School age programs must complete all standards for Level 1 and Level 2
Accrues at least 135 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development and administration including family support and involvement.
Participates in a total of 20 clock hours or more of additional training each year on child/youth development and administration.
Accrues at least 15-30 clock hours of previous training in child/youth development and teaching.
Completes training on the topics listed below:
- Using learning goals to plan daily activities.
- Measuring the quality of the program’s environment and activities.
- Nutrition for children/youth (for kitchen manager and administrator).
Completes at least 20 clock hours of additional training each year.
Uses written daily plans that include all areas of development.
- Each day’s activities support the intellectual development, social and emotional development and physical development.
Provides daily physical activities that are appropriate for the ages of the children/youth.
Works with certified assessor to review the facility’s administrative quality.
Meets or exceeds the minimal score on a rating of the quality of the program’s environment and activities.
Provides at least two 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.
Shares with families information about medical homes for children/youth.
- A medical home means that a child/youth has one doctor or clinic and one dentist whom he sees regularly. Medical homes ensure that child/youth’s medical records are kept in a central location so that the child/youth can receive the best care available.
Shares information with families about the stages of development for children/youth.