• Staff welcome all children, listen to children, and treat them with respect.

  • Attendance is taken and absences verified within the first 10 minutes.

  • Staff are engaged with children and spend little time on teacher tasks.

  • Staff are aware of individual needs and interests of children.

  • Staff give children opportunities to make informed and responsible choices.

  • Staff and children generally interact with each other in a positive way.

  • Staff do not punish the whole group for the actions of a few.

  • Staff teach positive behavior behavior expectations throughout the day; guiding student behavior.

  • Staff are respectful of one another and work together to ensure the program flows smoothly.

  • Staff make families feel welcome, comfortable, and exhibits respect towards them.

Supervision and Safety

  • Students are in constant visual supervision at all times and ratios are maintained.

  • Daily schedules are posted and followed.

  • Staff observed counting heads and are aware of students presence.

  • Telephone coverage during program time.

Teacher Directed Activities (TDAs)

  • TDAs represent a variety of content areas and are dated for the current week, complete with the teacher's name, and group number.

  • TDAs are initialed by the SC.

  • TDAs are implemented 5 days a week.

  • Lesson plans are posted where parents can see them.

  • Fun Friday activities have written lesson plans and are aligned to student interest and essential standards.

Delivery of TDA

  • The topic was introduced to students with clear understanding of what students will do.

  • Clear directions were given, some discussion took place about the topic/lesson.

  • Alternate activities were made available to student who chose not to participate in the TDA.

  • The TDA allowed for creative student expression.

  • Students participated in groups during the TDA. The students were able to participate in various roles within the group.

  • The TDA included opportunities for children to participate in activities outside their knowledge base.

  • The TDA activity involved students in kinetic activity.

  • The TDA observed included 21st century skills, life skills, career awareness, healthy living, etc.

  • Appropriate materials were accessible to students and the activity was conducted in an appropriate area.

  • There was a de-briefing time in which students reflected on the activity, using higher order thinking.


  • Academic centers offered 5 individual activities and are accessible at the beginning of program time.

  • Additional centers promoting Visual/Cultural Arts, career Awareness, Social and Life Skills were accessible later in the day.

  • Technology/Computer labs are monitored for educational purpose and time allotment; screen time is limited to 2 and 1/2 hours a week.

  • Tablecloths and center signs were displayed.

  • Center materials were in good repair and age appropriate.

  • Soft plush quiet areas were available.


  • Students work together during homework time; talking is minimal and relates to HW assignments.

  • Staff monitor homework, providing assistance as needed, checking over student work.

  • Teachers address student homework questions with an appropriate voice tone--warm, nurturing, etc.

  • Homework materials available independent of center activities.

  • Homework contract on file for each student.

  • Staff engaged with students--no sitting, not doing teacher tasks.

Outdoor Activities

  • An organized game is introduced and taught.

  • Free choices are available to students during the organized game time.

  • A variety of portable equipment is available to students.

  • Staff circulate and monitor students, ensuring safety.

  • Walkie-Talkies and First Aid Kits are available for each group.

Administrative Duties

  • Ledger cards are within the one week payment policy.

  • EasyDraft payments are recorded on the ledger cards.

  • Late payment and late pick-up fees are assessed.

  • KRONOS-time sheets are reviewed, transfers are corrected, comments are added, etc.

  • My Time Exceptions-signed by all parties and filed.

  • P-Card - ledger is audited, card is under lock and key.

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