Smart Start Earns BHCOE Accreditation

Smart Start Earns BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation
Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Incheon, South Korea – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Smart Start with a Preliminary Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas. BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation occurs for newer organizations or organizations preparing to meet full accreditation review within a year, prior to a full evaluation. This consists of a high-level review of organizational systems to identify areas for improvement prior to growth. 

BHCOE Accreditation and BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation are the only applied behavior analysis (ABA)-specific accreditations. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“At Smart Start, we are passionate about providing high-quality behavior analysis services to help children and their families,” said Director Julie Polanco. “We are proud to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation.  As we continue to grow, our team will remain dedicated to offering personalized support to our clients.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation 

BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. The Preliminary Accreditation audit process consists of an interview, document review and systems analysis. The Preliminary Accreditation can also be used by providers looking to prepare for full accreditation within the next year as a way to prepare for the larger survey. For more information, visit

About Smart Start

At Smart Start, we believe that all children have the potential to learn and grow. We do not believe that a uniform approach is the answer to treating developmental disorders. It has been said, “If you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve only met one child with autism.” This means that each child has different strengths and weaknesses. We aim to encourage growth and balance individual needs with children. It provides a natural environment by applying a variety of effective and reliable methods to ensure that children are truly motivated and actively engaged in learning. We focus on developing verbal behavior and play skills while dealing with behaviors that may interfere with learning and utilize “areas of interest” to facilitate social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Additionally, therapists are highly educated in ABA practice and receive ongoing support and training from supervisors. Smart Start provides centrally based behavioral therapy based on the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) with a focus on verbal behavior. For more information, please visit

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