National Workforce Registry Alliance
Supporting the Nation's Early Childhood and After-school Workforce
Supporting the Nation's Early Childhood and After-school Workforce

Partnership Eligibility Review

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

For questions about the Partnership Eligibility Review process, please contact the Standards and Data Committee Chair, Joellyn Whitehead at

  • See the PER Timelines for Cycles 18 and 19 for information on the cycles and timelines.
  • To participate in a PER Cohort to work on your PER Application, submit the PER Cohort Application.
  • Do not forget to submit your PER Intent to Apply for Cycle 18 and 19.
  • Are you interested in sharing your expertise as part of a review team for the PER process? Submit the PER Reviewer Application!

If your registry is interested in participating in the PER read the Partnership Eligibility Review 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 Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  PER registries are shaded green on the registry map.

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).