Child care family homes must complete all standards for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Primary Caregiver Requirements
Accrues at least 60 clock hours of previous education and/or training in child development/early education.
Completes 25 clock hours or more each year on child development/early education.
Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families.
Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.
Provides at least three interest centers for children.
- Interest centers focus on a particular type of play and learning, such as blocks, art, books or pretend play.
Develops a current written curriculum plan and daily activities that include learning goals.
- A program curriculum plan gives direction to planning and activities for all age groups.
- Daily activities are planned to support the child’s learning and development.
Shares with families, information on nutrition and physical activity for children.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a scale rating the program’s business practices.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a scale rating the program’s environment and activities.
Maintains a portfolio for each child that shows the child’s progress over time.
- A portfolio often includes samples of the child’s work, photographs and staff notes about the child’s activities.
Secondary Caregiver Requirements
Accrues at least 15-30 clock hours of training or education in child development/early education.
Shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children.