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FCCHEN/EHS CCP

Environment 

 

 

In collaboration with the Desired Results system, Creative Curriculum serves as a road map for planning and implementing a quality program that addresses the global development of each individual child enrolled in the program. As a team, we focus on the environment, how to use the environment to support individual child growth, healthy children and family support to reach the desired outcomes. 


Regulations & Policy

HS Performance Standard 1302.31, 1302.47, 1304.16 & State Title 5 Section 18278

Providers participating in FCCHEN provide responsive care, effective teaching, and have organized learning environments that promote healthy development and skill growth for all children. Providers implement and enforce a system of health and safety practices that ensure children are kept safe at all times. 

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Environment Rating Scale

Using an environment rating scale helps providers reflect on both the strengths and areas for improvement in their home environment.

The Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) scale is specifically designed for family child care home environments.


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Creative Curriculum

Fosters creativity in both children & providers/teachers. 

Because children learn from their daily interactions with the environment, a carefully organized and rich environment is the foundation for the Creative Curriculum. The curriculum focuses on interest areas. It describes in detail, what and how children learn, and the teacher's role in using each of the interest areas indicated in the framework to support children's development.


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Health & Safety

Tools are used to ensure the ongoing health & safety of the children we serve:

FCCHEN Providers complete a health & safety checklist annually.

EHS CCP Providers in collaboration with their Specialist complete a health and safety screening biannually (December & June).  The screener is then verified by Grantee staff (January & July). In addition, indoor/outdoor daily safety checklists are completed, along with the monthly drill/safety log.


Child Supervision Plan

No child may be left alone or unsupervised at any time, to prevent child injury & maintain quality.

Annually, providers develop an Active Child Supervision Plan specific to their home environment. The plan is reviewed at least quarterly and revisions made based on changes in the environment and/or child needs/behaviors. The plan is posted near the license.


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Safe Sleep

To prevent SID’s it is crucial that nothing is covering the infants head, the infant is sleeping on his or her back to sleep, that the infant is dressed in sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper and no blanket, pillows, toys or loose objects are in the sleeping area.


Pesticide Requirement

A  pesticide warning sign must be visible to all persons entering the treated area & shall be posted 24 hours before the application & remain posted until 72 hours after the application.

In case of a pest control emergency, the warning sign shall be posted immediately upon application and shall remain posted until 72 hours after the application. Maintain the pesticide application notices.

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Postings

Clear communication is helpful for good relationships & family engagement.

When you share information about what happens in your program, you give families a window into their child’s day. That glimpse into your program invites families into what their child is doing and learning. Required postings to meet licensing, state & federal regulations are as follows: