Relationship Among Children and Caregivers

  • Individual needs of the child are being met.

  • Child care providers respond to the temperament, needs and cues of each baby.


  • Interactions and routines are not rushed?

  • Child Care provider engages in one to one, face to face interactions and uses simple language.

  • Adults are attentive and respond to infant's needs.

  • Adults give responsive care by listening and observing.

  • Adults are nuturing.

  • Adults frequently sing, read and talk to infants.

  • Adults talk often to babies, especially older infants

  • Adults make sure infant treat each other respectfully and gently.

Environment and Experiences

  • Lesson plans are posted.

  • Adults talk to parents with warm, calm, pleasant voices

  • Pictures of infants and family members are on the wall.

  • Play areas have comfortable pillows, soft carpet.

  • Auditory environments are not overstimulating.

  • Music infants enjoy is available.

  • Space is available where children can enjoy movement.

  • Visual displays, such as mobiles, are present.

  • Sturdy cardboard books showing children's family, showing different cultures, are available.

  • Safe household items are used by infants as play materials.

  • Toys are a size infants can grasp, chew, and manipulate.

  • Room temperature can be controlled, if appropriate.

  • Toys are on open shelves and rotated frequently.

Eating

  • Infants are always held at an angle while feeding.

  • Children who sit up, eat in groups of 1 to 2 with caregiver. Adults assist needed.

  • Finger foods are encouraged.

  • Each child's infant food and bottles are labeled.

  • Food is stored separately from medicine in refrigerator.

  • Bottles of milk that have been used or warmed are not reused.

Sleeping

  • Cribs are separated by three feet of space.

  • Blankets are properly used according to SIDS guidelines?

  • No mobile or toys in/on cribs?

  • Sleeping areas are separate from active play and eating areas.

  • Cribs are labeled.

  • Storage for bleach disinfectant,soapy water, gloves, and plastic bags is clearly labeled and in appropriate places

  • Every morning diaper supplies and extra clothes are stored in individually labeled bins.

  • Babies are placed on backs to sleep.(Staff follow SIDS policy)

Diapering and Toileting

  • Proper diapering (wearing gloves) and handwashing procedures are followed.

  • Proper toilet training procedures followed ?

Health and Safety

  • Cleaning Log posted and updated?

  • Allergy information properly posted?

  • Soapy water and bleach used for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces?

  • First Aid and Safety kit available and maintained?

  • Bleach water is appropriately made daily?

  • Ratios are met?

  • Medication sheets properly filled out?

  • Daily attendance filled out correctly?

  • Health and safety procedures are followed.

  • Crib and play materials areas are cleaned with soapy water and bleach solution

  • Toys that have been mouthed are handled appropriately.

  • Staff knows which health records are kept for infants.

  • Proper handwashing methods are followed.

  • Safety Drills posted and updated

Parent Communication

  • Parents are helped to feel good about their children.

  • Child Information records are sent home daily.

  • Parents are helped to have a positive attitude about their child.

  • Child Developmental/Anecdotal records are sent home weekly.

  • Parent teacher conferences are held three times a year.

  • Home visits are done twice a year.

  • Staff work with parents in decision making about their child's development and discipline techniques.

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