School age programs must complete all standards for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Accrues at least 135 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development, education and administration.
Completes 25 clock hours or more of additional training each year.
Completes a self-assessment of the program’s support for families.
Tries new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.
Accrues at least 15-45 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development and early education.
Completes at least 25 clock hours of additional training each year.
Maintains a portfolio for each child/youth that shows the child/youth’s progress over time.
- A portfolio often includes samples of the child/youth’s work, photographs and staff notes about activities.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a rating of the quality of administrative procedures.
Meets or exceeds a designated score on a rating of the quality of the program’s environment and activities.
Provides at least three interest centers in each classroom.
- Interest centers focus on a particular type of learning such as blocks and construction, arts, music, drama/theater, language/reading, math/reasoning and science/nature.
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 classes.
- Daily activities are planned to support the child/youth’s learning and development.
Shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children/youth.
Daily activities are planned to support the child/youth’s learning and development.