• Classroom Physical Environment links to PDF file

    The design and layout of the physical environment; including interior finishes, outdoor spaces, selection of equipment, and room arrangement; have a profound impact on children's learning and behavior and on caregivers' ability to do their job.
  • Child Guidance for Group Child Care (discipline) links to PDF file

    Ask anyone and they will tell you that helping children develop self-control is an enormous challenge and responsibility. Effective Child Guidance practices help children to form strong relationships with others. Positive relationships between adults and children are key to a child's social and emotional development.
  • Child Guidance for Group Child Care FAQs links to PDF file

    Answers to frequently asked questions that may help clarify acceptable child guidance practices in licensed child care programs.
  • Child Guidance for School Age Part 1 links to PDF file

    Developing a child guidance policy for school-age child care.
  • Child Guidance for School Age Part 2 links to PDF file

    High quality out-of-school time programs promote school-age children's emotional and social development as well as their academic achievement. School-age children who attend high-quality out-of-school time programs have better peer relationships, emotional adjustment, and conduct in school. To have this desired effect on children's lives, school-age programs must have thoughtful, consistent, positive approaches to child guidance that are appropriate to the age and individual needs of children.
  • Child Guidance for School Age Part 3 links to PDF file

    Basic information about the development of children and techniques on how to guide them appropriately.
  • Supervision Space for School Age links to PDF file

    School age child care programs are responsible for monitoring and supervising the ongoing activity of each child. School age child care programs must designate the specific rooms, spaces, or areas that are used by the program and equip the rooms appropriately for school age children. Activity plans shall foster the development of independence and responsibility in children as they grow older by encouraging opportunities for decision-making, choices and independent time.
  • Serving Children with Disabilities Flow Chart links to PDF file

  • Guide to Developing Sample Health Care Policies links to PDF file

    The purpose of this guide is to assist child care providers in the continued development, and updating of their programs health care policies. Twelve sample health care polices are included in this guide, these samples are tied to the EEC licensing regulation requirements which programs must submit to their licensor for approval.
  • Emergency MGMT Plan for Group or School Age Child Care links to PDF file

    The intent of this plan is to assist the staff in responding to emergency situations, provide information to family members concerning emergency planning, and provide a basis for restoration of services.
  • Writing Program Policies links to PDF file

    All of the situations which any parent or caregiver might occasionally have to address are multiplied when large numbers of unrelated children are brought together for care. You must be able to deal thoughtfully and quickly with every problem that arises, no matter how rare. Dealing well with illness, injuries and emergencies requires planning, preparation, and careful documentation.