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Homes Three Star

Homes 3-Star

Homes Three Star

Family Child Care Homes must complete all standards for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

Primary Caregiver Requirements

Accrues at least 60 clock hours of previous education and/or training in child development/early education.

Completes 25 clock hours or more each year on child development/early education.

Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families.

Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.

Provides at least three interest centers for children.

  • Interest centers focus on a particular type of play and learning, such as blocks, art, books or pretend play.

Develops a current written curriculum plan and daily activities that include learning goals.

  • A program curriculum plan gives direction to planning and activities for all age groups.
  • Daily activities are planned to support the child’s learning and development.

Shares with families, information on nutrition and physical activity for children.

Meets or exceeds a designated score on a scale rating the program’s business practices.

Meets or exceeds a designated score on a scale rating the program’s environment and activities.

Maintains a portfolio for each child that shows the child’s progress over time.

  • A portfolio often includes samples of the child’s work, photographs and staff notes about the child’s activities.
 

Secondary Caregiver Requirements

Accrues at least 15-30 clock hours of training or education in child development/early education.

Shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children.