The Child | The
Parent and Family | The Staff | Home
Providers | The Food Program
For the Child
- To establish and maintain a safe and healthy physical environment
which allows children to discover, create, explore, experiment, observe,
discuss and share.
- To provide a child centered curriculum with a balance and variety
of activities including: quiet and active, structure and freedom of
choice, age and developmentally appropriate practices meeting the social/emotional,
cognitive, physical, cultural and linguistic needs of children.
- To make on-going, authentic assessments of children.
- To foster positive self-esteem through appropriate choices, multicultural
and anti-bias curriculum, consistent enforcement of rules, meaningful
experiences to express growing independence and self-reliance.
For the Parent and Family
- To build a partnership between school personnel and families.
- To provide parent education and resources to help parents understand
how children learn and to assist with parenting skills.
- To view parents as important contributors to the program as well as
the children's first teachers.
- To provide opportunities for parents to attend committee meetings,
volunteer in the classroom and with field trips, network with other
parents, and have regular conferences with teachers.
- To maintain open and on-going communications between site personnel
- To include parents in assessment and planning for their children.
- To include parents in program evaluation.
For the Staff
- To establish an environment of trust with open and supportive communication
between site personnel, office staff and administration.
- To encourage on-going professionalism, advocacy and education within
the field of child development.
- To motivate staff through training, leadership, and conference attendance
in order to enhance skills.
- To ensure needed materials and supplies.
- To provide opportunities to move up the career ladder.
- To maintain optimum working conditions, salaries, and fringe benefits.
For Home Providers
- To act as a liaison between the certified adult and the family child
- To provide training, assistance and input into each child's developmental
- To inform caregiver of issues that directly impact children, their
families, the child care community and/or state funding.
- To include each provider in the self-review and program evaluation
- To provide technical assistance through site visits, handouts, newsletters,
training opportunities, curriculum planning, materials, special needs
resources, and meetings.
For the Food Program
To help the in-home provider to establish and maintain exemplary meals
and healthy environments for children in their care by providing:
- A complete orientation to the program upon enrollment
including maintaining proper records for reimbursement purposes
- Initial and on-going in-home technical assistance
- On-going information through newsletters, nutrition
handouts, and workshops
- Assistance with meeting the cultural and individual
nutritional needs of children and families
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