Teaching staff work with parents and children to plan for orderly transitions.
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Parents and children receive assistance with managing transitions between the home and the child care setting.
Interpretation This can include helping the parent or child cope with daily drop-offs and/or departures or being sensitive to parents or children who are struggling with the idea of using out-of-home care for the first time.
Teaching staff promote smooth transitions throughout the day by ensuring:
When the child needs to transition to another classroom or age group within the program, the current teacher:
When the child needs to transition to school or another program, teaching staff:
When the program can no longer meet a family’s need for care, it refers families to local resources such as child care resource and referral.
Interpretation Reasons why a program may no longer be able to meet the needs of the family include non-payment, when special needs arise that the program can’t meet with reasonable accommodation, or a change in work schedules that the program cannot accommodate.
The program has a systematic process for removing children from care that is communicated with families upon enrollment.