To achieve its mission the AFP provides a variety of services to improve the quality of early care and education programs and move programs to successful NAEYC Accreditation. The AFP delivers services across the state of Connecticut using a regional model. For a map of the state with contact information for AFP staff, please click here.
Any program may access these free workshops, study groups, and information services, regardless of their funding status or geographic location.
These sessions provide an opportunity to learn about the steps of the NAEYC Accreditation process, and to explore and discuss opportunities for program improvement as guided by NAEYC’s Accreditation process.
For the schedule of current workshops click here.
What is a Connecticut AFP Study Group? A Connecticut AFP Study Group is:
Individualized Intensive AFP support
This Individualized Intensive Support includes on-site technical assistance and support by the AFP facilitator to program leaders including administrators, lead teachers, and the self-study team. This assistance guides leaders through the four identified steps of the NAEYC process and empowers them to engage their staff in the work of accreditation. These AFP services are available only to programs that are licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. For information on the availability of the application to the AFP, please contact Deb Flis at Deb.Flis@ct.gov.
Individualized Intensive AFP support includes:
Monthly Support Meetings
Financial Support (pending availability)
Click here for a one-page summary of AFP services.
Support to programs serving 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds with identified disabilities
Accreditation workshops and funding support is also provided by the AFP through a collaboration with the State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Special Education Program (IDEA 619). Funds are targeted to programs delivering preschool special education services in settings that include public school preschool, kindergarten, school readiness, Head Start, full- and/or part-day center-based preschool or early childhood and/or nursery school. Programs eligible for financial support include:
Workshop sessions offered through this collaboration are listed in the SERC Early Childhood Catalogue. For information the financial support available through funding from the State Department of Education's Early Childhood Special Education Program (IDEA 619) for the NAEYC Accreditation fees click here.
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