holistic child development and make continuous school improvement a distinctive reality.

It is the process of accreditation that yields the greatest continuing return for institutions. When approached properly, the internal self-assessment an institution conducts against a set of research-based quality standards can produce a wealth of electrifying insights. Honest self-evaluation is unparalleled in its ability to uncover and bring into sharp focus special challenges for an institution that may not have been fully understood.

The external review is the hallmark of the accreditation process, and like the internal self-assessment, it energizes and equips the leadership and stakeholders of an institution or school system to tackle those areas that may be upsetting to the desired performance levels.

Children’s University accreditation is a force-multiplier. The process is a channel for transformative excellence, and our accreditation process is designed on a standards-based framework to feed continuous improvement and transform education according to it's philosophy of holistic child development. We have faith that a day will come when education providers of all types will follow and confide in the philosophy of holistic child development concept. Our accreditation process asks institutions and systems to critically evaluate their vision, strategies, priorities, leadership, and programs and resources. Our process of earning and maintaining accreditation provides institutions and educational systems with clear direction for implementing changes to move toward the child oriented approaches where Every Child Matters.