Maryland Children’s Alliance Accreditation Toolkit

The Maryland Children’s Alliance Accreditation Toolkit includes a set of documents and resources developed by the Maryland Children’s Alliance to assist Maryland CACs in meeting the requirements of National Children’s Alliance 2017 Standards of Accreditation and to complete the accreditation/re-accreditation process successfully.

Here’s what you will find included:

NCA Accreditation: Getting Started

There are many resources available through the NCA and Regional Chapters. Many of these contain a lot of information and address detailed questions you will have as you progress through the Standards and the accreditation process. As helpful as these resources are, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start.  This accreditation infographic helps you focus on what you need to do to get organized and get started.

NCA Accreditation Project Plan & Project Plan Instructions

The MCA 2017 Accreditation Project Plan is a tool that includes a checklist of required documentation and a system to assign tasks, set due dates, and monitor progress toward completion.  (It is also provided in Excel.)  Project Plan instructions are provided to show you how to best use the tool.


Includes a list of links to and description of Accreditation Web Resources.