Primary Caregiver Requirements
Accrues at least 30 clock hours of previous education and/or training in child development/early education including the topics listed below:
Measuring the quality of the program’s business practices
Measuring the quality of the program’s environment and activities
Planning appropriate physical activities to support children’s healthy development
Primary and Secondary Caregiver Requirements
Registers as a member of an Arkansas professional development system.
Membership encourages participation in training to improve knowledge of child development and early education.
Follows an appropriate daily schedule that meets the needs of the children in the group.
Children are happier and feel more secure when they have a predictable routine.
Develops and follows written plans for the day’s activities.
Written plans help teachers support children’s learning more effectively.
Uses an environment rating tool for self-evaluation.
Informs parents of uninsured children about ARKids First.
ARKids First provides insurance to qualified children.
Shares information about child development and health with families.
Families and staff work together to support the child’s development and to promote healthy lifestyles.
Obtains and implements a medical and/or educational plan for any child having special needs.
Medical and/or educational plans are individualized to meet the specific health or educational needs of a child. These plans are coordinated with a health care provider, therapist and/or education specialist.