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School Age Checklists

Please use the checklists provided below to guide you through making your School Age facility decision process.

School Age Checklist

1.A.1 Administrator attends “PAS Basics” training.

 
  
 
1.B.1 Administrator and teaching staff are members of the Arkansas Professional Registry (PDR) and/or the ADE Registry.
 
  
 
1.B.2 Administrator meets requirements for PDR 3 or higher, including 21 clock hours of training in program planning/management and/or leadership.
 
  
 
1.B.3 All staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher.
 
  
 
1.B.4 Administrator completes an ERS training.
 
  
 
1.B.5 Administrator 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 Staff develop and implement written daily plans for each group.
 
  
 
1.D.1 Facility completes a self-evaluation using applicable approved environment rating tools (ERS or YPQA).
 
  
 
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 PAS assessor.

 
   
 
2.A.2 Strengthening Families video.
 
   
 
2.B.1 Administrator and teaching staff maintain membership in the PDR Registry and/or ADE Registry.
 
   
 
2.B.2 Administrator meets requirements for PDR Intermediate 1 or higher, including 30 clock hours of training in program planning/management and/or leadership.
 
   
 
2.B.3 Within the first year of employment all staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher and at least 50% of teaching staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 2 or higher.
 
   
 
2.B.4 All administrators and teaching staff participate annually in 20 clock hours of approved professional development; for administrators, at least 3 clock hours must be in program planning/management and/or leadership.
 
   
 
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 All administrative staff and 50% of teaching staff complete an ERS training; if facility is using YPQA school age staff should complete YPQA training.
 
   
 
2.B.7 All administrative staff and 50% of teaching staff complete an ERS training; if facility is using YPQA school age staff should complete YPQA training.
 
   
 
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 Staff 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 ERS for each classroom reviewed; classrooms reviewed with YPQA/YYPQA must score an average of 3.00 or higher.
 
   
 
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.
 
   

1.A.1 Administrator attends “PAS Basics” training.

 
  
 
1.B.1 Administrator and teaching staff are members of the Arkansas Professional Registry (PDR) and/or the ADE Registry.
 
  
 
1.B.2 Administrator meets requirements for PDR 3 or higher, including 21 clock hours of training in program planning/management and/or leadership.
 
  
 
1.B.3 All staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher.
 
  
 
1.B.4 Administrator completes an ERS training.
 
  
 
1.B.5 Administrator 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 Staff develop and implement written daily plans for each group.
 
  
 
1.D.1 Facility completes a self-evaluation using applicable approved environment rating tools (ERS or YPQA).
 
  
 
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.