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Center-Based Care One-Star

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Center-Based Care One-Star

Administrator Requirements

Registers as a member of an Arkansas professional development system.

  • Membership encourages participation in training to improve administrative skills and knowledge of child development and early education.

Accrues at least 45 clock hours of education and/or training in child development/early education and administration, including the topics listed below:

  • Measuring the quality of administrative procedures
  • Measuring the quality of the classroom environment and activities
  • Planning appropriate physical activities to support children’s healthy development

Staff Requirements

Registers as a member of an Arkansas professional development system.

  • Membership encourages participation in training to improve knowledge of child development and early education.

Follows an appropriate daily schedule that meets the needs of the children in the group.

  • Children are happier and feel more secure when they have a predictable routine.

Follows written plans for the day’s activities.

  • Written plans help teachers support children’s learning more effectively.

Accrues at least 15 clock hours of education and/or training in child development/early education.

  • The goal of training is to enhance the knowledge and skills of those who work with children.

 

Facility Requirements

Uses a classroom rating tool for self-evaluation.

Informs parents of uninsured children about ARKids First.

  • ARKids First provides health insurance for qualified children.

Shares information about child development and health with families.

  • Families and staff work together to support the child’s development and to promote healthy lifestyles.

Obtains and implements medial and/or educational plans for specific needs.

  • Medical and/or educational plans are individualized to meet the specific health or educational needs of a child. These plans are coordinated with a health care provider, therapist or education specialist.