The applicant must develop a written child care program plan, and the license holder must see that it is carried out. The child care program plan must:
mandate that children have supervision at all times;
describe the age categories and number of children to be served by the program;
describe the days and hours of operation of the program;
describe the general educational methods to be used by the program and the religious, political, or philosophical basis, if any;
be developed and evaluated in writing annually by a staff person qualified as a teacher under part 9503.0032;
have stated goals and objectives to promote the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of the children in each age category in part 9503.0005, subpart 2, for which care is provided;
specify activities designed to promote the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of a child in a manner consistent with the child's cultural background;
specify that the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional progress of each child be documented in the child's record and conveyed to the parent during the conferences specified in part 9503.0090, subpart 2;
provide a daily schedule for both indoor and outdoor activities;
provide for activities that are both quiet and active, teacher directed and child initiated;
provide for a variety of activities that require the use of varied equipment and materials; and
be available to parents for review on request.
A child care program that operates for more than three hours a day must provide daily access to interest areas of the center that are supplied with the equipment and materials needed to carry out the activities specified in items A to H, except that a child care program serving only school-age children and operating for less than 90 consecutive calendar days or any program operating for less than three hours a day must provide each child with daily access to indoor or outdoor large muscle activities specified in item G and at least five of the following interest areas:
creative arts and crafts;
dramatic or practical life activities;
fine motor activities;
large muscle activities; or
sensory stimulation activities.
January 14, 2010
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