UMAP provides the UMAP Standards,revised in 2016, for Accreditation free online. Early Childhood Programs can review the UMAP Standards before committing to the accreditation process. Programs that wish to proceed with accreditation will complete the Application for UMAP Standards and Procedures and submit a fee of $100.00. UMAP will verify the program meets the requirements and will then send the program the entire UMAP Evaluation and Observation Packet which includes the UMAP Self Evaluation Documents and all other forms needed for Accreditation.
UMAP programs committing to the Accreditation process must devote at least eight months to the self-evaluation process. During this time programs will be assembling their Accreditation Notebook. Following the eight month self evaluation process, UMAP programs will submit their UMAP Accreditation Notebook (Sections A, B, C & D), Application for Accreditation Visit and Validation Fee. UMAP will schedule a validator to visit the program.
Accreditation Notebook should be submitted six months prior to expiration date.
UMAP will schedule a validation visit within three months of application.