Child care centers must complete all standards for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Accrues at least 135 clock hours of education and/or training in child development/early education and administration.
Completes 25 clock hours or more each year of additional training in child development/ early education and administration.
Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families.
Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.
Accrues 15-45 clock hours or more of training in child development/early education.
Completes at least 25 clock hours of additional training each year.
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.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a rating of administrative quality.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a rating of classroom quality.
Provides at least three interest centers in each classroom.
- 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 curriculum plan gives direction to planning and activities for all classes.
- Daily activities in each class are planned to support the child’s learning and development.
Shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children.