Frequently Asked Questions

What are the characteristics of a high quality program?

1. Are the children in the program generally comfortable, relaxed, and happy, and involved in play and other activities?

2. Are there sufficient number of adults with specialized training in early childhood development and education?

3. Do adult expectations vary appropriately for children of differing ages and interests?

4. Are all areas of child's development stressed equally, with time and attention being devoted to cognitive, social, emotional and physical development?

5. Do the staff meet regularly to plan and evaluate the program?

6. Are parents welcome to observe, discuss policies, make suggestions, and participate in the work of the program?

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