Child care centers must complete all standards for Level 1 and Level 2
Accrues at least 135 clock hours of education and/or training in child development/early education and administration including family support and involvement.
Completes 20 clock hours or more per year of training on administration and child development/early education.
Accrues 15-30 clock hours or more of education and/or training in child development/early education.
Completes 20 clock hours or more of additional training each year.
Completes training on the topics listed below:
- Using children’s learning goals to plan daily activities
- Using nationally recognized tools to measure the quality of the classroom environment
- Nutrition for children (for kitchen manager and administrator)
Follows written daily plans that include all areas of development.
- Each day’s activities support the child’s intellectual development, social and emotional development and physical development.
Provides daily physical activities that are appropriate for the ages of the children.
Works with a certified assessor to review the facility’s administrative quality.
Meets or exceeds the designated score on a rating of classroom quality.
Provides at least two interest centers in each classroom.
- Interest centers focus on a particular type of play and learning, such as blocks, art, books or pretend play.
Shares information about medical homes for children.
- A medical home means that a child has one doctor or clinic and one dentist whom he sees regularly. Medical homes ensure that the child’s medical records are kept in a central location so that the child can receive the best care available.
Shares with families information about the stages of children’s development.