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Parents & Families

Child Care Centers Two-Star Requirements

At Level 2, the administrator and teaching staff participate in specific trainings that help them understand and prepare for the requirements of a 2-star Better Beginnings program.  A 2-star child care center shares helpful information with you about the child’s development and learning, and provides developmental screenings for all children.

The administrator participates in trainings on

  • Using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors to support families
  • Developmentally appropriate physical activities for children
  • Nutrition for children (for kitchen manager and administrator)

The administrator and teaching staff participate in training on

  • Using children’s learning goals to plan daily activities
  • Using nationally recognized tools to measure the quality of the classroom environment and children’s activities

The facility

  • Shares information with families about ARKids First, child development, stages of child development, and child health
  • Works with a certified assessor to review the quality of the facility’s administrative procedures
  • Meets or exceeds the minimum required score on a rating of the quality of the program’s classroom environment and activities
  • Provides annual developmental screenings for children to identify any potential developmental delays
  • Participates in a self-evaluation process regarding the program’s nutrition policies and practices and creates an action plan for improvement