Council On Accreditation

The COA After School standards were developed in partnership with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) through the participation of an NAA Accreditation Transition Team of experts from the field. This process resulted in a blending of the NAA and COA standards into a comprehensive, yet program specific, set of quality standards for After School program recognition and Accreditation.

These standards and After School program recognition opportunities support quality in areas such as programming, continuous quality improvement, developing and maintaining healthy relationships, training and professional development, and staff supervision and support, to name just a few.