Domain 1: Child Learning and Development
Center uses a developmentally- appropriate curriculum that includes screening children for developmental concerns, ongoing assessments of child progress, and individualized teaching based on each child’s needs. The Center is responsive to the inclusion of children with special needs and build partnerships with parents.
- Education Program
- Relationships & Interactions
Domain 2: Child protection, Health and Safety
The Center defines and implements policies and procedures for safeguarding and protecting children and staff. It informs, raises awareness and provides training about child protection to staff and parents.
- Child Protection
- Child Safety
- Child Health & Well-being
Domain 3: Workforce Qualifications Professional Development
Workforce Qualifications & Professional
Development Staff have appropriate qualifications and experience in Early Years and have sufficient professional development from an authorized training organization.
- Staff Qualifications
- Professional Development
Domain 4: Citizenship, Community Partnership and Family Relations
The Center establishes reciprocally beneficial relationships with the community, establishes
and maintains collaborative relationships with parents and families through constant communication and ongoing opportunities for parental involvement. The Center promotes children’s social development and provides opportunities for responsible and active citizenship.
- Relationship with Parents
- Community Partnership
Domain 5: Indoor and Outdoor Environments
Center ensures that children are adequately supervised and provides appropriate adult-to-child
ratios and groupings. The Center has a safe and healthy environment that is well- maintained and equipped with age-appropriate resources. The Center promotes nutritious eating and healthy habits.
- Indoor/Outdoor Environment
- Provisions for SEN Children
- Child Teacher Ratios
Domain 6: Leadership, Management, and Administration
The Center has a competent and knowledgeable leadership that provides clear guidance and direction. It has operating systems and mechanisms that ensure compliance with government regulations and promotes business sustainability. The center has clear policies, systems, and procedures that promote continuous improvement.
- Center Operations
- Human Resource Management
The tiered system is a viable accountability measure that supports children’s centers in improving quality. Each tier builds on the foundation of the previous one, resulting in significant improvements at each stage.