The program provides oversight and support to family child care homes to ensure care is being provided in a safe environment that promotes healthy child development.
NA The program does not utilize family child care homes to expand its capacity to provide care.
Currently viewing: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (CYD-ECE)
VIEW THE STANDARDS
|Self-Study Evidence||On-Site Evidence||On-Site Activities|
Family child care coordinators are qualified by:
Interpretation Related fields include early childhood education, child development, elementary education, early childhood special education, psychology, family consumer sciences, home economics, social work, and social services.
Family child care coordinators:
Interpretation The program may choose to provide ongoing training or assistance in obtaining continuing education.
Prior to use, all family child care homes are screened to ensure they are fully licensed or approved, according to applicable regulatory requirements.
The needs of the child and family are matched with a care provider to ensure suitable, family-based care.
The program is aware of available spaces at each child care home and only refers families when it is determined that the resulting teacher-child ratios and group sizes:
Interpretation Generally, teacher-child ratios should not exceed COA’s Recommended Teacher-Child Ratios and Group Sizes for CYD-ECE Programs.