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School Age Care Three-Star

School Age 3-Star

School Age Care Three-Star

School Age Programs must complete all standards for Level 1 Level 2 and Level 3

Administrator Requirements

Accrues at least 135 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development, education and administration.

Completes 25 clock hours or more of additional training each year.

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

Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.

Staff Requirements

Accrues at least 15-45 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development and early education.

Completes at least 25 clock hours of additional training each year.

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

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

Facility Requirements

Meets or exceeds a designated score on a rating of the quality of administrative procedures.

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

Provides at least three interest centers in each classroom.

  • Interest centers focus on a particular type of learning such as blocks and construction, arts, music, drama/theater, language/reading, math/reasoning and science/nature.

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 classes.
  • Daily activities are planned to support the child/youth’s learning and development.

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

Daily activities are planned to support the child/youth’s learning and development.