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Child Care Centers Three-Star Requirements

At Level 3, the facility continues to build quality through self-assessment, maintaining samples of the children’s learning activities, participating in reviews of the program’s quality, and sharing information with families.

The administrator

  • Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families
  • Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families

Teaching staff maintain a portfolio for each child.

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

The facility

  • Shares information with families about nutrition and physical activity
  • Meets or exceeds the designated score on a rating of the quality of a facility’s administrative procedures
  • Meets or exceeds the required score on a rating of the program’s classroom environment and children’s activities
  • Participates in a self-evaluation process regarding the program’s physical activity policies and practices, and create an action plan for improvement