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School Age Care One-Star

School Age 1-Star

School Age Care One-Star

Administrator Requirements

Registers as a member of an Arkansas professional development system.

  • Membership encourages participation in training to improve management and leadership skills and knowledge of child/youth development and early education.

Accrues at least 45 hours of previous training in child/youth development and administration including the topics listed below:

  • Measuring the quality of the program’s administrative procedures
  • Measuring quality of the program’s environment and activities
  • Planning appropriate physical activities to support the child/youth’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/youth development and early education.

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

  • Children/youth 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 learning more effectively.

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

  • The goal of training is to enhance the knowledge and skills of those who work with your child/youth.
 

Facility Requirements

Completes a self-evaluation of the program’s environment and activities.

Informs parents of uninsured children/youth about ARKids First.

  • ARKids First provides insurance to qualified children/youth

Shares with families information about child/youth development and health.

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

Obtains and implements a medical and/or educational plan for any child/youth having special needs.

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