Accreditation

Early Childhood Center Accreditation
Elementary School Accreditation

Early Childhood Center Accreditation

Accreditation of an early childhood center is an important benchmark in its history.  ELEA provides a state-of-the-art instrument that has been used successfully by early childhood centers since 2006.

Accreditation is a self-study process, culminating in an on-site visit by a team of early childhood educational professionals.  Upon completion of the site visit, a recommendation will be made by the visiting team to the Early Childhood Committee of the ELEA National Board, for full accreditation for a seven-year period if they deem all standards have been sufficiently met.

NEW - ELEA's "Wrap-Around" Early Childhood Accreditation

Early Childhood Centers who have completed NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accreditation can now ALSO achieve ELEA Accreditation by doing a shortened process related to faith curriculum.  You will address:

  • Christian Mission and Educational Philosophy Statements
  • Professional Personnel
  • Religion Curriculum
  • Governance & Resources

and you will NOT have to re-address any standards related to other curriculum and physical environment, nor will staff need to complete full ELEA professional portfolios.

Click here to download the Ministry of the Congregation Recognition Program - an ELEA Accreditation Prerequisite

Click here to download a brochure giving more detailed information on the full early childhood process.

Click here to download a flyer giving more detailed information on the "Wrap-Around" early childhood process.

Click here to download a power point presentation which will give additional information on the full accreditation process

COMING SOON - a power point presentation which will give additional information on the Wrap Around accreditation process

To learn more about the Early Childhood Accreditation process, contact the ELEA's Accreditation Coordinator, Cory Newman, at elcaschools@gmail.com.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions related to Accreditation.

Click here for a list of early childhood centers which are currently accredited by ELEA.

Elementary School Accreditation

Accreditation of an elementary school is an important benchmark in its history. ELEA offers a self study process which is based on national curriculum, leadership and teaching standards.  This process focuses on outcomes, rather than inputs, and is designed to best help your school be the best it can be.

Accreditation is a self-study process, culminating in an on-site visit by a team of elementary educational professionals.  Upon completion of the site visit, a recommendation will be made by the visiting team to the Elementary Committee of the ELEA National Board, for full accreditation for a seven-year period if they deem all standards have been sufficiently met.

NEW - ELEA's "Wrap-Around" Elementary Accreditation

Elementary schools who have completed WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) or AdvancED Accreditation can now ALSO achieve ELEA Accreditation by doing a shortened process related to faith curriculum.  You will address:

  • Christian Mission & Educational Philosophy Statements
  • Professional Personnel
  • Religion Curriculum
  • Governance & Resources

and you will NOT have to re-address any standards related to other curriculum and physical environment/facilities, not will staff need to complete full ELEA professional portfolios.

Click here to download the Ministry of the Congregation Recognition Program - an ELEA Accreditation Prerequisite

Click here to download a brochure giving more detailed information information on the elementary process.

Click here to download a flyer giving more detailed information on the "Wrap-Around" elementary process.

Click here to download a power point presentation which will give additional information on the accreditation process

COMING SOON - a power point presentation which will give additional information on the Wrap Around accreditation process

To learn more about the Elementary School Accreditation process, contact the ELEA's Accreditation Coordinator, Cory Newman, at elcaschools@gmail.com. ffice.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions related to Accreditation.

Click here for a list of elementary schools which are currently accredited by ELEA.