At Level 3, the primary caregiver continues to build quality through self-assessment, maintaining samples of the children’s learning activities, participating in reviews of program quality, and sharing information with families.
The primary caregiver:
- Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families
- Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families
- Maintains a portfolio that shows each child’s progress
- A portfolio often includes samples of the children’s work, photographs, and staff notes about activities.
- Shares information with families about nutrition and physical activity
- Meets or exceed the required score on a rating of the quality of the home’s business and management practices
- Meets or exceed the required score on a rating of the home’s learning environment and activities for children
- Participates in a self-evaluation process of the home’s physical activity policies and practices and creates an action plan for improvement