The Alliance recognizes that data are powerful when used to inform policy or support quality initiatives.  Although a single registry can make significant contributions at the local and state levels, its impact is limited at the national level.  With its broad-based membership and foundational standards development, the Alliance is in a unique position to be able to coordinate efforts so registries can collectively have a national impact.  To that end, the Alliance devised the Partnership Eligibility Review (PER) to determine the level of "readiness" for participation in data-related projects at the national level that inform policy or support quality initiatives.

Read the pdf Partnership Eligibility Review Overview  for more information about the PER projects and process. Is your registry ready to apply for pre-approval? 

Are you interested in sharing your expertise as part of a review team for the PER process?  Submit the application form found below.

For questions about the Partnership Eligibility Review process, please contact the Standards and Data Committee Chair, Joellyn Whitehead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

→  Current cycle information and timelines:    pdf PER Cycles 12 and 13 Timeline

→  Intent to apply to participate in PER:    pdf Partnership Eligibility Review Intent to Apply 12 13

→  Become a PER Reviewer: PER Reviewer Application.

We will be completing Cycle 13 for PER.  Application packets for Cycle 13 are due on May 25 and review is anticipated to be complete by June 29.   The next round of application cycles will begin in September of 2018.  If your registry is interested in participating in the PER read the Overview document.  Contact the Alliance office if you have specific questions or would like a copy of the application packet.  The packet is a lengthy document.

Those states and regions with registries which have successfully completed the PER process include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Miami-Dade County Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada,  New York, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The National Registry Alliance's Partnership Eligibility Review process and projects including participation in the National Dataset, and partnership opportunities with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association of Family Childcare (NAFCC), the National Accreditation Council (NAC) and the Council for Professional Recognition (the CDA Council).

Recognized Training Organizations

Baldwin Wallace University

The Care Courses School, Inc.


 Childcare Education Institute 



Center for Early Childhood Professional Development


CypherWorx, Inc.




a program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


 Pro Solutions Training


Zero To Three

Smart Horizons

SafeGard Classes Online