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Child Care Family Homes Checklists

Please use the checklists provided below to guide you through making your Child Care Family Home facility decision process.

Child Care Family Homes Checklist

1.A.1 Primary caregiver attends “BAS Basics” training.

 
  
 
1.B.1 Primary and secondary caregivers are members of the Arkansas Professional Registry (PDR) and/or the ADE Registry.
 
  
 
1.B.2 Primary caregiver meets requirements for PDR Foundation 2 or higher.
 
  
 
1.B.3 Primary caregiver completes an ERS training.
 
  
 
1.B.4 Primary caregiver completes training on developmentally appropriate physical activities for children.
 
  
 
1.C.1 A developmentally appropriate daily program schedule is posted in each program area.
 
  
 
1.C.2 Caregivers develop and implement written daily plans for each group.
 
  
 
1.D.1 Facility completes a self-evaluation using the FCCERS.
 
  
 
1.E.1 Facility documents distribution of ARKids First information to families of uninsured children.
 
  
 
1.E.2 Facility shares with families information on child development and on children’s health.
 
  
 
1.E.3 Any medical and educational care plans involving a child are written and on file, and implementation is documented.
 
  

2.A.1 A program review is completed by a certified BAS assessor.

 
   
 
2.A.2 Strengthening Families video.
 
   
 
2.B.1 All caregivers maintain membership in the PDR Registry and/or ADE Registry.
 
   
 
2.B.2 Primary caregiver meets requirements for PDR Foundation 3 or higher.
 
   
 
2.B.3 Within the first year of employment at least 50% of secondary caregivers meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher.
 
   
 
2.B.4 Primary caregiver participates annually in 20 clock hours of approved professional development.
 
   
 
2.B.5 At least 50% of teaching staff complete “ELS Basics Training” training; school age staff should complete “Developmental Assets Training.”
 
   
 
2.B.6 Primary caregiver participates annually in at least 2 clock hours of training on nutrition for children.
 
   
 
2.C.1 All classrooms/program spaces have a minimum of two (2) clearly defined interest centers.
 
   
 
2.C.2 Written daily plans for each group include all areas of development.
 
   
 
2.C.3 Caregivers plan and implement daily developmentally appropriate physical activities for all children.
 
   
 
2.D.1 Facility scores an average of 3.00 or higher on the FCCERS.
 
   
 
2.E.1 Facility shares with families information regarding medical homes for children.
 
   
 
2.E.2 Facility shares with families information regarding stages of development for children.
 
   

Facility is a licensed Child Care Family Home.

 
   
 
3.A.1 The facility scores an average of 4.00 or higher on BAS items 2-10 (item 2 is scored, but not included in average).
 
   
 
3.A.2 Strengthening Families Self-Assessment.
 
   
 
3.A.3 Facility develops a Strengthening Families action plan with at least 1 action step.
 
   
 
3.B.1 Primary caregiver meets requirements for PDR Foundation 3 or higher and has an additional 15 clock hours.
 
   
 
3.B.2 Within the first year of employment, all secondary caregivers meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher and at least 50% of secondary caregivers are at PDR Foundation 2 or higher.
 
   
 
3.B.3 Primary caregiver participates annually in 25 clock hours of approved professional development.
 
   
 
3.C.1 Program spaces have a minimum of three (3) clearly defined interest centers.
 
   
 
3.C.2 Caregivers maintain a portfolio for each child.
 
   
 
3.C.3 Facility develops a current written curriculum plan and daily plans that include learning goals for children.
 
   
 
3.D.1 Facility scores an average of 4.00 or higher on the FCCERS.
 
   
 
3.E.1 Facility shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children.