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Toolkit

The following toolkit components will help you gather and structure necessary information and document your program’s progress throughout the certification process and beyond.

  1. Administration (.pdf) 1.3 MB
    1. Budget
      1. How to Document Income and Expenses
      2. How to Prepare a Budget
      3. Sample Budget 1
      4. Sample Income and Expenditures Tracking Form
  2. Sample Monthly Financial Statement
  3. Enrollment Form (sample)
  4. Handbook for Families (sample)
  5. Individual Professional Development Plan (sample)
  6. Individual Professional Development Plan (sample template)
  7. New Employee Orientation Acknowledgement Form (template)
  8. Parent Survey
    1. Sample 1
    2. Sample 2
    3. Sample 3
  9. Parent Provider Agreement (Family Child Care)
  10. Performance Appraisal (Sample form)
  11. Salary Scale
    1. Sample 1
    2. Sample 2
  12. Staff Development Article on Staff Training
  13. Staff Meeting Minutes
    1. Template 1
    2. Template 2
  14. Staff Meeting Sign-in Sheet
  15. Strategic Planning Program Development Plan Template
  16. Administrator/Staff Qualifications Professional Development 
  17. Child Health and Development – Download (.pdf) 2.8 MB
    1. Medical Home Information
    2. ARKids First Sample Newsletter Article
    3. Child Development Information
      1. First Experiences in Pretend Play
      2. Stages of Play
      3. Catching Some ZZZZs
      4. Facts About Physical Activity and Learning
  18. Environmental Assessment – (.pdf) 29 KB
    1. ERS Subscale Self-Evaluation Form
  19. Learning Environment – (.pdf) 315 KB
    1. Child’s Portfolio – Types of Documentation
    2. Curriculum Plan
      1. Sample Plan
      2. Template
    3. Daily Schedule Samples
      1. Birth – 18 months
      2. Preschool – 7.5 hours
      3. Preschool – Full day
      4. School Age – Before school
      5. School Age – After school