Publications & Forms
The 18 associations reporting this year to NCPSA represented a total number of 6,663 member schools with an enrollment of 2,288,848 students. This included a total number of 4,407 accredited schools with 2,049,328 students. A comparison of the data from the 17 accrediting associations for the last year shows a slight reduction of students in accredited schools and an increase in the number of accredited schools.
(Downloadable PDF) The NCPSA tri-fold gives a historical account and description of the need for the National Council, private school accreditation, and private schools. The NCPSA tri-fold is the first in a series of publications that NCPSA is producing to help educators communicate the need for peer evaluation, continuous improvement and quality assurance that accreditation provides.
(Downloadable PDF) The NCPSA Tri-fold “Your Child is in an Accredited School” is the second in a series of publications produced by the National Council to speak specifically to parents on the need and importance of accreditation. “Your Child is in an Accredited School” addresses the questions parents have concerning accreditation and the quality assurance of the private school their child is attending.
(Downloadable PDF) The NCPSA Manual for Recognition of Accrediting Associations for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Private Schools is an extensive document covering the history, rationale, procedures, and standards necessary for an accrediting association to become a member of NCPSA. The information contained in the NCPSA Manual is foundational to accreditation and can be easily and effectively utilized by Accrediting Associations, Educators, Schools, and State, National, and International Government entities who need to better define their accreditation activities.
NCPSA Gold Seal Forms:
(Downloadable PDF) The NCPSA Handbook for the Recognition of Early Childhood Education Programs and Schools is an extensive document covering the Early Childhood Educational procedures and standards of NCPSA. The information contained in The NCPSA Early Childhood Handbook is foundational to Early Childhood Education and can be easily and effectively utilized by Accrediting Associations, Educators, Schools, and State, National, and International Government entities who need to better define their Early Childhood Education activities.
Infant and Early Childhood Education (IECE) Accreditation Program In-Compliance – Not In-Compliance Report
(Downloadable Word Document) The following IC-NIC (in-compliance – not in-compliance) report should be used by each evaluation committee as a tool when inspecting a school/early childhood center.
(NCPSA.org Web Form) The Gold Seal Accreditation application is the first step in becoming a Gold Seal Quality Care Program provider. Once this application is completed, and the fees paid, an inspection will be scheduled. All eligible schools must hold NCPSA accreditation and be in good standing with the NCPSA member(s) accrediting association(s).