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The MSDE Early Childhood Accreditation Resource

Please Note: MSDE does not accredit Family Child Care Providers.



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Are you: Interested in pursuing MSDE Accreditation?

Then you are in the right place.

The Online Accreditation Registration System (OARS) is your one stop shop for MSDE Accreditation resources. OARS allows programs interested in pursuing MSDE Accreditation to download materials, submit Accreditation Orientation date, request accreditation visits and track their progress. All programs are encouraged to create an account in OARS by clicking the Sign Up button. Creating an account in OARS does not start the Accreditation timeline for your program.

Remember to download a copy of the Guide to Accreditation!!!!

Click Sign Up on the left pane to create a FREE OARS Account.

Are you a family child care provider interested in accreditation for your child care home?  The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) sponsors the only nationally recognized accreditation system designed specifically for family child care providers.  Visit the NAFCC website for more information on accreditation for family child care: http://nafcc.org/

While MSDE does not provide state accreditation for family child care, there is Accreditation Support funding available for family child care providers to help pay the cost of the accreditation application fee. The funding may be applied to the initial or renewal application fees.  Follow the link below for more information:


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